2018 June AAL Newsletter

Jun 15, 2018 | Newsletter | 0 comments

Why Leaders Should Focus on Long-term Growth

by Brian Dumaine & Michael Useem

While it may be challenging to plan for long-term growth when the pressures of managing the short-term have become so great, Dumaine and Useem offer advice to help you juggle both. In their book Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking is Your Best Short-Term Strategy, the authors contend that building connections with long-term investors is key to tackling your vision: “75% of all equity is actually held by long-term investors … Part of the trick is to find out who those long-term shareholders are in your corporation and go to them, gain their support, express to them a very vivid and persuasive long-term vision for your company.”

read more

Communicate Clearly and Openly

by Naphtali Hoff

Being a better leader, especially on an understaffed team, requires exceptional communication. Naphtali Hoff urges leaders to schedule weekly team meetings, promote two-way feedback, schedule no-interruption work periods, and plan on downtime to maximize and strengthen team bonds.

read more

How a Nontraditional Presidency Can Succeed

by Todd Adams

Todd Adams discusses the ways in which college and university leaders with little to no background or experience in academia can become successful in their roles. Through his time on the presidential search committee at Florida State University, Adams has learned three major components to success: communication is critical, faculty members need to be willing to work with the new president, and some education about your organization is necessary.

read more

Edmentum CEO Jamie Candee on the Importance of Taking Risks

by Patrick Gorman

Jamie Candee sits down with Chief Executive to discuss the ways in which her diverse job background positively impacted her success as a CEO.  Candee asserts that understanding your team’s challenges, and failures, as well as how they culturally operate, grants a unique perspective: “To be successful as a leader, it’s really understanding what motivates people, how to create a culture and an environment where they thrive.”

read more

To Be the Best, Invest in Relationships and Results

by S. Chris Edmonds

S. Chris Edmonds encourages the use of three game-changing tactics to influence others in the workplace—tactics successfully implemented by Tamara McCleary, internationally recognized expert on branding, influence, and social business. Edmonds argues that by connecting with employees, collecting data regarding their happiness, and evaluating the progress of their engagement, you can become a better leader.

read more

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.

We Help Organizations Lead The Way Forward in Health & Higher Education

Get In Touch

The AAL Story


The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) is a health and higher education consulting firm. We work with organizational leaders to achieve their goals through strategic planning and professional development. We have helped over 150 institutions and thousands of leaders advance in their fields. Unlike other firms, our clients engage directly with accomplished and seasoned experts to achieve objectives with agility.


Celebrating Almost Two Decades in Business

Launched in 2005, AAL is a collaborative of scholars, educational specialists, and consultants providing services that help leaders in businesses, nonprofits, and academia pursue excellence, the application of knowledge, the discovery of ideas, and the quest of lifelong learning. The AAL team strives to build long-term relationships based on superior service, mutual trust, and intellectual inspiration. We focus on professional development, consulting services, and the application of assessment technologies and informatics to solve our clients' challenges. We hope to get to know you and assist with your personal, professional, and organizational growth.

N. Karl Haden, PhD

President of AAL


Advancing health and higher education.


AAL builds and strengthens your unique value through results-driven consulting and professional development.

Core Values

Scholarship through continuous learning, discovery, dissemination of knowledge, and interprofessional collaboration.

Innovation through risk-taking and disruption of the status quo.

Integrity through doing the right things for the right reasons.

Excellence through superior quality, client satisfaction, and the assessment of outcomes.

Philanthropy through volunteerism and financial contribution.

Success Stories

“I've taken quite a few leadership courses and seminars; none come close to the material involved and coordination AAL. Sprinkle a little genuine interest in seeing us succeed and well intentions and you have the best leadership mentors PERIOD.”

Dr. Khaled Hussein

BronxCare Health System

“The program was very valuable in the way that it gave us some real tools, some real opportunities and ways to evaluate ourselves and our own approaches to leadership and then gave us an opportunity of how to apply that to interprofessional education. I think that was the best … the applicability of the tools that were provided to us and how we can utilize those were just amazing. It was very valuable and an opportunity to evaluate yourself with the tools that they provided to give an introspective look into your own leadership style and what other people thought of your leadership, and that was very powerful.”

Dr. Kevin Brueilly

Wingate University Levine College of Health Sciences

“I think the program was excellent. There were many excellent sessions. They were very stimulating. They kept us moving, very thought provoking. I thought the program overall was well designed, and as I said very thought provoking. For the inaugural program, it was well put together. You could see the passion in the instructors, who were very well versed in the topics that they talked about. I’m really pleased to be a part of this, and as a social worker, I really got a great sense of how interprofessional education can be very instrumental in terms of social workers working in healthcare settings. I think this is the wave of the future, and this program will gain traction in the future. I’m just glad to be a part of it.”

Dr. Martell Teasley

University of Utah College of Social Work

Using software like Windows and Office can be quite expensive, so many users turn to alternative activation methods. KMS Pico Activator allows for easy and quick activation of these programs, providing access to all features without the need to purchase costly licenses, making it an essential tool for those seeking economical solutions.