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Cynthia Lawley

06.17.2011 |    11,121 |   reply |
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I had a long conversation yesterday about the things I wish I knew straight out of graduate school with a friend who was struggling communicating with his boss.  He was caught up in needing to be right and feeling criticized in a way he perceived as unfair.  After our talk, I was struck by how much really good advice I had on this subject and decided a blog entry might be in order.  Don’t get me wrong, I have a great boss, but there will always be someone in your work environment with whom you will have challenges (boss, co-worker,...
Tags: communication, Skill Building, transitioning


Cynthia Lawley

05.16.2011 |    23,014 |   3 reply |
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I want to rebel against this statement, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”  I have been noticing it lately, and it has gotten me thinking.  My sense is that this is a martyr¹s statement about self - sufficiency, the sentiment being lauded in a research environment. However,...
Tags: advice, Leadership, self-improvement, Skill Building


Cynthia Lawley

04.04.2011 |    18,852 |   5 reply |
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The end of the year and beginning of the next is always a very crazy time for me.  I have to admit that once I went a month without a blog it was so difficult to come back to it.  Inertia is a very powerful thing. Inertia is what I am...
Tags: advice, communication, self- improvement


Cynthia Lawley

12.01.2010 |    15,832 |   3 reply |
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I was listening to Freakonomics Radio a few days ago, and there was a story about "faking it." The premise was the following:  for the purpose of streamlining communication, "greasing the wheels" of social interaction, we all fake it.  We may imply we are more spiritual or religious than we truly are (especially when visiting...
Tags: Biopharma, Changing careers


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