Competences of Scientific Leadership

Vision - Mission - Strategy


Modern science is team work. Can you formulate your vision and your mission in research and education, and your strategy to achieve your goals? A crystal clear vision, mission and strategy, shared by your team members is crucial for building a successful research group.



Presenting Science:
Teaching, Presentations,
Publications, and Posters


Successfully conveying knowledge  requires insight in how audiences absorb information and clarity of your message: So what is it? And how will students, readers, conference delegates, etc. understand your message best, so they remember  and act upon it?



Skills for Daily Affairs and Organization


How to keep well balanced in the  world of demanding schedules and long work hours of an academic group leader, by setting clear priorities, boundaries, and involving your team members, on the basis of an appropriate set of skills, including proper time and project management. And how to avoid a burn-out?


Research and Development


What are your true drivers? What do you see as your challenges? What does your intuition tell you? What do your peers in the scientific community regard as necessary? Why are your research challenges important so others should spend 

valuable time and resources on it?



Supervision, Coaching and Partnering


How do you inspire others such that they will realize their potential as student or postdoc, and at the same time contribute optimally to the mission of your group? How do you engage in effective partnerships based on mutual trust? How do you know that you can trust the other? Are you merely complementary, or also able to bridge?

 


Grant Applications and Funding


Writing successful grant applications requires having a crystal clear picture of your mission and vision, and profound knowledge of what your scientific community perceives as necessary breakthroughs and challenges. Successful proposals will of course help you realizing your scientific dreams, but poorly presented proposals can come with a reputation penalty that you want 

to avoid.