Shaky Ground

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

Scientific Talent Wars

In the great global game to woo and win scientific talent, more employers are extending non-cash motivators as the proverbial...

Time Out!

In order to thrive in today's work environment, you need to change the way you look at time. The key is not just managing you...

The PSM

A 2004 USA Today article said that the professional science masters (PSM) degree promised to be the hot degree no one seems t...

Performance Appraisals

Done well and consistently, performance appraisals can be one of your most important tools in becoming an excellent manager. ...

Returning to a Staff Position

What can senior managers do when outstanding staff members are moved into a management position and dont do well?

Career Building

While technical ability is essential to becoming a successful laboratory manager, it is not sufficient. Many outstanding scie...

Managing Expectations

The mantra in your organization should be how each department can help every other department. Managers need to focus on how ...

Customer Service

The best single way for lab managers to promote outstanding effective technical service is to take care of the lab people who...