2018 April AAL Newsletter

Apr 15, 2018 | Newsletter | 0 comments

Three Lessons CEOs Can Learn from King Hammurabi

by John Kador

While the Code of Hammurabi may translate as authoritarian by today’s standards, Kador shows how the Babylonian king’s concern for welfare and consequences protected his people from selfish business practices. Kador asserts that modern leaders can learn from Hammurabi’s “struggle to regulate accountability, align incentives, manage risk, and communicate standards.”

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Leaders Who Make Their Own Luck Do These 5 Things

by Leigh Buchanan

Buchanan examines the relationship between luck, chance, and hard work in her discussion of the book How Luck Happens: Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life: “Think of talent and hard work as the cherries you can control, setting yourself up to benefit from opportunities when they materialize, either randomly or as the result of events you set in motion in the past, perhaps without realizing it.”

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2 Forces for Shaping Conversation and Building Relationships

by Marlene Chism

Chism defines what she believes to be the two forces that shape conversations among leaders and employees: intention and alignment. Chism explains, “Intention is a powerful force that affects the outcome, and alignment tells you when you are on-base or off-base.” She offers professional examples on how to better align with and practice these forces.

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The Music of Day-to-Day Leadership

by Dan Rockwell

Leaders’ word choice is analogous to composing leadership music, says Rockwell. He recommends assuming a positive, solution-centered leadership position and not complaining when things go wrong: “People determine if you are positive or negative, backward-looking or forward-focused, follower or leader, weak or powerful by the language you use.”

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The Workplace Culture Chasm: Why So Many Get It Wrong

by Knowledge@Wharton

If we know that workplace culture matters, why do so many organizations continue to struggle with it? Todd Davis, author of Get Better: Fifteen Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work, speaks to Knowledge@Wharton about the lessons learned from his more than 30 years in human resources and talent development. Davis says building culture boils down to improving relationships.

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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.