Stay Interviews

For decades, labs have struggled to find clear solutions to better engage and retain their best employees. At some point, doe...

Visualizing A Career Path

Lab managers are responsible for recruitment and development of chemists and other lab professionals. They often have to expl...
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...