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Lab Dynamics: Management and Leadership Skills for Scientists, Second Edition

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

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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

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
People Who Do Science: Who They Are and Who They Can Bep. 1
The Mote in Your Own Eye: Manage Yourself Firstp. 17
Gordian Knots: Solve the Toughest Problems through Negotiationp. 35
A Herd of Cast: Managing Scientistsp. 61
Team Meetings: Who's in Charge Here?p. 81
A Delicate Art: Manage Your Bossp. 117
Win/Win with Peers: Make Allies, Not Enemiesp. 137
The Slings and Arrows of Academe: Survive to Get What You Needp. 161
Science, Inc: Make a Smooth Transition to Industryp. 179
Leading Science: Empathy Rulesp. 199
Shape the Future of Science and Technologyp. 227
Appendix: Resourcesp. 249
Indexp. 253
About the Authorsp. 259
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