Lab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists

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CSHL Press, Oct 1, 2006 - Science - 177 pages
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Scientists are trained in scholarship and technical skills but not, typically, in how to deal with their peers, supervisors, or staff who report to them. Yet even a first–rate research project can fail or flounder if the people concerned can't get along. Lab Dynamicsis a book about the challenges of doing science and dealing with the individuals involved, including oneself. The authors, a scientist and a psychotherapist, draw on principles of group and behavioral psychology but speak to scientists in their own language. They offer in–depth, practical advice, real–life examples, and exercises tailored to scientific and technical workplaces on topics as diverse as conflict resolution, negotiation, dealing with supervision, working with competing peers, and making transitions between academia and industry. This book addresses a subject of direct importance to lab heads, postdocs, students, and managers concerned about improving the effectiveness of academic and industrial research.
  

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User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

Very good. Found myself reading examples and thinking - yep, I've seen that happen. May get myself a reference copy. Thanks for the recommendation, Casey. Read full review

Contents

WhoThey Are and Who They Can Be
1
Manage Yourself First
17
Solve the ToughestProblems through Negotiation
33
Managing Scientists
55
Manage Your Boss
79
Make Allies Not Enemies
95
Survive to Get What You Need
113
Make a SmoothTransition to Industry
129
9 Shape the Future of Science and Technology
149
Appendix
169
Lab Dynamics Index
173
About the Authors
177
Lab Dynamics Back cover
178
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