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Leadership and academic skills

At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory, Second Edition

by Kathy Barker (Author)

Since 2002, the first edition of this best-selling book has helped thousands of newly appointed principal investigators successfully transition to running their own labs. But changes in technology continue to transform the way science is done, affecting ways in which labs communicate and collaborate, organize data and supplies, and keep current on the latest developments. The culture of science has also evolved, as more scientists explore non-academic career paths, seek new ways to communicate information and ideas, and acquire skills and knowledge outside of their field. In the second edition of this book, Kathy Barker has substantially revised the text, offering PIs advice on adapting to the changes and challenges that the years have brought. New topics include collaboration contracts, performance evaluations, communicating with non-scientists, tips for succeeding on the tenure track, and professional development. With this book as a guide, any new or aspiring PI will be well-equipped to manage personnel, time etc.

Developing Effective Research Proposals

by Keith F Punch (Author)

This is your step-by-step guide to success with your research proposal. This new edition covers every section of the proposal, telling you all you need to know on how to structure it, bring rigour to your methods section, impress your readers and get your proposal accepted.

With practical tips and advice throughout, new features include:

  • Comprehensive explanation of method and methodology, and how to maximize this crucial section of your proposal
  • A new section on mixed methods: an increasingly common approach in research
  • A new chapter on how to get it right with ethics
  • Fresh exercises and activities, now for each key chapter.

The Third Edition provides an authoritative and accessible guide for anyone tackling a research proposal. It is perfect for students in education, nursing, health etc.

How to Succeed in Academics (Successful Career Management)

by Edward R.B. McCabe (Author)

This is a how-to book for the academic life based on more than 50 years combined personal experience and 8 years of formal group mentoring as part of a workshop on these topics. The unwritten rules of university life are shared through fictional vignettes that are all too real. Secrets to successfully achieving short-term and long-term goals are provided in the progress timelines and suggested milestones. Beginning with selecting a training program and choosing a job, this book takes the student, fellow, or faculty member through the maze of academic secrecy to a new level of understanding and empowerment.

Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists

by Jo Handelsman (Author), Christine Pfund (Author), Sarah Miller Lauffer (Author), Christine Maidl Pribbenow (Author)

A guidebook to train science mentors at various levels. It helps science faculty become effective mentors to diverse students.

Collaborative Intelligence: Four Influential Strategies for Thinking with People Who Think Differently

by Dawna Markova  (Author), Angie McArthur (Author)

"A breakthrough book on the transformative power of collaborative thinking. We are living in a hinge time when the way that we think, interact, and innovate at work is rapidly changing. In the past, Marketshare companies dominated, ruled by hierarchy and top-down leadership. Today, the new market leaders are Mindshare companies, where influence is more important than power and success relies on collaboration and the ability to inspire. Markova and McArthur believe that the key to collaborating effectively with our colleagues is respecting intellectual diversity, the ways we think and process information differently. Each of us brings unique and varied thinking talents to the table, and when we understand intellectual diversity, we can come together like a symphony orchestra. Through fascinating exercises and revealing case studies, readers discover their own unique Mind Patterns and Thinking Talents, and learn how to recognize the same in their colleagues. Collaborative Intelligence is the culmination of over 35 years of original research and draws upon Markova s background in neuroscience and her work as a thinking partner to Fortune 500 CEOs and some of the world s top creative talents. It is essential reading for anyone who works as part of a team, who manages others, or simply wants to better understand how people think. "

Mindset - Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential

by Dr Carol Dweck (Author)

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience.

Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ

by Daniel Goleman  (Author)

The groundbreaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play major role in thought, decision making and individual success. Self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, motivation, empathy and social deftness are all qualities that mark people who excel: whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. With new insights into the brain architecture underlying emotion and rationality, Goleman shows precisely how emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us.