2017 October AAL Newsletter

Oct 8, 2017 | Newsletter | 0 comments

Justice: the Outward-Looking Virtue

by N. Karl Haden

Taking inspiration from Aristotle, AAL’s President shows why justice is the defining virtue of virtuous leadership. The practical tips in this white paper help leaders to create environments in which people feel not only that they are treated fairly, but also that they can thrive.

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When Is Firing the Appropriate Response?

by Knowledge@Wharton

When a leader or someone with a high profile makes a big mistake, is firing always the answer? Not necessarily, say the experts. However, as Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School’s Center for Human Resources says, “Punishments are bigger for leaders because the audience for them is bigger: The message value of the punishment is more important.”

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Know What You Want Before You Ask for Feedback

by Joyce Warner

Joyce Warner, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, writes that employees will give you open and full feedback only when they feel they are in a trusting environment and understand how you’ll use that feedback. Feedback can be collected through such means as anonymous polling, open-ended survey questions, and one-on-one conversations.

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Make Strategy a Single-Pager

by David Grossman

It’s a good idea to create a single-page overview of your business strategy to use across the organization, writes David Grossman. Be sure to include the vision statement, goals, and a list of what needs to be done to accomplish them.

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Leadership in Innovation Needs Innovation in Leadership

by Ron Ritter and Ed Ruggero

Innovative leaders who influence and inspire their teams are key to lasting organizational change and innovation, write Ron Ritter and Ed Ruggero. They provide examples of how such leaders show courage, integrity, and insight while supporting agility.

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Leadership: It’s All About Trust (Part I)

by Rob Jenkins

In Part I of his two-part blog post about the importance of trust, Rob Jenkins, AAL Senior Fellow and co-author of 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders, explores whether it is better for a leader to be liked or trusted.

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ADA scholarships available for AAL’s Institute for Teaching and Learning

Three full-tuition scholarships are being granted by the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure to the Academy for Advancing Leadership's Institute for Teaching and Learning as part of the Association's commitment to supporting general dentist members who are...

The International College of Dentists awarded AAL Founder and President Dr. Karl Haden the Leadership Article Award

The International College of Dentists awarded AAL Founder and President Dr. Karl Haden the Leadership Article Award for his article "The Character of a Profession: The Next 100 Years," published in 2021 in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. The...

Leaders from 27 Universities Meet to Advance Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

IPEC and AAL convene the Interprofessional Leadership Development Program in Washington, D.C. Click here to download the press release.

AAL and the American Institute of Dental Public Health Teach Strategies for Success in Academic Healthcare Leadership to the Next Generation

The Academy for Advancing Leadership in partnership with the American Institute of Dental Public Health and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas convenes the Academic Leadership for Residents Program in Atlanta, GA. Click here to download the press release.