eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 18:”Overcoming the Pressure of Lab Leadership”

 Co-Hosts Tywauna Wilson, Lona Small, and Stephanie Whitehead discuss various strategies for overcoming the pressures of laboratory leadership.

Key Takeaways from the show:

Challenges for Role Based Leaders (Supervisory positions)

  1. Asked to do more with less
  2. Under pressure to follow the status quo even when not beneficial to your team
  3. Barriers when trying to support team
  4. Inadequate training to perform in that role
  5. Inadequate support from Administration

Challenges of Informal Leaders (No formal title)

  1. Not aware that you are a leader
  2. Not being accepted by formal/role based leaders
  3. Not being empowered to lead
  4. Don’t have authority or courage to enact changes

How to Overcome Challenges

  1. Training
  2. Coaching and mentoring
  3. Practice and experience

Benefits of Leadership

  1. Ability to carry out positive initiatives
  2. Improves the lives of patients and staff
  3. Promotes career and personal growth


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