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Navigating Politics

 

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Body Language

Andrea Schneider explains how your body language impacts your conversation and your attitude.

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Choosing Non-mainstream Research Topics

Junior researchers interested in studying minority populations should also conduct "mainstream" research, suggests Hirokazu Yoshikawa.

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Competitive Negotiation

A competitive approach can be useful at certain times, believes Andrea Schneider.

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Compromising vs. Collaborating

Andrea Schneider explains that compromise is not always the best resolution for negotiations.

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Cross-Examining vs. Curiosity

Use active listening skills when asking questions, advises Andrea Schneider.

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Departmental Dynamics

David Klahr describes some common types of department environments.

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Departmental Politics

Kiki D. Chang describes how learning to get along with people is crucial to a successful research career.

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Develop Your Diplomacy Skills

Wayne Drevets talks about departmental politics and other uncomfortable situations.

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Don't Get Into Political Battles

Ruth Chao advises early career researchers to avoid departmental politics and focus on publishing.

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Eating Bitterness

Acknowledging racism is uncomfortable, but necessary, believes Vivian Tseng.

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Establishing Relationships in Your Department

Build connections with your Chair and other faculty, states Joaquin Borrego, Jr.

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Find Somebody to Cry With

Darrell P. Wheeler suggests that locating a confidant is vital for young researchers.

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Grow Beyond Your Limits

Paul A. Pilkonis talks about the value of working well with other people.

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Ladder of Inference

Aligning your question with a specific level of analysis helps you engage in active listening, suggests Andrea Schneider.

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Learn to Say No

Junior faculty of color are often pulled in many directions, says Hirokazu Yoshikawa.

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Q&A

Maximizing Your Academic Career Experience

Kiki D. Chang offers advice on making a life in academia as productive and enjoyable as possible.

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Minority Research is Not a Spin Off

Don't let your research be marginalized, advises Ruth Chao.

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Negotiate in Stages

Take time to process information, states Andrea Schneider.

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Negotiation During Department Transition

Negotiate after rather than during change, suggests David J. Kupfer.

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Serving as a Pipeline

Ethnic minority academicians experience extra burden at times, believes Joaquin Borrego, Jr.

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Take it Year by Year

The idea of tenure can be overwhelming at times, states Stephen M. Quintana.

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Turn the Volume Down

Andrea Schneider identifies solutions to four common listening blocks.

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Unspoken Rules

Vivian Tseng discusses issues of privilege in the workplace.

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When Can I Study My Own Community?

The decision of when and how to focus on research in minority communities is a common struggle, explains Teresa D. LaFromboise.

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Featured

Competitive Negotiation
A competitive approach can be useful at certain times, believes Andrea Schneider.


Grow Beyond Your Limits
Paul A. Pilkonis talks about the value of working well with other people.



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