Managing and Leading for Science Professionals

Managing and Leading for Science Professionals : (What I Wish I'd Known while Moving Up the Management Ladder)

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Can technical paradigms help managers lead technical companies? In Managing and Leading for Science Professionals, Bertrand Liang explains that they can, as he explores real issues of importance for technical students and managers who want to move into leadership positions. A CEO with an MBA, Liang originally trained as a neurology and oncology clinician and later earned a PhD in molecular biology and genetics. In this book, he emphasizes what he wishes he had known as he advanced through the organization. His practitioner's point of view is perfectly suited to those who are moving, or want to move, from the technical side to the business side. Focusing on the experiences of scientists and engineers, he teaches ways to speak top management's language. His insights deliver essential knowledge, empowering technical staff to succeed using the skills they know best.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124166865
  • 9780124166868

Table of contents

1. The Road to Success is the Road to Failure

2. Management & Leadership

3. Career Anchors

4. Delegation

5. Taking Interest: New Skills

6. Risk=Management (and Uncertainty)

7. Decision Making is Hard

8. Moving up the Ladder: Abandoning your Peers?

9. Relationships: More Than Just Your Specialty

10. Tactics: the 4 P's, and Walkarounds

11. Leading and Managing Yourself: Mentors

12. Project Perspectives

13. Managing Upward

14. Being the CEO (or at least acting like one)

15. A Final Note
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Review quote

"Many scientists and engineers have the wrong perception of managing and what it takes to move up the ladder. This highly useful book demystifies what managers or leaders do, and offers valuable practical lessons that all scientific professionals could benefit from." --David Y Choi, Loyola Marymount University
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About Bertrand C. Liang

Bert Liang is trained in molecular biology and genetics (Ph.D.) and is a clinician (M.D.) with subspecialty training in both neurology and oncology. He possesses an MBA as well as corporate experience (currently Executive Director of Pfenex Inc.) and has more than 50 publications in both scientific and business subjects.
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