The information contained in this book should be required as a part of any scientific curriculum, particularly at the graduate levels, for students as well as laboratory directors and academic mentors.
An interesting book, by a scientist and a psychologist from USA, about techniques for managing staff and students in a research lab. Chapters 3, 4 and 6 are great, focusing on case studies of real lab events and how to respond... This book gives practical advice for "cures" and for prevention by managing actively in the first place!
- Microbiology Today
Lab Dynamics is a highly understandable and practical book that equips the reader with the basics for developing the requisite "soft skills" that can significantly enhance technical productivity and promote career satisfaction and advancement....
Whether they are in management or not, scientists at all stages of their careers will find Lab Dynamics a useful guide. Experienced leaders will find it a practical refresher in mastering their skills, whereas nonmanagement and early-career professionals will find it much more than a survival handbook.
- Clinical Chemistry
Every chapter from the first edition has been revised, updated and supplemented with new illustrations and graphics; many new case studies have been added to illustrate themes and techniques.
Two new chapters have been added and new sections have been added to Chapter 3, “Gordian Knots: Solve the Toughest Problems through Negotiation” and Chapter 7 “Win/Win with Peers: Make Allies, Not Enemies”, which now contains a section on Dealing with Difficult People.