Donna Webb: Missing Out on a Genius Lunch Buddy

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I thrive on people who are different than I am. And somewhere along the line I came to view myself as too busy to have lunch with anyone. Even the lunches I would have with trainees got pushed to the side in lieu of granola bars and yogurt.

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Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room

The Edge for Scholars

Do you love going to events, but find yourself stranded during happy hour, tongue-tied and tucked in a corner? Initiating and maintaining conversations while networking is a necessary skill, and one you can easily improve with these simple tips. Mastering small talk will help you find common ground to create a mini-bond with new contacts. […]

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10 Reasons to Use Trello for Any Size Team

Aimee Edgeworth

Use Trello as a virtual task-manager app that lets you coordinate tasks, timelines, and goals to get more done.

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5 Ways to Instantly Appear More Confident

The Edge for Scholars

It’s fall conference season.  Put your best foot forward as you speak and network with five tips from Nerd Fitness. Today I’m going to teach how you to appear more confident. Why?  Because confidence is one of the most important skills in life that you can acquire (other than learning to use the Force, obviously). […]

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Yes, You Can Brainstorm Without Groupthink

Rebecca Helton, MA

We are strong advocates of collaboration in innovation, and believe that the proper use of brainstorming techniques is a powerful tool in the collaborative approach. Over our many years of experience, we have seen managers effectively use three simple techniques for avoiding “Groupthink” during brainstorming. From the Harvard Business Review blog network: Yes, You Can […]

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Protips for Networking and Collaborating

Rebecca Helton, MA

Two PIs who lead large multi-site studies share their best advice on networking and collaborating.

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Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected

The Edge for Scholars

If you’re like your correspondent, the very word “networking” sends a trickle of terror down your spine.  Even the thought of mingling at a conference fills you with dread.  But take heart!  “Networking” doesn’t have to be a four-letter word.  As Devora Zack admits, while it might never be fun, it can become doable if, […]

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It's All About Teamwork: William Wester

Rebecca Helton, MA

If you talk to Bill Wester about his work, the first thing you hear will be how much he values the teams on his two major grants.  Due to the hard work and dedication of the faculty, program managers, Bioinformatics team members, web developers, and work/study students he collaborates with, “the sky’s the limit in […]

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Opportunities for Collaboration with the Trial Innovation Network

Aimee Edgeworth

If you're doing multi-site clinical research, this group can supercharge your study recruitment and make technical details easier and less time-consuming.

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The Benefits of Flying Solo

Cristina Espinosa, PhD

For the past three years, I went to all the meetings and conferences by myself. Here's why flying solo can be good for you, too.

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