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GAUSS Career Workshop: “Teams & Leadership”, 27-28 August 2018

This workshop helps postdoctoral researchers to train their impact to be a good leader, develop and support their co-workers, and learn how to maintain a successful team in science.


Detailed description:

In this challenging course, the following topics are covered:

  • Leadership tasks, styles and values in science, personality models
  • Situational leadership, delegation, feedback and active listening
  • SMART strategies and goals, conflict handling styles, negotiation
  • Group forming processes, interaction with group members
  • Behavioral and lateral leadership in science, communication in collaborations, social awareness and intercultural competence

Four Laws of Leadership in Science:

  • Adopt a situational leadership style
  • Structure your job interviews by anticipating strengths/weaknesses
  • Prevent, resolve, deescalate and escalate conflicts
  • Write your lab´s “constitution”