How to Avoid Costly Mis-Hires

How to Avoid Costly Mis-Hires

“But I had a good feeling about that hire!” I’ve heard that as I was starting to coaching someone on how to fire an employee. The stats on mis-hiring can be staggering in any business, even the business of laboratory research. A mis-hire can cost you anywhere between...
Start up budgets aren’t about the money

Start up budgets aren’t about the money

Planning a budget isn’t easy. Are you about to start your own lab? Are you in the middle of budget hell, anxious about presenting to a grant committee? Most postdocs and junior investigators I speak to believe they need to start out by knowing how much money they...
Need a new years resolution? Be resolute.

Need a new years resolution? Be resolute.

Happy New Year. Welcome 2015!!! Well, it’s 2015 already. I can hardly believe a whole year has already passed by. I guess that it’s time to start making new resolutions. But what are “resolutions”? The word itself denotes a firm determination, or commitment. To...