Foolproof Steps to Finding Inner Focus

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. An important (and fleeting) skill in today’s business world is the ability to focus. It improves the quality of your thinking, your conversations, and your relationships with others. However, with phones constantly buzzing and competing priorities constantly vying for our attention, being present and concentrating on what’s right in front of […]

A Clear, Simple Approach to Critical Thinking

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. When you have a problem to solve or decision to make do you take the time to Stop and Think?   As simple as it sounds, most people don’t take the time to reflect on the problem they are trying to tackle or the decision they are trying to […]

Uncommon Sense

By: Scott Dannemiller, Chief Learning Officer, Executive Development Associates, Inc. If you’re looking for signs of a pending Zombie Apocalypse, look no further than your nearest emergency room.  Anyone who has seen an ER at 2:00 in the morning knows the scene.  Everywhere you turn you see bleary-eyed souls stumbling around a sea of people, mentally exhausted […]

Energizing Executive Innovation

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Any CEO in touch with reality will tell you that innovation is critical to a company’s enduring success. Surveys reveal that between 23-45% of CEOs place innovation as their top priority. If innovation holds a supreme place in the minds of C-level executives, why do many leaders […]

How to Lead an Empowered Workforce: Part 2

By: Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. In my last column we covered both why we need an empowered workforce and what it looks like in action. Today, we will cover the leader’s role. So, let’s say a leader does all the “right” things for today’s workforce. He or she pushes decisions down to […]

Building Virtual Team Camaraderie

By: Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. How often have you leaned across your desk or paused in an office doorway to ask a colleague a question? Or raised your eyebrows at a team member, during a meeting with a tricky client, in silent, supportive communication? Along with water cooler conversations, these small […]

The Cure for Cognitive Bias

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Fake News. Alternative Facts. These are two terms that we hear too frequently in the news these days, and they are invading our teams and project meetings. I don’t intend to get into a political debate. What I do want to highlight is […]

How to Lead an Empowered Workforce: Part 1

By: Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. I was sitting in an office in another skyscraper in another city talking to another leader about empowering her team. This is a common scene in my life and one that I love, the work of helping leaders become the best they can possibly be. This scene […]

A Step Up or a Push Out? The CFO’s Choice.

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Google the phrase “CFO Departures” and the headlines aren’t pretty: Shares Shed 7% in Reaction to CFO Departure CFO Abrupt Resignation Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test Company Climbs Following Q2 Sales Update, CFO Departure CFO to Leave After CEO Departure Company Files for Bankruptcy, Announces Departure of […]

Leadership 4.0: Are you Ready to be a Digital Leader?

By: Prof. Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach “In recent times, the world has moved well beyond basic and enhanced process automation and is entering an era of cognitive automation leveraging artificial intelligence and robotics, which the World Economic Forum termed as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. To ensure their readiness toward […]