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Episode 11: The Quiet Strength of Being an Introverted Leader (featuring Jennifer Becker, MLS(ASCP))
Episode 119th April 2024 • eLABorate Topics • dibroadcasting
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In this episode, Stephanie Whitehead delves into the fascinating world of leadership with a twist - the introverted leader. Join Stephanie as she sits down with Jennifer "Jeni" Becker, a seasoned clinical laboratory leader whose introverted demeanor belies a wealth of leadership insights and strategies.

Introverts often find themselves in leadership roles, yet their approach may differ significantly from the extroverted stereotype. Jeni shares her journey, navigating the complexities of leadership within the clinical laboratory setting while embracing her introverted nature as a source of strength rather than a limitation.

We explore topics such as:

  • Strategies for Communication: Explore practical communication techniques tailored to the introverted leader, including leveraging written communication, one-on-one interactions, and strategic pauses for reflection.
  • Embracing Solitude: Understand the importance of solitude and introspection for introverted leaders, providing essential opportunities for recharge and creative problem-solving.
  • Navigating Networking and Public Speaking: Gain insights into how introverted leaders navigate networking events, conferences, and public speaking engagements with confidence and authenticity.
  • Balancing Leadership and Self-Care Delve into strategies for introverted leaders to maintain a healthy work-life balance, prioritizing self-care and setting boundaries to prevent burnout.

Join us as we uncover the quiet strength of introverted leadership in the dynamic world of clinical laboratory management. Whether you're an introverted leader yourself or seeking to better understand and support introverted colleagues, this episode offers invaluable perspectives and actionable strategies for success!

Check out Stephanie Whitehead's recent article on this topic here: Introverts in Leadership: Tips to Celebrate Your Quiet Impact | clinicallab

Special Guest Bio:
Jennifer Becker, MLS(ASCP)CM is the Laboratory Supervisor at Urology Nevada where she oversees the molecular microbiology PCR lab and is the quality officer for the clinic and surgical center. Jennifer is a generalist but her focuses in the lab have been in microbiology and blood banking, and she has 11 cumulative years of experience in the medical laboratory beginning as a phlebotomist and working her way through to specimen processor, pathology technician, and finally as an MLS. Jennifer served for 2 years on the Nursing Shared Governance Council at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center on both the Research and Education Council and the Ancillary Services Council. Jennifer is responsible for developing interdisciplinary educational and training materials for doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and medical assistants for laboratory testing protocols as well as implementing an outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program and overseeing the data analysis of clinical trials.

Connect Jennifer Becker:
Instagram: @jeni_becks
X (Twitter): @JeniBecks 

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