DGS Corner

LinkedIn redux

Happy New Year all! I hope this is a good one for everyone.

I wanted to revisit the whole idea of you creating a LinkedIn

Listening: The Life Scientific

And now for something a little different... Instead of suggesting something to read this month I'm going to suggest something to listen to (thanks for Bobby Murphy for

Tool time: LinkedIn

Some academics like to make fun of LinkedIn, but that's because they don't really use it. A LOT of people outside of

Reading: How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to...

This month's suggested reading is "How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing" by Paul Silvia. Some people find writing easy. Some find it hard.

Tool time: CVs

I know you've heard it before. Maybe even from me. But it's true. You need a CV and you need to keep it up to date.

Reading: The Extraordinary Leader

Like it or not, you will end up in a leadership position. You may already be in one. It's good to start thinking about this sooner rather than later. This month's

Tool time: The Eisenhower matrix

Not all tools need be electronic. The Eisenhower matrix is a tool that helps you think about how to discriminate between urgent and important tasks. Some tasks are

Reading: The Art of Explanation

Reading: Presentation Zen

Giving presentations is a big part of being a scientist. Even in industry. Anyone can give a talk. Not everyone can give a really effective talk. Taking all your fantastic