In this three-part series, we are looking at the skills that distinguish good Scientific Managers from amazing ones. While the first two parts were about the attitude and communication towards yourself and towards others. This time, it is about your ability to cope with and recover from periods of stress and how you can develop that in yourself.
Scientific managers nowadays have a whole range of tasks and challenges in every workweek. Most fall under two categories: project management and people management. While those two areas are complex and at times tricky to truly master, there are skills that every scientific manager either should have from the beginning or should be developing over the course of a couple of years. The seven most effective skills that I have seen in amazing scientific managers can be divided into how to treat oneself, how to behave in your communication towards others and into how to make it all sustainable.
How to treat yourself
I. Manage yourself first of all
II. Understand yourself so that you can understand others
III. Have a growth mindset
How to communicate towards others
IV. Be a great listener and value feedback
V. Master a repertoire of leadership styles
VI. Be an inspiring presenter
How to make it all sustainable
VII. Develop your resilience
We will talk about these skills in more depth over the course of three separate blog articles. The first one is about skills that have to do with how you manage and treat yourself.
I am Martin Schlicht of AccountabilityTrainings. Based in Berlin, Germany, I have been a trainer and coach for Storytelling and Success Communication since 2008, and an electrical engineer, actor, training actor, teacher and entrepreneur before that. It is my passion to easily discover and create opportunities so that people are more connected, can grow and become free. That's what I am striving for with this blog, too. Let me know how it impacts you and what your questions and interests are. I am looking forward!