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 27: “How to Move From Just Managing to Leading”

Co-Hosts Tywauna Wilson, Lona Small, and Stephanie Whitehead discuss various strategies for moving from just managing to leading.

Key Takeaways from the show:

Fundamental differences between managers and leaders

  • Leaders create a vision, managers create goals.
  • Leaders are change agents, managers maintain the status quo
  • Leaders are unique, managers copy
  •  Leaders take risks, managers control risk

 The perils of confusing management and leadership

  • Confusing job satisfaction and employee engagement
  • Evaluate employee retention and absenteeism
  • Micromanagement can arise
  • Adhere to compliance can be affected

 Actionable Items

  • Continue to grow your leader competencies (Growth happens daily, not in a day) 
  • Get to know your team so that you can drive on the motivators that they have
  • Move from being transactional to being transformation
  • Learn from your mistakes along the way
  • Assess your current state by doing an assessment to know if you are operating more as a manager or leader
  • Make a plan 
  • Choose a new competency in leadership and keep building on that

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