Performance Appraisals

October 7, 2010

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

Returning to a Staff Position

October 7, 2010

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

Career Building

October 7, 2010

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

Managing Expectations

September 9, 2010

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

Customer Service

September 9, 2010

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

Competing Priorities

July 14, 2010

Doing a good job of establishing project priorities and focusing on the highest-priority projects can enable laboratories to ...

Project Management Software

July 14, 2010

Judicious use of project management software can enable lab managers, team leaders and team members to keep informed on all t...

Global Management

July 14, 2010

Forming and managing effective global research teams with members located in far-flung countries and different time zones is ...

Retaining Knowledge

June 10, 2010

The soft knowledge of your most experienced staff members is a valuable asset that can be used for commercial advantage. Allo...