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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 […]

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 […]

For the last several months, we have been facing an unprecedented global health crisis, and our everyday lives are being disrupted. In an effort to contain the virus and to keep us safe, businesses and communities have implemented measures that support social distancing and limit time spent outside of our homes. This situation has also […]

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 […]

Tactical Decisions to Achieve Your Learning & Development Strategic Goals You’ve worked hard all year to effectively manage your team, leadership, coaching, and other talent development/management programs, thinking strategically to address pressing issues as they arise while gearing your workforce for the future. You’ve planned programs, instituted new systems, even changed your usual practices to meet the […]