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Equipping Managers to Succeed in a Leader-as-Coach Role

By AIIR Consulting • July 5, 2018

Through almost a decade of experience, we’ve seen well-designed executive coaching programs produce incredible results, including increased engagement, improved relationships and collaboration, and increases in both the volume and quality of individual leaders’ outputs. And we aren’t alone. A global survey by PWC and the Association Resource Center showed a mean ROI for companies investing in coaching at 7X the initial investment, with more than 25% of companies reporting a ROI between 10X and 49X the initial investment. Considering these benefits, it’s little wonder that talent and HR leaders are working to expand the application of coaching beyond the executive...

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Radical Candor: feedback with feeling

By Alex Schanne • June 22, 2018

When the two choices are to evolve or get eaten, evolution seems like the obvious choice to make. It is really the only option to optimize success as a species, so why don’t we have the same mentality towards adaptation as employees? Feedback is the signal to adapt in your role as an employee to meet the needs of an ever changing environment. Most people shy away from feedback in fear or shame, but without it, we become stagnant in our roles and risk losing our jobs completely. That is why it is a leader’s job to create a culture...

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The five biggest challenges leaders will face in 2018

By AIIR Consulting • March 19, 2018

The five biggest challenges leaders will face in 2018 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

By AIIR Consulting • March 13, 2018

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

By AIIR Consulting • March 13, 2018

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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Trust scandal and the decline of team culture

Scandal, Mistrust and Declining Team Culture

By AIIR Consulting • March 10, 2018

Scandal, Mistrust and Declining Team Culture We are witness to a massive shift in the business landscape. Once characterized by an impenetrable culture of fear and compliance, the walls that surrounded the entertainment and mass media industry, as well as the careers and reputations of some of its most prominent leaders, are crumbling under allegations of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, this type of toxic culture and the allegations of inappropriate behavior it breeds is not limited to the media. Dozens of high-power individuals in public office and industries ranging from tech to finance have stepped down or been removed from their...

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Coach Spotlight: AIIR CEO Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D.

AIIR CEO Receives SCP Award for Early Career Innovation

By AIIR Consulting • February 16, 2018

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

By AIIR Consulting • January 22, 2018

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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AIIR Global Coaching Study: The 5 Ways Coaching Must Change to Stay Relevant In 2018

By Jonathan Kirschner • January 2, 2018

AIIR Global Coaching Study: The 5 Ways Coaching Must Change to Stay Relevant In 2018 The coaching industry has experienced an explosion over the past several years. There are more than 53,300 professional coach practitioners worldwide generating nearly $2.4 billion in revenue (a 19% increase since 2011). Now, the burgeoning coaching industry finds itself at a critical moment where it must adapt to stay relevant. Leapfrog advances in technology, an unpredictable geopolitical landscape, and the increasing influence of younger generations in the workplace have significant implications for the future of coaching. To understand the ways in which the coaching industry...

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AIIR to Sponsor Consulting Psychology Conference in Savannah, GA

By Chris Cotteta • December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017   AIIR Consulting is pleased to announce its silver sponsorship for the Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13) Consulting Psychology Conference on February 8-11 in Savannah, Georgia. The conference’s primary objective is to bring together scholars, practitioners, and leaders to present research, share techniques, and facilitate interactive discussion around the conference theme Defying Gravity: Creating Synergy During Unpredictable Times. Conference attendees will experience inspiring keynotes from renowned experts, interactive workshops blending cutting-edge theory with practical strategies, frequent networking opportunities, and plenty of fun both at the conference (from fireside chats to the annual jam session) and in...

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