American Association for Physician Leadership


January/February 2024

Music benefits patients’ physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs. The use of music therapy has been effective in various settings, including hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers.

February 12, 2024

Kathleen Neuzil's leadership story is inspirational. She shares how small acts of kindness, via mentorship, can result in tremendous returns. Her clinical and policy talent, anchored on the bedrock of science, has benefited countless people around th...

February 5, 2024

When you’re friends with an employee, you must navigate some difficult terrain. One of the most difficult aspects is walking the line between confidentiality and transparency. How do you keep confidential information about the organization — or even ...

January/February 2024

Impostor syndrome is a common psychological phenomenon that makes individuals feel that they are fakes who will be exposed as frauds. Research suggests that it is more likely to occur in high-achieving individuals, healthcare professionals, and leade...

January/February 2024

Organizational culture is underleveraged in most organizations, including healthcare. During their recruitment, aspiring physician leaders should note the culture and determine whether it is a good fit with their own values.

January 19, 2024

The accelerated pace of technological change and, most recently, the advent of AI are reshaping jobs and organizations in ways that call for constant career reinvention. So we all need to learn how to get better at making the most of the frequent tra...

January 14, 2024

When to retire is the million-dollar question. Here are a few guidelines for retirement that are both practical and realistic.

January 12, 2024

Great corporate cultures are not just good for performance, but for the flourishing and engagement of the people who work in them and to deliver greater meaning and purpose. But oft overlooked is the central role that curiosity plays in crafting an o...

January 3, 2024

New research, based on a series of 11 studies, suggests that dual promotion — in which you compliment a colleague or peer while talking about your own accomplishments — can both boost perceptions of warmth without harming perceptions of competence.

It is time for medical treatment and those who deliver it to be recognized as potentially powerful sources of mPTSD. Clinicians can take a few basic steps to respond professionally and compassionately to a treatment-traumatized patient’s needs.

December 19, 2023

While change can make a lot of logical sense, it can also be unsettling and disruptive to the people impacted by it. Emotions are an underdiscussed part of change leadership. But just as anxiety can be highly infectious — so can optimism. This list e...

December 15, 2023

As a society, we are gradually beginning to reframe the midlife crisis — and indeed any life transition — as a period of transformation and rebirth. This article covers the key: how we see, and talk about, the shape and trajectory of our careers. Com...

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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)