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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership


May 30, 2023

Women of color have to contend with additional pejorative stereotypes. While the responsibility for leveling the playing field lies first and foremost with company leaders, women of color can adopt strategies to survive and succeed in spite of the in...

May 17, 2023

As we consume news and information in different ways than in past generations, it is both an opportunity and a challenge for physicians to make use of social media platforms to inform and connect with each other … and their patients.

May 14, 2023

Leaders want teams that work hard and persevere in the face of challenges. But it’s not enough to nurture grit among your employees. You also need to encourage grace – decency, respect, and generosity, all of which mark a person as someone with whom ...

This article discusses building a structured avenue toward landing a position you will enjoy.

Moral injury poses a risk to health worker well-being and potentially to patient outcomes. It is imperative to begin exploring solutions.

April 19, 2023

In this podcast episode of SoundPractice, host Mike Sacopulos interviews Susan Fink Childs, FACMPE. They discuss her book The Emotionally Intelligent Physician Leader, Child's philosophy on communication in the healthcare practice, and provides hints...

Charismatic leadership depends almost entirely on the personality of the person who is fulfilling the leadership role. This article argues that although charismatic leadership will come easily and more naturally to some than to others, it is not an “...

April 2, 2023

Registration now open for the Aspen Ethical Leadership Program "Leading Toward Justice".

March 31, 2023

As a manager, it’s a tricky balance to promote accountability for business outcomes while demonstrating kindness to individuals on your team. How do you find the sweet spot between being compassionate and holding people responsible?

March 30, 2023

The American Association for Physician Leadership has announced the publication of a new book, Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Leaders in STEM, which addresses the lack of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through...

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.

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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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