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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What do ants and human beings have in common? They both can self-organize! How are they different? Ants continually self-organize, but humans selectively self-organize. Some people self-organize at home but not at work. Others self-organize only in certain parts of their work. In nature, without a CEO to tell species and plants what to do, […]

In Other Words, Can Coaching Really Work? Do you think leaders and their teams can really change? It’s a common question asked when considering a coaching or organizational change intervention. Drawing on forty years of evidenced-based research in Adult Development by Harvard scientists and her own extensive professional coaching experience, AJO Executive Coach, Shefali Salwan […]

Organizations are increasingly waking up to the revelation that strategic human resource management involves more than just “putting the right people in the right jobs.” The problem is that many still believe in cookie-cutter performance reviews to measure productivity and engagement in the workforce. For example, while an HR professional’s job is to attract, train and […]