Episodes

Episode 5: “Lab Manager Leadership Summit: Elevating Excellence with Scott Hanton and Michelle Hoad”

An eLABorate Topics x 2024 Lab Manager Leadership Summit Collaboration! Welcome back to another exciting episode of eLABorate! Today’s episode is an epic collaboration with the 2024 Lab Manager Leadership Summit featuring two of the Summit’s most influential leaders, Scott Hanton, and Michelle Hoad, joining as our special guests. In today’s episode, we will explore:…

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Episode 4: Well-being Matters: Tips to Fuel Leadership Success (featuring Annamari Dietrichson, BSc, MHA)

In this episode, co-host, Stephanie Whitehead chats with Annamari Dietrichson to explore the importance of well-being in healthcare leaders. Tune in as Annamari discusses the impact of burnout, shares effective self-care practices, and offers insights on how leaders can create a culture that prioritizes well-being, ultimately enhancing performance and job satisfaction. Grab a pen and…

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Episode 3: Communicate Your Views With Clarity and Confidence

In this episode of eLABorate Topics, co-host Tywauna Wilson shares strategies for effective communication in the laboratory setting, providing practical tips to help medical laboratory professionals improve their communication skills. Today, we will cover: – Understanding Your Audience: Tailoring your message to diverse stakeholders to ensure clarity and engagement. – Structuring Your Message for Impact:…

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Episode 2: Beyond the Competition: Behind the scenes with the 2023 #ASCP Cell Bowl Champions

Calling all educators and program coordinators!!  In his episode, we catch up with the 2023 reigning #ASCP Cell Bowl champions, the University of Connecticut’s Bruce Blanchard (Director of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Allied Health Sciences Department) and his MLS Student team, after their victory to uncover their playbook of tips…

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Episode 1: 5 Key Strategies to Successfully Achieve Your Career and Personal Goals in 2024: Overcoming Common Obstacles

Title: 5 Key Strategies to Successfully Achieve Your Career and Personal Goals in 2024: Overcoming Common Obstacles   Season: 4, Episode 1 Host: Lona Small, Laboratory Coach and Consultant    – Many people struggle to achieve their goals despite having good intentions.    – Goals often get left behind due to life’s distractions.    – Importance…

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Episode 50: Reflecting on Our Favorite Moments from Season 3

Join us in this episode as we wrap up this season and celebrate Season 3’s 50th episode. Today the cohosts take a casual stroll down memory lane and reminisce about the most memorable moments from Season 3. We’re excited about what’s to come so, be sure to stay tuned and connected for more information about…

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Episode 49: Medical lab leaders collaborate to tackle staffing challenges with innovative solutions – Michael Baron

 Guest: Michael Baron, Executive Director of Clinical Lab Operation at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratory  The podcast episode focuses on addressing the pressing issue of staffing challenges in medical laboratories. Michael Baron, a visionary with extensive experience in laboratory operations, shares his innovative strategies and collaborative efforts in this field. Staffing Challenges in Medical Labs: Baron discusses…

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Episode 48: Peak Performance in 2024 (Part II): Must-Have Tools for 2024 Achievements

In this episode of eLABorate Topics, host Tywauna Wilson delivers a comprehensive guide to tools that will help you reach your peak performance in 2024. She recaps the 5-step method outlined in the previous episode and dives into practical strategies for being more productive in the new year. Coach Tee shares her favorite productivity tools,…

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Episode 48: Tips for Creating Inclusive Holiday Celebrations in your Lab (featuring Ogechi “Ogee” Ohaeto)

In this episode, cohost Stephanie Whitehead and special guest, Ogechi “Ogee” Ohaeto, provide practical tips and advice on how to create inclusive holiday celebrations that cater to diverse backgrounds and beliefs in your laboratory.  Tune in as they discuss ways to ensure everyone feels welcome and valued, fostering a joyful and harmonious atmosphere for the…

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Episode 46: Boost Your Lab’s Engagement: Mastering Effective Team Recognition

In the episode of eLABorate Topics podcast Lona Small brought the audience a “blast from the past” originally recorded by Lona, several years ago before she started eLABorate Topics podcast. Lona discusses effective recognition programs and how leaders can design recognition programs that actually work to motivate employees and improve culture.   The key points are:…

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