Achieving a breakthrough without a highly productive and innovative team is going to be a challenge!

You worked hard in graduate school to become an expert in the area of your field. However, as a professor, you find yourself in the leadership position of having to assemble and run research teams. You may be even in a leadership position within your department such as chairing a committee to solve problems. If you were like me, you might be asking yourself where you should even start?

Perhaps, you have finally written that grant proposal and pressed the submit button and got the wonderful news that your project is funded. Maybe you are still trying to conceptualize that unique research project to inform the field. Who should you even have on your team and how do you go about doing this? This is the moment you realize that need leadership skills that you may not have acquired in graduate school!

I remember coming out of graduate school, finally glad that I have my dissertation under my belt and realizing that when I became a professor, I needed to be able to run research teams. Writing the grant is hard enough, worse yet when it gets funded, you need to know how to manage people and most of all make them learn and innovate in teams so that it gets generated into publications. This is why I interviewed world-class researchers and business leaders to understand how they achieved success running teams that innovated and advanced the field.


10 Things a Leader Needs to Know to Lead a Team to Successfully Innovate

Resources – How to conceptualize a research project and lead a team successfully to innovate.  (Books by Lamberg).

Innovative Leaders Interviewed – Click here to learn about the work of the researchers interviewed by Lamberg. Their work has made a national and international impact. Their stories of developing as scholars and lessons learned along the way to run research teams is documented by Lamberg.

Nevada Mathematics Project –  How this project evolved and the lessons learned in leading such an effort is documented as a case study by Lamberg.

Additional Resources for Researchers