John K. Borchardt, PhD, Author Profile

John Borchardt Bio PictureJohn Borchardt, PhD, was a chemist, freelance writer and American Chemical Society career consultant for over 15 years. He was the author of "Career Management for Scientists and Engineers," and had more than 1,500 articles published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. As an industrial chemist, he held 30 U.S. and more than 125 international patents, and was the author of over 130 peer-reviewed papers. He passed away in January 2013.

Recent Articles

Quit Micromanaging!

Quit Micromanaging!

April 4, 2013

The slogan of the micromanager may well be “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” However, “Mi...
What's the Risk?

What's the Risk?

January 23, 2013

Strategies for reducing risk and growing your business

The Pathway to Management

January 23, 2013

Step one, change your mindset.  There are five mental attitudes or mindsets that aspiring managers need to develop. &nbs...
Teaming Up

Teaming Up

November 7, 2012

A Research Partnership Done Right Solves Technical Problems and Grows Business

Career Counseling

October 3, 2012

Six competencies needed to survive inevitable career ups and downs.

Winning the Talent War

October 3, 2012

New and multi-faceted hiring strategies lab managers need in their arsenal.
Around the Clock Lab Safety

Around the Clock Lab Safety

September 17, 2012

Some service laboratories operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These include chemical plant laboratories, laboratories in o...

No Boundaries

September 7, 2012

Large companies and government agencies often have laboratories dispersed over a wide geographic area— sometimes around...

Killing the Project

June 6, 2012

The traditional view is that the project manager is the project champion who defends the project against budget cuts and main...

Smart Project Management

May 31, 2012

Five rules for maintaining stakeholder support, managing costs and achieving goals.

Looking for Someone Special?

April 3, 2012

“Hiring is your most important task,” the late Steve Jobs, former chief executive officer of Apple, Inc., told hi...

Budgeting 101

January 18, 2012

Tips for managing your laboratory research dollars.

The Patent Business

December 5, 2011

Patents are more than just boring legal documents. “A patent is the link between R&D and the legal processes,&rdquo...
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