by Damien | Mar 14, 2016 | EDC Blog, Management
It becomes difficult to teach and train fixed mindset candidates. They can believe that their skills are inherent, or are they’re born with them. These types of mindsets are belief systems that cannot be changed extrinsically through punishment or rewards. It has to come from within. However, it can be cultivated, if you know what to listen for.
by Damien | Feb 8, 2016 | EDC Blog, Management
Focus your efforts toward being mindful with your decisions on what to act upon. There are always going to be distractions and these distractions can derail the focus toward deep work. It is that deep work that’s important to really develop novel breakthroughs and innovative approaches to your work.
by Damien | Jan 18, 2016 | EDC Blog, Lifestyle, Management
Your mental energy matters significantly, because knowledge work requires deep concentration and creativity. Many young research scientists struggle with time management, not only as a product of time, but that of mental energy. The cognitive load that one experiences can be tremendous, especially when it comes to intellectual focus and decision making. This is a critical resource that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The results can be catastrophic when we’re deciding whether to invest our time into completing a manuscript or completing another assay. Therefore, we need to make room to reserve our most critical thinking during times where we’re most refreshed and focused.
by Damien | Mar 30, 2015 | EDC Blog, Management
Showing others new ways of looking at the world can create and nurture lasting relationships. These relationships will never leave you feeling lonely.
by Damien | Mar 6, 2015 | EDC Blog, Leading Life Science Radio ShowAre you in industry and would like to return to academia? We have a treat for you this week. In our last show we featured Colin White, who helps academics to successfully transition into industry. However, our guest, this episode, has managed to transition from...