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This month, in the AJO Coach’s Corner blog series, we are delighted to present some inspiring thoughts and leadership advice from executive coach, communications expert and author Jeanne Westervelt Rice. As an executive coach, Jeanne has helped hundreds of business leaders refine their communication, public speaking and executive presence. Her expertise in these areas runs […]

Great leaders regularly ask, “What are my intentions and how are my choices, behaviors, and the resulting outcomes aligned with my intentions?” Much like how the early voyagers used the North Star to navigate their vessels, so must the leader declare his or her intentions as the destination and examine the choices, behaviors, and resulting […]

Welcome to the AJO Coach’s Corner blog series. Monthly, we’ll hear some valuable insights from our coaches. There’s such a breadth of experience and knowledge among these partners, and we are excited to learn more from them about leadership development, coaching and their thoughts on the modern workplace. First off in this program, we will […]

In the time of the Great Resignation, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep employees engaged and to retain them. There’s no shortage of think pieces as to what is driving this change – toxic culture, job insecurity, burnout, pandemic stressors – just to name a few. Now more than ever, businesses are concerned with increasing […]

Hybrid work models are taking over the employment landscape – initially out of necessity, but now out of flexibility and preference. When businesses moved to remote work in 2020, it was a challenge to figure out how to provide employees with a continuous experience while not in person. Since then, all businesses have had to […]

Leadership development is incredibly important in today’s business world. How employees learn and grow is evolving, and companies need to stay current in best practices and trending resources. One of those practices is an emphasis on continuous education and career development. These services can be implemented by businesses in a number of ways, such as […]

We’re approaching two years of remote or hybrid work arrangements due to COVID-19. Some employees and companies have adjusted extremely well, using the option of working at home to their advantage, while others have struggled to keep energy and morale high. Employee burnout is just as prevalent as ever, if not more, and is a […]

New Leaders Emerge Every Day, Prepare Your Organization to Nurture Their Growth  Developing tomorrow’s leaders should be a critical element in the long-term strategy of your business. Who knows? You could already be working with the next genius of your time, who’s just waiting for the right attention and guidance to grow into a fully […]

A Job Search is Daunting Task, Especially Now, But These Tips Will Help You Focus on the Areas You Can Control We are in the throes of an unprecedented period in history. The coronavirus has forced changes in all of our lives in ways we could have never imagined. Many of us are well into […]

During an A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO) facilitated a session for leaders in the hospitality industry, learning agility was rated last in our ten 2020 leadership competencies in terms of perceived importance and leadership development needs. Executive coach and author Marshall Goldsmith conceded that learning agility was overlooked in his 2008 research on how future leader competencies are different from […]