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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 […]

According to a NerdWallet study featured in HRD America, 78% of business leaders have experienced Impostor Syndrome at some point in their careers. However, just because you’re feeling self-doubt doesn’t mean you are in the wrong position. It may just mean that you need to change your perspective. Impostor Syndrome Definition and Types Feeling like […]

In the realm of effective leadership, one competency has proven to be an indispensable asset: coaching for performance. This proactive approach to guiding, developing, and inspiring team members not only drives individual growth but also enhances overall organizational success. The data underscores the significance coaching for performance can have on business and workplace efficiency. Consider […]

Effective leadership is built on a solid foundation of competencies that drive organizational success. One such competency, often overlooked but immensely powerful, is transparent communication. Early in my career, I had the privilege of working for a manager named Dave who continues to inspire me both professionally and personally – even though we’ve not worked […]

Continuing our special AJO 40th anniversary series of the AJO Coach’s Corner blog, we are honored to feature a special discussion with one of our tenured AJO executive coaches, Leanne Leonard. Leanne provides her insightful comments on her experience regarding evolution of leadership coaching, value of networking, and facilitation virtually vs. in person and more. […]

This month we are featuring a special Coach’s Corner blog with a coach that has been with AJO throughout the past two decades: Linda Bodnar. As AJO celebrates its 40th anniversary year, we are honored to learn from Linda’s leadership coaching insights while also exploring how the practices of coaching have evolved over the years. […]

Learning and development skills have become an even bigger priority for organizations and the workforce planning strategy since the Great Resignation exposed workers’ desperation to climb the company ladder and advance their careers. “Our clients have doubled down on upskilling and reskilling,” says Joyce Heckman, vice president of talent development at AJ O’Connor Associates, an […]

In this month’s Coach’s Corner blog, we are delighted to feature Carol Kelly, an accomplished executive coach and strategic consultant, whose expertise is in preparing executives to be ‘high-impact, transformative’ leaders, especially those facing complex change and transition issues. Recognized as a holistic thinker, Carol views people and organizations as “human systems” and helps her […]

AJO’s Coach’s Corner blog series this month highlights Brian Szepkouski, a leading authority on the language of leadership, international executive development and strategic planning for business expansion. With a passion for inspiring individuals to reach their highest potential, Brian is an expert in evolving leaders who role model consistent influence to empower teams who want […]

HR Consulting and Leadership Coaching Firm Names Joyce Heckman, Vice President, Talent Development and Neal Wendel, Practice Leader, Career Transition Services PARSIPPANY, N.J., September 15, 2022 – A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO), the company known for helping organizations succeed by helping people succeed, today announced that it has extended its leadership team to prepare for further […]