Are you tired of making bad decisions as a research leader? Are you sick of feeling like you’re stuck in a reactive loop of doom? Well, you are not alone. Dr. Giddings has felt the same way in the past as lead researcher herself with successful research in her field. In this video, she shares some strategies to help you make better decisions and build a successful research lab while striving for chill excellency.

She explains that the decisions you make as a researcher not only determine your productivity, funding, and even your team management but also create their own momentum – both positive and negative. The longer you let a bad decision linger, the more sticky it becomes in your career. No pressure, right? But don’t worry, there are ways to avoid the “Dumb Tax” and practice Clarity time. If you’re still struggling, finding a mentor who can help you identify blind spots in your decision-making can be a possible solution

So, if you want to avoid being a victim of your own bad decisions, stay for a sneak peek at Dr. Giddings’s strategies.

We hope this video helps you make better decisions in no time and build a research lab that’s productive, successful, and fun. Who knows, you might even start to enjoy grant writing! (Okay, maybe that’s pushing it.) and if you want personal feedback on both your grant writing and the decisions and perspectives you bring to your writing process, check out the Grant Foundry Program, a hands-on experience to transform unfunded proposals into funded ones.

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