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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership

Motivations and Thinking Style

May 29, 2023

For more than 30 years, the TED conference series has presented enlightening talks that people enjoy watching. In this article, Anderson, TED’s curator, shares five keys to great presentations.

May 16, 2023

We sink time and effort into agendas that create the appearance of effective meetings, without actually improving how meetings are run (and potentially even leading to less effective, overly-structured meetings). To avoid falling into this trap, the ...

AAPL has collaborated with Myers-Briggs to provide targeted leadership insights to physician leaders through the CPI 260© Assessment.

April 23, 2023

To better overcome the obstacles posed by our old habits, the authors propose the strategy of Deliberate Calm to help leaders take stock of their situation and encourage them to discover new solutions with intention, creativity, and objectivity. The ...

March 17, 2023

The key elements of engagement range from simplistic and inexpensive, such as a smile, to staying connected to people you don’t even see.

March 2, 2023

Organizations create economic value and competitive advantage by facilitating the accumulation of employee tenure.

Coaching provides education, motivation, skill development, and insight when helping to facilitate an individual’s competency in and mastery of a particular discipline. Physician coaching has been identified as critical to physicians in the practice ...

This article is for the leader who wants to understand followers better: their motivations, their varieties, and their insights.

October 26, 2022

In this episode of SoundPractice, Mike Sacopulos interviews Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, about the IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Program.

July 21, 2022

Organizations typically look to past performance to identify future leaders. But an employee’s track record doesn’t tell you who might excel at things they haven’t done before, nor does it identify early-career high potentials or people who haven’t h...

June 17, 2022

In this episode of SoundPractice, Mike Sacopulos interviews Laura J. Esserman, MD, MBA, about the WISDOM Study – Women Informed to Screen Depending On Measures of risk.

April 18, 2022

Inclusion is the key to making diversity a reality. Inclusion of the most diverse workforce unequivocally signals an organization’s commitment to diversity.

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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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