Positive Discussions Encourage Creativity

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Throughout the past decade I have worked with IT departments at many Fortune 500 companies. With each company I have encountered depressing stories about unproductive and highly negative interactions that have taken place in their “post implementation review” meetings – known in the IT vernacular as a PIR.   A PIR is conducted at the […]

Make 2020 Your Most Transformative Year Yet

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  We all get into ruts: habitual, automatic cycles in our thinking and being. Usually, we believe that if we only just think through things clearly, we would be able to be more present and change our mindset more easily.   But it’s never that easy. Changing your thinking does not mean […]

Building Global Networks

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Here’s the bad news: It’s no longer enough to simply be great at your job. Here’s the good news: There’s a whole world waiting out there to help you shine.  English poet John Donne coined the phrase ‘No man is an island’ – and, over the centuries, it has […]

Performance Management in Developing Future Leaders

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach “In the literature and research on leadership transitions and helping high potentials and future leaders to accelerate themselves into new roles, early findings indicate that new leaders gain leverage by putting in place the right strategies, structures, and systems, including performance management. […]

The Coaching Conundrum

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Ask 10 CEOs if their organizations promote a high-performance culture and you will get 10 positive responses. In a highly-competitive global market, no top executive would admit to anything less.   Characteristically, a performance-driven culture provides a plentitude of feedback and coaching that is shared up, down, and across the organization. If companies are so committed to coaching for performance, why do surveys […]

Of Transformation and Inflection Points

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  We all know the frustration of working long and hard at something, expending lots of mental and emotional energy, only to see very little visible results.  I hear this from people who are working out to get fit or dieting to lose weight, or from writers and […]

The Art of Audience Engagement

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.   I’ve sat through literally hundreds of presentations. I know what you’re thinking: nobody should have to endure hundreds of business presentations in one lifetime. But alas, I have. Through all of them, I’ve observed that most presenters miss a great opportunity to ensure that the last […]

The Unique Role of the CEO

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. For most of us, there are leaders who have impacted our lives in ways that we will never forget.  They gave us something important, some lesson or words of wisdom or demonstration of work ethic, something that sticks with us. This is why I believe that leadership is a […]

Stop Paving Pathways with Straw

By: Scott Dannemiller, Chief Learning Officer, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Unless you have been forcibly locked in a doomsday bunker, you have no doubt seen the escalating debates between presidential candidates in the media.  And, as Fall quickly approaches, one familiar sight is making a frequent appearance.  The Straw Man  In critical thinking parlance, the Straw Man Fallacy is one where […]

Being Heard vs. Being Understood

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  How often do you find yourself feeling surprised when a global team member or colleague reacts in an unexpected way to something you say or have asked them to do? Do you find yourself thinking: “They just didn’t get it!”  If this sounds familiar, then I have news for you. […]