Refereeing Research Papers

Your research staff can play a role in the peer process by participating as referees for manuscripts. What are the advantages...

Communicating a Vision

Taking the time to initiate a small goal like creating a vision is the first step toward creating a better team, a stronger w...

Cost Benefit Analysis

With budgets tighter than ever, you might feel like your margin for error is razor thin. No doubt, your ability to predict th...

Conflict Management

As unpleasant as it seems, conflict can be one of a lab manager's best ways of discovering where problems exist among his or ...

I Told You

"There's nothing particularly special about 360-degree feedback. It's just a tool and, like any tool, is only useful if you k...

Science Matters: Free Agency

What leads individuals to pursue a career in freelancing? What do they find most appealing about free-agent work in the scien...

Becoming a Super Lab Manager

There is hardly a company in the world that hasn't been affected by the global economic downturn. In an economy such as ours,...

Public Speaking For Managers

Some people are terrified to speak in public or in front of a group. These simple steps can help you do better at it, even if...

Helping a Discouraged Employee

An employee who has become discouraged will not perform at the level he or she is capable of achieving. In addition, they can...