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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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.

AAL Equips Health Educators with Tools to Make Powerful Impact in Academia at Cutting-Edge Institute for Teaching and Learning Program

The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) convenes its Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Click here to download the press release.

Academic Administrators Engage in Nationally-Acclaimed Leadership Development Program

The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) convenes its Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program in Atlanta, GA. Click here to download the press release.