Managing Risk

Managing Risk

Risk and related concepts such as risk management and risk communication can be difficult for lab managers to fully...
Speaking of Trust

Speaking of Trust

“Trust me.” What sort of image do those words conjure up? Do you picture a parent teaching a child...
The Right Size For Success

The Right Size For Success

In the past few years I’ve heard more and more phrases like “work spouse,” “work bestie,&rd...
Building a Dream Team

Building a Dream Team

"We will put our best team on this one,” is a common refrain in many circles and is regularly heard in labora...
The Firing Line

The Firing Line

No matter what the reason, whether because of an economic downturn or poor work performance, firing someone is neve...
The Politics of Personalities

The Politics of Personalities

Every workplace has at least one of them: the person who is smarter, the person who knows how to fix a problem...
Negotiating Agreement

Negotiating Agreement

Have you ever presented a great idea, only to see it ignored while other less important things were discussed? This...
Building a Cross-Disciplinary Team

Building a Cross-Disciplinary Team

In the history of technology, The Manhattan Project and the United States space program are considered two of the m...
Stop Fixing People

Stop Fixing People

Have you ever complained about having to parent another adult? Maybe you are trying too hard to fix them....
Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette

It is a paradox of modern life that we are more connected with greater numbers of people, but we talk less. Studies...
Managing Time

Managing Time

In order to increase efficiency, many companies today are under pressure to improve their time management practices...