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“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” –E. Luccock, Professor, Yale Divinity School Several years ago I was inspired by an AAE Presidential…

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Rise to the Occasion at AAE22 in Phoenix

“The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it.” – Robert Edison Fulton, Jr. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this year’s Annual Meeting set in…

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Stay Involved and Engaged Ahead of the 2022 General Assembly — and Beyond

“Tell me and I forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Yes, that makes two Ben Franklin quotes in two President’s Messages…

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Board Transformation Initiative: What’s on the Horizon

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ​–​ Benjamin Franklin Happy New Year! January is a chance to look back at the previous…

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A Gift to Our Future

“Giving is what fuels us. Giving is our future.” -Blake Mycoskie Here’s to our future! As we enter the holiday season, it is common take stock in our current year…

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A 25th Anniversary Tribute to the College of Diplomates

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill A few months ago, I highlighted the paths to Board certification of…

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Where Are We Going?

“Planning is bringing the future into the present, so that you can do something about it now.” -Alan Larkin, planning consultant Not long after I finished my residency, my wife…

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AAE Leads: A Fresh Look at the AAE’s Critically Important Board Transformation Initiative

“We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us.” —Maria Mitchell Last week, I gave a lecture to the residents at the University of…

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Rebooting Recognition to Inspire Your Dream Teams

When I started my year as president of the AAE, my presidential profile focused on the importance of teams in my life. I have been fortunate to be a part…

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Board Certification: Many Paths to One Important Destination

“The intrinsic path to success is to focus on being the person that you are, and put all of your energy and drive into being the best possible version of…

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