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Everyone wants to feel safe in their job, not just physically, but also psychologically. Employees want to come to work every day feeling engaged in what they do and comfortable in sharing ideas and strategies with those with whom they work. It has been shown that companies with greater psychological safety have a greater likelihood […]

In this month’s Coach’s Corner blog, we are delighted to feature Carol Kelly, an accomplished executive coach and strategic consultant, whose expertise is in preparing executives to be ‘high-impact, transformative’ leaders, especially those facing complex change and transition issues. Recognized as a holistic thinker, Carol views people and organizations as “human systems” and helps her […]

AJO’s Coach’s Corner blog series this month highlights Brian Szepkouski, a leading authority on the language of leadership, international executive development and strategic planning for business expansion. With a passion for inspiring individuals to reach their highest potential, Brian is an expert in evolving leaders who role model consistent influence to empower teams who want […]

HR Consulting and Leadership Coaching Firm Names Joyce Heckman, Vice President, Talent Development and Neal Wendel, Practice Leader, Career Transition Services PARSIPPANY, N.J., September 15, 2022 – A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO), the company known for helping organizations succeed by helping people succeed, today announced that it has extended its leadership team to prepare for further […]

A recent poll by Culture Partners confirms that when employees are happier at work 85% take more initiative, 73% say they are better at collaborating and 48% care more about their work. So how should leaders promote this “happiness” in the workplace so the collective culture can flourish? This is a topic that we’ve been […]

Nearly two and a half years into the pandemic, we’re still talking about the impact of COVID-19 on employees. And despite the focus with which Human Resources departments are tackling this issue, we still do not have a playbook to solve for this issue or clear movement to make it better. From the “Great Resignation” […]

This month in the AJO Coach’s Corner blog series we are honored to feature Denise Yosafat, an expert in executive coaching, change management and leadership development. With years of experience working with top leadership for companies including Eli Lilly and Procter & Gamble, Denise specializes in helping leaders understand, build and develop the organizations and […]

In the AJO Coach’s Corner blog series this month, we are pleased to have a conversation with AJO’s Career Transition Services Practice Leader, Neal Wendel. With more than 25 years of experience as a global Human Resources executive, Neal has amassed numerous best practices and insights for individuals seeking to create and execute career plans […]

The 21st century workplace is evolving at an unrelenting pace. In recent years, numerous “once-in-a-generation” phenomena have fundamentally shifted the values and mindsets of the workforce. New requirements for increased work/life balance, employee engagement & retention, and competitive recruiting (to name a few) have put human resources at the helm of this evolution and HR […]

According to the Harvard Business review, employees stay at their jobs for two reasons, job satisfaction and their company environment. Both revolve around building a company culture that sets the business apart. Company culture is not only critical for employee satisfaction and loyalty, it’s also essential for recruiting. Indeed found that 46% of job seekers […]