How to Deal with Dissent

How to Deal with Dissent

When it comes to dissent, my perspective is perhaps somewhat unusual if not unique. As a middle manager for 20 years, I often encountered dissent when presenting and enforcing policies that in some cases I didn’t agree with, either. And as someone who has also been...
Transforming People and Organizations: The Nexus of Leading and Learning

Transforming People and Organizations: The Nexus of Leading and Learning

As summer approaches, so do a number of Academy for Advancing Leadership professional development programs. Some of these programs are focused on leadership development and others address pedagogy and developing the skills of a master teacher. While the program...
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Challenges and Crucial Conversations

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Challenges and Crucial Conversations

While the month of February marks Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day, it is also designated as the month to honor the triumphs and struggles of the African diaspora communities throughout American history. This period of observance serves as a time to reflect on Black...
How to Develop and Evaluate a Mentoring Program

How to Develop and Evaluate a Mentoring Program

Many institutions in the health professions have discovered the power of a well-run mentoring program. Mentoring can provide exceptional benefits, such as increased promotion and retention rates, higher faculty satisfaction, improved faculty development, better...
What Makes a Knowledgeable Citizen During the Pandemic

What Makes a Knowledgeable Citizen During the Pandemic

In this extraordinary, “post-truth” time, we should all do our best to fulfill the role of a knowledgeable and responsible citizen. As a follow-up to his previous piece titled Calling Out and Calling On Myself in the Face of the Coronavirus, AAL Senior Consultant J....