American Association for Physician Leadership

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April 9, 2024

Companies need a growth strategy that encompasses three related sets of decisions: how fast to grow, where to seek new sources of demand, and how to develop the financial, human, and organizational capabilities needed to grow. This article offers a f...

March/April 2024

Leaders across healthcare have made great progress in automating administrative tasks, but there are still significant opportunities to increase efficiency and alleviate the burden for providers and health plans.

March 1, 2024

It’s human nature to procrastinate — but it can be devastating for your future goals if you continually procrastinate on projects that are important but not urgent. In this article, the author offers five strategies to overcome procrastination on amb...

Healthcare in the United States continues to face myriad challenges post-COVID, and institutions are at risk of organizational decline. A. O. Hirschman, one of many economists who have studied organizational decline, outlined several responses to org...

I firmly believe that the future of healthcare will be determined by whether or not clinicians step up to lead in all areas of healthcare leadership and collaborate with non-clinician leaders. We need their expertise and they need our expertise.

February 19, 2024

According to the authors, a short-term time investment in spending engaged time with their new baby has the potential to pay a lifelong dividend in dad instincts. If we want to see greater gender equality, we need to not just focus on women’s partici...

February 14, 2024

The authors identify three criteria that make DEI programs most risky and offer solutions to help organizations mitigate legal risk while maintaining the core project of building a more just future.

January 29, 2024

A common piece of developmental feedback is the need to move from tactical to strategic thinking. But what does that look like? The author, who has coached thousands of leaders to help develop their strategic thinking capabilities, has identified th...

January 28, 2024

Managing extended R&D projects comes with its unique challenges, with even the popular agile method struggling in such contexts. Drawing from a recent significant build at Lattice, an HR software startup, three key factors emerge as essential for suc...

January 22, 2024

In this article, the author outlines how organizations can go beyond basic compliance to better support their employees. Looking at the space that you’ve designated for pumping is a good place to start, and getting input from employees who have used ...

December 29, 2023

As a great project manager, you need to foster awareness, understanding, and respect for the different perspectives around the table. Your job is to harness the opposing forces and ensure that decisions are made with the benefit of diverse perspectiv...

Physician leaders should contemplate big and small data applications to advance the work they do for their patients.

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For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)