Empowering Your Staff

In 2002, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) embarked on an educational project ...

Laboratory Etiquette

Many lab managers still remember them from their student days—a handful of hastily stapled printouts sternly titled &ld...

Leadership Is Communication

Leadership is communication, yet too many business leaders do not understand or appreciate this very basic truth. It may not ...

Personal Accountability

You have a wonderful staff. You have given all the assignments and now it’s time to sit back and wait for the results t...

Showing Off Your Lab

Well-organized laboratory visits can help your company expand sales, recruit new employees and persuade people that your labo...

Value of ERG Theory for Managers

You’ve probably encountered Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs at some point in your life. In 1969, Clayton Alderfer cre...

Good Leaders, Good Actors

Good leaders need to be proficient in whats called situational leadership. Plain and simple, situational leadership means hav...

Lab Manager Academy: Words Matter

Communication is the tool by which leaders, managers, and supervisors can create a work environment in which individuals feel...

Shaky Ground

When a company decides to make a change, even when things are going well, employees get nervous. Acknowledging their concerns...