Leading a scientific lab and/or team is not easy. During training, we are taught how to be clinicians, scientists, researchers but we are not taught how to manage a lab or a team. So, how do we do it? We keep it simple and logical.
Most importantly, we start with people that are nice and effective. Most people are nice and many people are effective. We are looking for people who meet both criteria. At regular intervals, we evaluate whether all team members remain nice and effective. The area of effectiveness may change over time