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  • Working Managers

    A nursing paradigm has been the “working manager,” a nurse who also works the floors and pitches in when needed. This model has been used in ancillary departments such as radiology and respiratory therapy. It makes sense to have a manager with first hand knowledge of the day to day workflow. I don’t know how common this is in laboratories, but I ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on March 16, 2016
  • Do We Practice What We Preach? Part 2.

    Clinical laboratorians sometimes complain, “Well, they didn’t ask the lab!”  As someone who has held administrative positions outside the laboratory, I noticed very quickly that the lab was not present at the table for many decisions.  Having come from the lab, I was not totally surprised. What really shocked me, however, ...
  • Roche Launches Website for Lab Leaders

     Like other professionals and interest groups medical laboratorians like to network and share challenges and wisdom with their colleagues. Social media has made sharing easier by developing professional websites and discussion groups.   Very often the emphasis is on the “how” and “why” of clinical skills. Sometimes there is ...
  • What to Ask a Salesperson

    I once stopped at a local Dodge dealer to buy a truck. No matter how direct I was the salesperson insisted on steering me toward a different vehicle. I even said, “Look, you’re not the only game in town. I want that truck,” pointing to one. Inexplicably he ignored me, so I left and bought a Chevy. We all have those stories of frustrating ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on September 18, 2015
  • Celebrating Differences

      There are differences all around us: at work, in society, and even in our own family or circle of friends. We tend to focus on the differences a lot. Just look at the news and see how all of societal ills are being blamed on those who are different from us.   This weekend I have been catching up on my reading. I just read ...
  • Pulse Oximetry Tests for CCHD

    All babies in the U.S. have a newborn blood screen. Newborn screens are run by each state.  All states test for sickle cell, metabolic, endocrine disorders and nearly all screen for cystic fibrosis (CF).  Other states may choose to test for more disease processes in the newborn blood screens. Early diagnosis allows parents ...
  • Expand Your Network by Bridging Structural Holes

    Think about the people you know professionally; and most likely the majority are also laboratorians. That seems logical because you interact with colleagues at work. Maybe you belong to a local professional group or even a national membership organization. You might even know the majority of medical laboratorians in your city. That makes ...
  • It’s What We Do

    What we do is often complicated. For example, asking for help from coworkers sounds easy but isn’t. Clinical psychologist Ellen Hendrickson cites several reasons we don’t including fear of being a burden, fear of losing control, fear of owing a favor, fear of appearing weak, and fear of rejection. “Asking for help can turn the most self-assured, ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on December 1, 2014
  • The Benefits of Intergenerational Teams

      As the workforces ages we find many Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) are retiring and the workforce is increasingly made up of younger individuals. The interesting thing about different generations working together is that values and even work ethics will vary. Oldsters (Boomers like myself) tend to assess younger workers as ...
  • Do You Work For a Bully?

    Remarkably, 54 million Americans have been bullied at some point in their careers, either peer to peer or from a boss. Writes author Sherri Gordon in About, “Many times people don’t even realize that their boss is bullying them. Instead, they falsely believe that their boss is just tough or pushes his workers to get results.” She lists verbal ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on June 30, 2014
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