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eLABorate Topics, aims to be the leading platform empowering medical laboratory professionals to excel in their careers through industry-specific training and leadership development. We aim to create community where professionals feel valued, supported, and inspired to reach their full potential.

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eLABorate Topics, aims to be the leading platform empowering medical laboratory professionals to excel in their careers through industry-specific training and leadership development. We aim to create community where professionals feel valued, supported, and inspired to reach their full potential.

    Episode 20: Lab Convergence: Unpacking Our Leadership Summit Experience

    Episode 20: Lab Convergence: Unpacking Our Leadership Summit Experience

    In this episode, join Tywauna Wilson and Stephanie Whitehead as they dive into their recent experience at the Lab Manager Leadership Summit. From insightful sessions to engaging workshops, listen as they share their key takeaways, memorable moments, and reflections on how the summit has impacted their approach to laboratory management and leadership.
    Tune in to hear Tywauna and Stephanie unpack their summit experience and gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of laboratory management and leadership.
    To listen to similar episodes:
    Episode 10: Navigating Laboratory Leadership: Insights from Dr. Rodney Rohde
    Episode 5: "Lab Manager Leadership Summit: Elevating Excellence with Scott Hanton and Michelle Hoad"
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    Follow @eLABorate Topics on all social media platforms and Join our eLABorate Topics Group on LinkedInJoin Team #eLABorate and connect with us!Listen on directimpactbroadcasting.com, Spotify, Apple Podcast, or your favorite podcast platform Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on your phone, tablet, or notebook so you never miss an episode!Be sure to leave a comment, and share it with fellow medical laboratory professionals!Leave us a Video Review and we will feature you on our Social Media: Video Review
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    • 30 min
    Episode 19: Enhancing Emotional Intelligence for Lab Leaders in the Digital Era

    Episode 19: Enhancing Emotional Intelligence for Lab Leaders in the Digital Era

    In this episode of eLABorate Topics, hosts Tywauna Wilson delve into the critical role of emotional intelligence in the digital era, especially within the high-pressure environment of medical laboratories. Listen in to discover practical tips and insights for enhancing your emotional intelligence, leading to a more harmonious and effective workplace.
    Today, we'll cover:
    - The importance of emotional intelligence for effective communication and teamwork
    - How emotional intelligence impacts patient care and job performance in the lab
    - Techniques for managing stress and maintaining composure under pressure
    - Strategies for developing emotional intelligence to advance your career and leadership skills
    - Practical quick wins to start building your emotional intelligence today.
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    Related Episodes:
    Episode 5 (Season 4): Lab Manager Leadership Summit: Elevating Excellence with Scott Hanton and Michelle HoadEpisode 10 (Season 4): "Navigating Laboratory Leadership: Insights from Dr. Rodney RohdeEpisode 18 (Season 4): Achieving Work-Life Alignment: Essential Strategies for Medical Lab Professional Leaders
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    Connect with Coach Tee Wilson
    To connect with Tywauna for more on this and other leadership and personal development topics visit: TywaunaWilson.com or connect with her on LinkedIn where she shares topics to help you learn grow and develop in the area of leadership and personal development.
    Be a Guest on our show!
    If you have a leadership or laboratory message to share and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact us by completing the guest interest form or e-mailing us at elaboratetopics@directimpactbroadcasting.com.
     

    • 33 min
    Episode 18: Achieving Work-Life Alignment: Essential Strategies for Medical Lab Professional Leaders

    Episode 18: Achieving Work-Life Alignment: Essential Strategies for Medical Lab Professional Leaders

    In this episode, host Lona Small addresses the top challenge facing medical lab professionals leaders today: work-life balance. Lona introduces the concept of "work-life alignment" and shares seven essential strategies to help professionals achieve a fulfilling and balanced life.
    Key Points:
    1. Envision Your Ideal Life:
    • Imagine your perfect day from morning to night, including work and personal time.
    • Visualize interactions, accomplishments, and routines to create a clear picture of your ideal day.
    2. Journal Your Why:
    • Write down at least 20 reasons why you want the life you envision.
    • Anchor your goals by understanding the deeper motivations behind them.
    3. Prioritize What’s Important:
    • Create a comprehensive list of priorities, combining both personal and professional tasks.
    • Rank them to ensure the most important tasks are addressed first.
    4. Celebrate and Be Grateful Now:
    • Practice gratitude and celebrate the present moment to maintain motivation and positivity.
    • Visualize and express excitement for future successes.
    5. Eliminate Non-Essentials:
    • Reduce or remove tasks that don’t align with your priorities through delegation, automation, or elimination.
    • Focus on tasks that truly matter and bring joy or fulfillment.
    6. Schedule Your Priorities:
    • Integrate both personal and professional priorities into one calendar to ensure nothing gets overlooked.
    • Use the concept of "big rocks" to prioritize essential tasks first.
    7. Establish Routines and Rituals:
    • Develop consistent daily, weekly, and monthly routines to create structure and predictability.
    • Include rituals like morning mindfulness practices, gratitude exercises, and intentional planning.
    Action Steps:
    1. Self-Assessment:
    • Evaluate your current work-life alignment. Are you satisfied with how you're balancing your professional and personal life?
    2. Vision Creation:
    • Start by creating a detailed vision of your ideal life. Write down your goals and the steps needed to achieve them.
    3. Join a Support Community:
    • Consider joining a community of medical lab leaders for support and accountability. Reach out to Lona Small on LinkedIn to join the first group of 20 leaders.
    Additional Information:
    • Connect with us on LinkedIn: eLABorate Topics Group and give us your feedback!Host’s Closing Remarks:
    Lona emphasizes the importance of integrating work and personal life into a harmonious alignment. By following the outlined strategies, listeners can create a fulfilling, impactful, and stress-free professional and personal life. Lona invites listeners to share the episode with colleagues and friends and stay connected through various platforms for ongoing support and resources.
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    • 34 min
    Episode 17: Love as a Leadership Tool: A Talk with Mark Ishaug and Aaron Odegard

    Episode 17: Love as a Leadership Tool: A Talk with Mark Ishaug and Aaron Odegard

    Join us today for an inspiring episode as Stephanie Whitehead and Aaron Odegard interview Mark Ishaug, a transformative leader and CEO, who shares his philosophy of leading with love and passion. Mark reveals how his compassionate leadership style has fostered a thriving workplace culture and driven remarkable organizational success.
    Tune in to learn how love and empathy can be powerful tools for effective leadership.
    Join Team #eLABorate and connect with us on all social media @elaboratetopics.
    Connect with us on LinkedIn: eLABorate Topics Group and give us your feedback!
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    Listen on directimpactbroadcasting.com, Spotify, Apple Podcast, or your favorite podcast platformDon’t forget to subscribe to the show on your phone, tablet, or notebook so you never miss an episode!Be sure to leave a comment, and share it with fellow medical laboratory professionals!Join our eLABorate Topics Group on LinkedInLeave us a Video Review and we will feature you on our Social Media: Video Review
    Be a Guest on our show!
    If you have a leadership or laboratory message to share and would like to be a guest on the show, please reach out to us by completing the guest interest form or sending us an e-mail at elaboratetopics@directimpactbroadcasting.com.

    • 30 min
    Episode 16: Overcoming Staffing Challenges in Labs with Innovative Training and Software Tools- Lee B. Springer, PhD

    Episode 16: Overcoming Staffing Challenges in Labs with Innovative Training and Software Tools- Lee B. Springer, PhD

    In this episode of eLABorate Topics, we dive deep into the evolving landscape of laboratory technology and staffing with our guest, Lee Springer, a seasoned expert in healthcare administration. We explore the critical challenges and innovative solutions that can redefine the future of laboratory operations and personnel development.
    Today, we'll cover:
    - The innovative use of AI and machine learning in developing software tools to transform lab ordering processes.
    - Strategies for enhancing staff competency and job satisfaction through technology and training.
    - The significance of cross-departmental collaboration and partnerships in optimizing laboratory protocols and processes.
    - The urgent need for industry-wide initiatives to address the shortage of laboratory professionals and attract new talent.
    - Lee Springer’s insights on the importance of embracing change and learning for professional growth in the laboratory industry.
    Guest Bio:
    Lee B. Springer, PhD brings executive experience in clinical diagnostics, laboratory medicine, healthcare regulations, and FDA regulatory and compliance. He has worked extensively in laboratory, hospital, and health system operations, including process improvement, service line development, strategic initiatives, and growth strategies. Lee also has served in executive roles for medical device manufacturers leading new product and service line development in conjunction with bioassay/device research and development and sponsored clinical trials and investigations. Lee also has designed, developed, and led organizational change strategic initiatives for physician practices, corporations and health systems that were focused on collaboration, culture, and quality. In addition to his significant industry experience, he has served in various capacities in higher learning from lead faculty, program director to course and online learning environment development.
    Wanna Stay Connected with Lee? Lee Springer on LinkedIn or Visit Lab Savvy
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    3.     Be sure to leave a comment, and share it with fellow medical laboratory professionals!
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    Be a Guest on our show!
    If you have a leadership or laboratory message to share and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact us by completing the guest interest form.  

    • 49 min
    Episode 15: Insights on Navigating Impostor Syndrome (featuring Marisa James, CEO)

    Episode 15: Insights on Navigating Impostor Syndrome (featuring Marisa James, CEO)

    In this episode, cohost, Stephanie Whitehead, explores the quiet battle of impostor syndrome with our special guest, Marisa James, CEO of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
    Impostor syndrome, marked by self-doubt and feeling inadequate despite achievements, impacts people in various professions, even CEOs. Marisa shares her personal experiences, challenges, and strategies for overcoming impostor syndrome in leadership roles.
    Key Takeaways:
    Understanding Impostor Syndrome: Marisa shares their journey of recognizing and grappling with impostor syndrome, highlighting its prevalence even among accomplished professionals.Impact on Leadership: We explore how impostor syndrome can manifest in leadership positions, affecting decision-making, confidence, and relationships within organizations.Coping Mechanisms: Marisa provides valuable insights into coping mechanisms and strategies they have employed to navigate impostor syndrome, offering practical advice for listeners facing similar challenges.Empowering Others: Marisa emphasizes the importance of mentorship, open communication, and self-reflection in empowering individuals to overcome impostor syndrome and realize their full potential.
    Special Guest Bio: As the recently appointed CEO of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), I bring nearly two decades of professional experience as an educator in an accredited Medical Laboratory Science program. My tenure as CEO coincided with NAACLS' 50th anniversary, an occasion I have been thrilled to commemorate. I am a passionate advocate dedicated to showcasing the brilliance of those working behind the scenes in healthcare. My volunteer service with ASCLS, ASCP, and NAACLS has played a pivotal role in my career journey, culminating in my current position. An engaging, authentic, and enthusiastic leader, I prioritize mentorship, lifelong learning, and the development of strong interpersonal relationships. I am committed to advancing the standards of accreditation and fostering excellence in clinical laboratory sciences.
    Connect Marisa James:
    Email: marisajames@naacls.org
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marisa-james-naacls/
    Connect with Stephanie Whitehead Click on the link to connect with Stephanie for more on this and other leadership and personal development topics.

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