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8 Tips to Improve Your Conversational Effectiveness
June 28, 2014 7:07 PM by Glen McDaniel
I am sure you have all heard the lament, “He/she just does not know how to talk to people.” As team members laboratorians have to interact with each other and convey information not only to fellow laboratorians (peers and supervisors) but to their customers Read More...
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There is a Great Need for More Useful MLS Research
March 29, 2014 5:45 PM by Glen McDaniel
I love science! I always have and I always will. So when I asked recently to be a judge at a science fair at a local college, I immediately jumped at the request. I was really impressed with the quality of the projects and the soundness of the research, Read More...
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HHS Publishes Final Rule on Patient Access to Their Lab results
March 16, 2014 1:21 AM by Glen McDaniel
Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule that requires laboratories to give patients access to their lab results. A few years ago Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reaffirmed the Obama Administration commitment to patient-centered Read More...
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Sounds Like a Personal Problem to Me
December 28, 2013 4:38 PM by Glen McDaniel
You might be familiar with the comeback, “Sounds like a personal problem to me.” That expression is usually used to quash a complaint or an excuse not living up to expectations. That expression came to mind recently. The weather is usually mild in Atlanta Read More...
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It’s Not My Job-Or is It?
November 24, 2013 4:32 PM by Glen McDaniel
No matter what your job is, it’s likely you periodically encounter situations that make you consider whether you should just look the other way or take ownership. This might range from a customer service issue with a patient, to an interdepartmental impasse Read More...
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Find Your Passion, Find Your Niche
October 12, 2013 6:12 PM by Glen McDaniel
There is a lot happening in this country these days. As a medical laboratory scientist, I have been used to change, but it seems like the past few years have been typified by huge changes to many people I know personally and professionally. One of the Read More...
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Make a Good First Impression: Lessons from Your Favorite Commercial
September 8, 2013 2:44 PM by Glen McDaniel
In the last blog we discussed the importance of making a good favorable impression on a prospective employer; and how to tailor your resume to deliver that oomph factor. Once you have passed that first test and scored an interview, there is another hurdle: Read More...
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Marketing is Everything
May 29, 2013 8:40 PM by Glen McDaniel
"Marketing is everything," a friend of mine is fond of declaring with a tone of finality. Recently when I pressed for proof of such a definitive statement, he pointed to the last Presidential elections. The terms "non-American socialist" and "out of touch Read More...
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Coping with transitions
May 6, 2013 3:30 PM by Glen McDaniel
My friend Martha is 60 years old. She had been with her company for years in various roles from manager to director and finally COO. This past year she had some challenges related to her health, her mom died and she got divorced after almost 40 years Read More...
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Tell Me About Yourself
April 13, 2013 6:10 PM by Glen McDaniel
Do you dread those interviews that start, "So tell me about yourself"? I used to hate those as well and apparently we are not alone. Most individuals answer that question by giving a biography of where they were born, where they have worked and the types Read More...
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What to Do With Those In Between Times
April 6, 2013 6:01 PM by Glen McDaniel
It is April and here in the Deep South every day is a guessing game. My daffodils are just shedding their colorful blooms and I can see tender buds tentatively peeking out from the trees in the backyard. The last couple of weeks have brought thunderstorms, Read More...
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Try Mirroring to Build Rapport
March 30, 2013 6:08 PM by Glen McDaniel
We all know the saying "birds of a feather flock together." This does not only refer to the fact that those with common interests and values tend to be friends and hang around each other. Research has shown that adopting synchronous body language (essentially Read More...
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Don't Fear Workplace Conflict
March 10, 2013 6:23 PM by Glen McDaniel
One of the most uncomfortable situations for employees and managers alike is a workplace that has obvious conflict. We are taught to work as a cohesive team and lots of resources is spent on teambuilding. The word "team" is considered sacrosanct in fact. Read More...
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References Could Make or Break Your Job Search
February 23, 2013 7:24 PM by Glen McDaniel
Many individuals have decided that 2013 is the year they change jobs. Others are looking for employment because they have recently lost a job. According to polls conducted by Human Resource firm Allison &Taylor one of the 10 most popular New Year's Read More...
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How to Maintain a State of Continued Readiness
February 4, 2013 8:28 PM by Glen McDaniel
Generally I change the battery in my smoke detectors each year on the date we "fall back" to return to Daylight Standard Time I use this date as a convenient memory jogger to make sure I always have fresh batteries in what an essential part of my home Read More...
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