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Strong leaders understand that, like change, leadership practices are dynamic. With 2024 underway, the pace of change continues to accelerate, and leaders must evolve to meet the moment with new techniques and a growth mindset that is ready to tackle new and evolving challenges. To thrive in today’s globalized and technologically advanced world, leaders must […]

Remote work isn’t new. Researchers have been studying the positives and negatives of remote work for a while. However, since COVID, remote work has taken center stage, and companies that weren’t ready for telework were thrown into a new work environment headfirst. Today, 35% of employees with jobs that can be done from home now […]

Human resources teams have been on the frontline of massive workplace changes for the past several years. HR professionals have had to show remarkable adaptability and resilience to evolve and rapidly lead through challenge after challenge. Many of the issues that HR teams will tackle in 2023 are a continuation of issues that have been […]

An “online presence” or “social media presence” shares information that can speak to both you and your company’s brand. Personal blogs, your own website, comments you have made online, articles or news picked up by search engines (e.g., Google) or social media sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, are all examples of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]