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The five biggest challenges leaders will face this year

March 19, 2018 2:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The five biggest challenges leaders will face this year Leadership is one of the most important factors in business success. Organizations depend on leaders to set strategy, manage changing market trends, and guide them through challenges to success. Now only three months into 2018, it appears this will be a particularly challenging year for individuals at the tops of their organizations. To understand the biggest challenges leaders and organizations will face in 2018, we asked 44 senior members of the AIIR Global Coaching Alliance for their perspectives. Using a qualitative data analysis, we identified five of the greatest challenges that...

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Join AIIR at the 15th Annual Executive Coaching Conference

March 13, 2018 2:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Join the AIIR Consulting team at The Conference Board’s 15th Annual Executive Coaching Conference, held March 20 – 21 at the Westin New York at Times Square, 270 W. 43rd Street. As conference sponsors, AIIR’s coaches, clients and acquaintances are entitled to 20% off at registration with the code AIIR20. To develop leaders that can drive business results, organizations must develop coaching cultures that engage as many individuals as possible. The 15th Annual Executive Coaching Conference, “Building Coaching Cultures to Achieve Corporate Goals,” will focus on cutting edge research, practices and theoretical perspectives on the many ways organizations are building coaching cultures. Tickets and additional information...

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Catch some AIIR in NYC

March 13, 2018 2:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

AIIR Consulting is proud to sponsor a panel discussion hosted by the NYC Chapter of the International Coach Federation. The event, “Team Coaching: An Academic, Corporate and Leadership Perspective,” will be held the evening of March 20 at The New School, 55 West 13th Street. Connect with the AIIR Consulting team and learn from a panel of thought leaders and corporate team coaching practice leaders as the strategies they use to deliver team coaching programs, and how those coaching programs drive engagement and success in their organizations. Dr. Krister Lowe, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Team Coaching Zone, will moderate...

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AIIR CEO Receives SCP Award for Early Career Innovation

February 16, 2018 5:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AIIR is pleased to announce that the American Psychological Association’s Society of Consulting Psychology recently honored AIIR Consulting CEO Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D., with the 2018 SCP Award for Early Career Innovation in Consulting Psychology. He was presented the award at the SCP MidWinter Conference, February 8-11, in Savannah, GA. The SCP Award for Early Career Innovation in Consulting Psychology is a distinction reserved for consulting psychologists whose work early in their careers is significantly impactful. It recognizes innovation in practice or research that has a clear impact on an organization or organizations. It also recognizes work that has a notable...

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Megan Danowski promoted to Vice President of Operations

January 22, 2018 5:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AIIR Consulting, LLC, a leading global business psychology consultancy, today announced that Megan Danowski has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. In her new role, Danowski will lead the AIIR Operations team, and will be critical to facilitating the continuation of AIIR’s growth story. She will report to AIIR’s CEO, Dr. Jonathan Kirschner. Based at AIIR Consulting’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Danowski brings more than a decade of global leadership experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to her new role. In her previous role at AIIR, Danowski was responsible for overseeing operations of its Global Coaching Network. She...

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When does favoritism cross the line?

October 12, 2011 4:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Let’s face it, we’re all human. As much as people may deny it, parents may secretly (or not so secretly) have a favorite child and teachers have their favorite student. The workplace is no exception. Bosses have their favorite employees, and colleagues simply have better chemistry with certain peers. However, there comes a point when this camaraderie can negatively impact an organization and its employees, and in some cases, bring destructive consequences. Let’s take a look at David, a senior manager in his business unit. Ever since Trevor joined David’s team as a direct report, the two have developed a close relationship. David...

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Steve Jobs 1955-2011

October 6, 2011 4:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today at AIIR Consulting we mourn the loss of one of the world’s finest leaders and CEO. I’m writing this blog post from my mac with an iPhone and iPad sitting right next to me. I’ve got background music playing from iTunes. Steve Jobs’ innovations permeate our lives because of the deep thought he invested, his obsessive focus on the customer, and his complete rejection of status quo. All of us at AIIR have learned so much from Steve Jobs and we will miss him greatly. [youtube]

3 Leadership Tips Inspired From Carol Bartz (Former CEO, Yahoo)

September 9, 2011 4:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Carol Bartz is now the former CEO of Yahoo, as of two days. While it is undeniable that she inherited a very complex challenge in reviving Yahoo as CEO, there are also some valuable lessons in leadership “no-no’s” we would be remiss not to address. Let’s touch on three: Reward and Motivate your Talent and Heed the Laws of Human Motivation: At the beginning of her helm, Carol Bartz was charged with the onerous task of cost cutting. Having engaged a significant re-organization, employee morale was innevitabely low. However, instead of  addressing the low morale through incentivizing, motivating, and rewarding her top talent, Bartz made an external...

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