The Psychobarbarian Manager

The Psychobarbarian Manager

There are managers who have learned to use psychological techniques to confuse, contort, and control members of their staff. ...
Top 10 Management Skills You Need

Top 10 Management Skills You Need

To progress in their careers, lab managers, particularly those in their first management assignment, need to develop new skil...

Beyond Pay and Promotions

Professional development goals that add value to your employees’ career ambitions AND your organization.

What Motivates Your Employees?

It is ever more difficult to argue that motivating knowledge workers is not the Holy Grail for 21st century lab managers. &ld...

The Five Keys to Systems Thinking

Structure drives behavior. The way your organization is structured—flat, crossfunctional, hierarchical or “siloed...

Systems Thinking

The only thing that changed was the title. The job, the responsibilities, even the pay were exactly the same, but when the ti...

The Chocolate Fix

Laboratory managers agree that getting scientists to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in the laboratory is a daily st...

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...