Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition is the only guide directed at the specific needs of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and development industries. It offers practical advice, including real–life case studies, on improving the quality of interactions and fostering creative output in an R&D setting. Moreover, this new Second Edition features primary data from surveys of expert panels of scientists on their perceptions of being led, including:
- Attributes of leaders that support novel science, particularly being caring and compassionate about those working for them
- The powerfully negative climate created by ineffective leaders, which stifles not only novel science but also basic collaboration within the lab
- The crucial importance of dealing with conflict quickly and effectively
- The need for skills in active listening
These scientists also describe their own most difficult problems in leadership, such as:
- Balancing scientific efforts and administrative responsibilities
- Dealing with personality differences in the lab and between labs
- Motivating people
- Communicating effectively
In addition to addressing topics brought up by the expert panel scientists, this Second Edition provides a new chapter on the issues faced by women scientists in industry and academia; expanded materials on the concepts of motivation, leadership, communication, conflict, and project management; and new case studies for the assessment of organizational culture.
An invaluable go–to for developing the kind of leadership that makes great things possible, Managing Scientists, Second Edition provides a key resource to anyone managing scientific work in a life or medical science organization.
2. Condition of Being Different.
3. Understanding What Motivates You and What Motivates Others.
4. Understanding Your Leadership Style and That of Others.
5. Communicating Effectively.
6. Dealing with Conflict.
7. Creativity: The Influence of Structure, Size, and Formal Systems.
8. Project Management.
9. Discerning and Assessing Organizational Culture.
10. Leading Change.
" for any scientist who aspires to be a better leader or manager, of either projects or people or both, this book should be a very useful exploration." (Journal of Natural Products, February 2005)
"...a good addition to libraries serving laboratories or other scientific organizations. There is enough new material to justify purchasing the new edition where the first may be on the shelf." (E–STREAMS, January 2005)
"As the career paths of many scientists proceed through the laboratory to leadership and administration positions this book will provide beneficial insights to these scientists as they progress through the ranks." (Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, October 7, 2004)
"This book discusses the difference between managing and leading, and why it is important to understand the distinction." (Vet Human Toxicology, 46 (4) August 2004)