The secret ingredient to achieving academic freedom

The secret ingredient to achieving academic freedom

As a tenure tracker, if you look up at the professors at the top of your university, you might see how much they enjoy their academic freedom. They are free to do research on whatever interests them and finding funding for it doesn’t seem to be a problem. They...
Feedback is not complicated

Feedback is not complicated

Are you reticent about giving your colleague feedback? Do you struggle with getting feedback yourself? Or perhaps you’d like everyone in your team to help one another more by sharing tips? What’s stopping us all and why doesn’t this happen more often? In this first...
Behavioral change, tough?

Behavioral change, tough?

You’ve just got back from an inspiring workshop, read a book about communication techniques or got memorable insights while taking part in a business game. And you resolve: from now on I’m going to do things very differently.  And they lived happily ever...
The secret of a good kick-off

The secret of a good kick-off

Team collaboration depends on creating involvement, co-operation and a common goal. The kick-off is the optimal moment to make a fresh start for your (new) team, project or collaboration. What does the collaboration entail, what are we working towards and how are we...