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AAL Newsletter

Always Question Strategy and Execution

by Paul Leinwand and Matthias Bäumler

Not enough leadership teams question whether they are clear about their company's value proposition or can state what differentiates their organization, write Leinwand and Bäumler. If you want to create a culture of accountability and improvement, they say you must ask these and other difficult questions about your organizational strategy.

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Keep on the Right Path by Staying True to Core Values

by Art Barter

Live by your core values and act on behalf of others when times are tough, writes Barter, the CEO of Datron World Communications. Barter explains, "It's not just about me surviving the challenge--everyone is trying to survive and overcome the challenge set before them."

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Is Higher Education Kicking the Ball Down the Road?

by Jim Galbally and N. Karl Haden

Arguing that it is past time for a new business model in higher education, Jim Galbally and Karl Haden explain the flaws in current leadership approaches and propose a scorecard model to effect sustainable change.

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Quarterly Questions to Ask Your Staff

by Chris Hallberg

Hallberg recommends asking your staff to rate the organization in such areas as accountability, communication, and recognition, and to do it on a quarterly basis. While the answers may be difficult to hear, you'll learn what's going on and who might become your next set of leaders.  

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Learn the Necessity of Letting Go

by Tom Epperson

Similar to last month's post on perseverance versus pivoting by AAL's CEO Dr. Karl Haden, Epperson asks "What activities, by stopping them, will allow you to focus on the leader you want to be?"

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The Truth About Being a Workaholic--Why It Isn't Always Bad for You

by Knowledge@Wharton

Do workaholics, perceived to be “working themselves to death,” really have an increased risk of such health issues as heart attack and stroke? Knowledge@Wharton looks at new research from management professors Nancy Rothbard and Lieke ten Brummelhuis, and consultant Benjamin Uhrich. What they found might surprise you.

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Tips to Reach Mindfulness at Work

by Alaina Love

Need to achieve reflective, mindful work? It becomes easier when you take time out to be introspective and practice being in the moment by refusing to multitask, writes Love, explaining that "You'll feel more balanced; you will become less reactive and more thoughtful as events in the workplace unfold; and you'll be far more able to effectively manage stress."

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Testimonials

Dr. Tandra Atkins

NYU Lutheran Medical Center

"The AAL team has enhanced my knowledge and decision making tools, objective analysis, and creativity in a radically changing health care environment."