American Association for Physician Leadership

Professional Capabilities

February 20, 2024

Few managerial transitions are more difficult than making the move from leading a function to leading an entire enterprise for the first time. The scope and complexity of the job increase dramatically, in ways that can leave executives feeling overwh...

February 18, 2024

The essence of leading-edge investment lies in venturing into the unexplored, in embracing the uncertainty of the unknown.

January/February 2024

The author shares his personal leadership journey as a physician, highlighting the importance of hard work, embracing opportunities, and the role of randomness in shaping our lives.

February 4, 2024

Though evidence suggests that conservatives are generally more risk-averse than liberals are, the reverse is true when it comes to foreign expansion. A recent study showed that conservatives leaned toward overseas acquisitions, which are more perilou...

January 30, 2024

In the world of innovation, disruption is a term that is often used liberally. But what does it truly mean to disrupt? In essence, disruption signifies a profound shift — a change that significantly reshapes an existing market or industry, or perhaps...

The purpose of this article is to draw attention to the consequences of choice overload in healthcare, and to help both practitioners and patients to avoid decision paralysis.

This article reviews the leadership lessons related to crisis management. A 402-bed licensed Level I academic trauma hospital was given eight hours notice to prepare to receive a patient under investigation for Ebola virus disease.

January 8, 2024

Like many professionals, the author put her career on a different path than she had originally envisioned. She encourages young professionals to start their careers with enthusiasm and flexibility, take advantage of opportunities — even those that in...

If your front-line staff members understand your most important goals and values, they can represent you, the physician, much more effectively (and accurately).

November 24, 2023

Your attention determines the experiences you have, and the experiences you have determine the life you live. Rather than allowing distractions to derail you, choose where you direct your attention at any given moment, based on an understanding of yo...

November 22, 2023

Up close and personal with AAPL Board Members.

November 20, 2023

One of the keys to being a successful chief medical officer is engaging your medical staff.

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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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AAPL providers leadership development programs designed to retain valuable team members and improve patient outcomes.

American Association for Physician Leadership®

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