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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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our world is becoming increasingly inter-connected as work is performed across time and geographical boundaries. Organizations are becoming more diverse, culturally, ethnically, and by way of five generations in the workforce. Organizational leaders are learning that to be successful, they have to achieve results across diverse countries, cultures and generations. And yet a 2009 study […]

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 […]

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 […]