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 34: “Leaders Reducing Burnout: Empowering your Team”

In this episode Lona Small discussed the topic of leadership overwhelm, Tips and Tools to reduce burnout, and at the same time empowering your team.

Lona discussed using a four-part tool, STREN, that you can use to empower your team and allows you to focus on tasks that will create more impact, move the needle and at the same time reduce burn out.

The STREN tool:


Lona discussed ways to simplify your SOP, involve your team in the writing, and make it less intimidating and more effective.

T- Training and Competency

Lona discussed training to ensure all the relevant team members are trained. Lona discussed ways to ensure that the training sticks using audits, spot checks and competency assessment.

R- Reward and Incentive

Lona discussed effective rewards system and examples of incentives

E- Education

Lona discussed the importance of Continuing education in empowering your team

N- Knowledge sharing

Lona discussed knowledge sharing as an effective way to empower your team and avoid burn out and frustrations.

Listen to the full episode to find out the way to utilize the STREN tool.

You can reach Lona directly at lonasmall@lonasmall.com if you have questions regarding this subject or you want to contact her regarding laboratory coaching and training. You can also catch her on LinkedIn under Lona Gordon Small and follow hashtag #YouAreAnEqualPartOfTheWhole.

Look out on LinkedIn for the upcoming workshop on “Unlocking your potentials and operating at your highest levels to make an impact in healthcare”.

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