3 leadership ideas to engage scientific minds

Scientists can be a demanding audience when it comes to leadership development. Analytical thinkers often challenge ideas that others might be happy to take on trust, so trainers must be ready to back their thinking with rigorous evidence. We use these three powerful and evidence-backed concepts in the training room to resonate with scientific groups Read more about 3 leadership ideas to engage scientific minds[…]

What are the challenges of developing leadership capacity in STEM organisations?

“Brilliant at the science; not so good at the people focused aspects of the job.” The brilliant but socially challenged scientist is a tired cliché that many scientific leaders are keen to shake off, but most people who have worked in a STEM context will recognise the type. Highly analytical, process driven and independent, the very characteristics Read more about What are the challenges of developing leadership capacity in STEM organisations?[…]

Where are the leadership skills gaps in doctoral training?

There is no doubt that good doctoral programmes provide some of the most rigorous training around, but how well do they prepare scientists for the demands of the workplace? Sinche et al. surveyed over 8,000 people who had completed their PhDs within last 11 years, asking them to rate both the degree to which they had Read more about Where are the leadership skills gaps in doctoral training?[…]