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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 […]

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 […]

Approach Change with a Clear Focus on Employee Compassion, Respect and Enablement Every organization experiences change, particularly in today’s unpredictable climate. Whether that be shifts within the employee layout of your organization to the hiring of new employees all together, transforming your organization can, and should be, performed with a clear focus on employee compassion, […]

Successful Organizations are Built By Design Organizations come in all different shapes and sizes, but how can they all best optimize for effectiveness? What makes one business thrive while another crumbles? It’s simple: successful organizations are built by design and use care in their processes. The most successful among them have key attributes that set […]

Building on the theme of our last blog on Future Work, we look at ten trends that are shaping the employment landscape in the next decade. Out of these trends, we identify ten leadership competencies that we think will be critical for 2020 leaders. Our ten trends and ten competencies have been compiled from a literature review that includes whitepapers, […]

“We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” – Marshall McLuhan The fourth in our series of 2020 leadership competencies explores digital proficiency. According to McKinsey’s 2012 research entitled, “Minding Your Digital Business“, executives expect new digital technologies to transform their businesses. At the same time, many admit their organizations are unprepared when it […]

A common question company leaders get nowadays is: ”Does your company have a digital transformation strategy?” Regardless of how well-prepared you are to answer this question, a digital transformation strategy or form of digital change must be underway with specific attention to the people and the customers with whom you work. In this guest post, […]

In Learning Agility Revisited: Can Leaders Excel Without It? (part one of our two part update on Learning Agility), we explored the latest developments on this competency, including introducing two refined Learning Agility competency models and their accompanying Learning Agility assessments. In this post, we’ll: Explore the implications for your career, for the selection and growth of […]