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.

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Hiring the Best

November 3, 2011

“If we don't get the people thing right, we lose; it is the most important thing in all of business,” said Jack W...
Top 10 Management Skills You Need

Top 10 Management Skills You Need

October 4, 2011

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

Double Dip Recession

September 12, 2011

Throughout the summer economists have voiced disappointment in the U.S. economy. Recovery from the recession appears to have ...

Penny-wise, Pound-foolish?

September 6, 2011

Are lab managers being penny-wise and pound-foolish in not hiring contractors to perform work that needs to be done but that ...

Activity-Based Management

September 2, 2011

Activity-based management (ABM) is an approach to management in which work process managers—in this case, lab managers ...
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