Efforts to train scientists to function beyond the lab bench are often limited to project management, running meetings and conducting performance reviews. Although scientists are efficient at learning the nuts and bolts or management, mastery of these skills will not compensate for poor self-awareness and a paucity of empathy. This book first looks at establishing a foundation of awareness and empathy, then builds upon this foundation through an evaluation of relevant relationships with students, peers, and bosses. The final section of the book evaluates strategies to motivate and keep a team productive. While written and presented from the perspective of managing a working research team, examples and conversation points from the reading could be broadly applicable to multiple disciplines and courses that encourage student collaboration and teamwork. This group is open to all interested faculty. Note: This group is sponsored by the STAR Leadership program will meet the last Wednesday of each month from 12:30-1:20 September- April.
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