The second edition of" Lab Dynamics" - the premier guide to management and leadership skills for scientists - available now!

Written by Carl M. Cohen, Ph.D., President of Science Management Associates, and Suzanne L. Cohen, Ed.D., a psychologist, every chapter in the second edition of Lab Dynamics (first edition) has been revised and expanded.  The second edition, now entitled "Lab Dynamics: Management and Leadership Skills for Scientists," contains two new chapters:  

New: Chapter 5, "Team Meetings: Who's in charge here" is a comprehensive guide to managing teams or groups of scientists in meetings of all types. It covers how to structure meetings for maximum productivity, how to keep meetings on track and how to manage behaviors that limit group productivity.  

New: Chapter 10 "Leading Science: Empathy rules" presents the elements of effective leadership in a scientific setting. It delves into the all important distinction between being a leader of science and a leader of people. Using case studies and examples, this chapter shows how to apply the skills presented throughout the book to engage, motivate and inspire scientists.  

Order now: Lab Dynamics, second edition, can be ordered now through Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press or Amazon.  Lab Dynamics is also available in a Kindle edition.

What people are saying about Dr. Carl M. Cohen and Dr. Suzanne L. Cohen's book Lab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists (First edition, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2005)

"..this book has been one of the most sought-after titles at MIT libraries. People often have to wait for 1-2 months in queue to get it.."

"I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to increase productivity in their lab."

"'..a very enjoyable read and one of the most valuable contributions to the slowly growing collection of books on laboratory management"

"Scientists who work in settings ranging from industry, government, or academia will likely find the book interesting and useful"

"..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."' Read the "buzz" about Lab Dynamics Download a sample chapter from the first edition of Lab Dynamics HERE