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Lab Dynamics is a unique guide to the interpersonal side of scientific research and management. The book provides practical solutions to some of the toughest problems that working scientists and science managers face daily problems for which most scientists are unprepared. Eleven thematically focused chapters show scientists how to communicate and interact more productively and how to develop and improve their management and leadership skills. Every chapter from the first edition has been revised, updated and supplemented with new illustrations and graphics; many new case studies have been added to illustrate themes and techniques. Two new chapters have been added and new sections have been added to Chapter 3, "Gordian Knots: Solve the Toughest Problems through Negotiation" and Chapter 7 "Win/Win with Peers: Make Allies, Not Enemies", which now contains a section on Dealing with Difficult People.
Table of Contents
|People Who Do Science: Who They Are and Who They Can Be||p. 1|
|The Mote in Your Own Eye: Manage Yourself First||p. 17|
|Gordian Knots: Solve the Toughest Problems through Negotiation||p. 35|
|A Herd of Cast: Managing Scientists||p. 61|
|Team Meetings: Who's in Charge Here?||p. 81|
|A Delicate Art: Manage Your Boss||p. 117|
|Win/Win with Peers: Make Allies, Not Enemies||p. 137|
|The Slings and Arrows of Academe: Survive to Get What You Need||p. 161|
|Science, Inc: Make a Smooth Transition to Industry||p. 179|
|Leading Science: Empathy Rules||p. 199|
|Shape the Future of Science and Technology||p. 227|
|Appendix: Resources||p. 249|
|About the Authors||p. 259|
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