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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership


March 13, 2023

Leaders often struggle to come across as authentic. New research finds that one reason is they frequently choose to present their strengths and intentionally avoid disclosing their weaknesses.

As you embark upon this new phase of life, you are likely activating plan A. But as we all know, sometimes things don’t always go as planned. So, Plan B and maybe even plan C need to be considered in case unforeseen events occur to alter plan A.

Enhance your leadership skills with the CPI 260© Assessment developed by The Myers Briggs Co.

March 6, 2023

Leadership has never been more difficult. Even with all of the books, seminars, experts, and resources available, leading self and others in today’s time is more complex today than it was a half century ago. Unfortunately, the level of complexity and...

February 27, 2023

The hesitance to ask for help can keep us bogged down in more work than is necessary and is a key contributor to feeling constantly overwhelmed at work. In this piece, the author outlines six strategies for unlearning old, unproductive patterns that ...

February 16, 2023

Because these lessons were not read from a book or taught in a class, they underscore that the first step to success is to seek friends and mentors from whom you can learn at every point in your life — nothing else will serve you so well both as a pe...

February 9, 2023

Facing a crisis or an opportunity, leaders often fall back on the leadership style that has worked for them in the past. But to be effective, they need to rise above their default reactions and generate more options for how to respond in real time.

This article discusses the use of emotional intelligence for physicians and the administrative staff to help mitigate financial risk in the healthcare practice.

Increasing levels of stress and burnout are aggravating disturbing physician behaviors. Although it is difficult to document a cause-and-effect relationship between stress and burnout and disruptive behaviors, the implications are there.

January 16, 2023

In this episode of SoundPractice, Stanley Harris, MD, MA, discusses the importance of empathy, engagement, and motivation to sustain connectivity, inspire innovation, and enable new leaders to emerge.

January 13, 2023

There’s a view out there — call it the “superhero” theory of leadership — in which the individual vision, charisma, and brilliance of a CEO makes or breaks a company. That view is dangerous — not so much because CEOs don’t matter or that smarts and v...

Any degree or certification that has merit requires considerable time and effort. Obtaining another advanced degree is quite different from pursuing a medical degree.

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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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American Association for Physician Leadership®

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