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Why “Soft” Skills Aren’t Really Soft

Why “Soft” Skills Aren’t Really Soft

Today, emerging leaders will likely have a college degree, technical qualifications (making them theoretically competent to perform the tasks required of them), and relevant work experience—but what about the personal attributes that enable leaders to interact...

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What Leaders Can Learn from the “World Happiness Report”

What Leaders Can Learn from the “World Happiness Report”

In Chapter 9 of The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders, titled “Hope,” Rob and I devote several paragraphs to discussing the work of Viktor Frankl, a survivor of both Auschwitz and Dachau and the father of logotherapy—a theory founded on the belief that human nature is...

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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...

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Leading Up

“How do you lead up in an organization?” Or the derivative, “How can I lead without having any power?” Those questions are being asked with increasing frequency, and I’ve been asking the same questions myself lately. After thoughtful consideration, the questions may...

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Supporting Department Chairs

Supporting Department Chairs The following is an excerpt from Rodriguez TE, M Zhang, FL Tucker-Lively,  et al. Survey of the professional development needs of department chairs in academic dental institutions. J Dent Educ 2016;80(3):365-73.  Department chairpersons...

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What Can Leaders Learn from the World Happiness Report?

What Can Leaders Learn from the World Happiness Report? by N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., AAL President So much for “melancholy Danes.”1  For the third time since the publication of the first World Happiness Report in 2012, Denmark is ranked as the happiest...

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