Episode 13

Episode 13: Unlocking Upper Leadership Support: 5 Strategic Steps for Lab Leaders

 In this episode of the eLABorate Topics podcast, host Lona Small delves into the challenge faced by lab leaders in securing support from upper leadership for their initiatives. Drawing from personal experiences and insights, Lona outlines five strategic steps to effectively garner the backing needed for successful lab projects. From knowing your "why" to presenting results, each step is crucial in navigating the complexities of organizational support. Join Lona as she shares practical advice and actionable tips for lab leaders seeking to make an impact in their institutions.

Episode Highlights:

  • Introduction to the challenge of securing support from upper leadership
  • Personal anecdotes and insights on navigating organizational dynamics
  • Five strategic steps to secure upper leadership support:
    1. Know Your Why
    2. What's In It For Them
    3. Communicate The Value Of The Initiative
    4. Have Stakeholder Representatives As Champions On The Project
    5. Present Results To Upper Leadership
  • Common pitfalls and how to overcome them
  • Encouragement for lab leaders to start small and build trust with upper leadership

Lona Small, Executive Coach for Lab Leaders
Co-Hosts: Tywauna Wilson, Stephanie Whitehead

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

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Tywauna Wilson

Tywauna "Coach Tee" Wilson is an accomplished medical laboratory leader, author of "Some Leaders Wear Lab Coats," and co-host of the "eLABorate Topics" podcast. As founder and president of Trendy Elite Coaching and Consulting, she develops best-in-class leaders through coaching programs and leadership training. With two decades of experience, including as a lab manager and technical director, Tywauna leverages her clinical expertise to mentor laboratory professionals. Through Trendy Elite's Standout Leader Academy and her own initiatives, she empowers professionals to enhance their leadership skills, expand their influence, and excel in their careers. Tywauna is committed to guiding the next generation of confident, competent laboratory leaders
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Stephanie Whitehead

It isn’t every healthcare leader who can seamlessly lead through the chaos of managing a large healthcare operation while navigating the rapid changes in healthcare. But this is exactly the environment where Stephanie Whitehead not only shines but thrives!

Stephanie is an executive-level leader that fueled by her passion for helping others in the medical profession achieve operational excellence. Intrigued by the evolving nature of the laboratory field and its strong impact on patient treatment, she had an early determination to leave an indelible mark on the laboratory profession.
Stephanie is a co-host who offers a unique blend of clinical knowledge, practical advice, and personable humor. Stephanie’s niche has always been the ability to see problems with a wide-lens view and then, narrow them down to connect the dots, take action, and drive results.

Contact her at stepanie.y.whitehead@gmail.com or StephanieYWhitehead on all social media

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