The Two Complex Challenges Confronting Leaders Today

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Everyone wants to earn the big paycheck, but few want to deal with the challenges that C-suite leaders face to earn theirs. In normal times, leaders face typical challenges, including competition, supply and demand, cash flow, lawsuits and the like. But these are not normal times, and […]

Avoiding the Sting of Poor Decisions

By: Scott Dannemiller, Chief Learning Officer, Executive Development Associates, Inc. My 9 year-old son recently asked what he could do to earn some money.  My wife gazed out on the now defunct cement Koi pond in the backyard of our new home and said, “I’ll give you $50 to break up the pond and haul […]

5 Ways to Master Difficult Conversations

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Many of us will go a long way to avoid conflict, but it is a natural part of work life. My clients estimate that up to 30% of their time is spent dealing with conflicts. In fact, if managed well, conflict can be a source of innovation, […]

Strategy for the Team, Strategy for the Business

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. The vision is set, the employees are onboard, and if you’ve really excelled as a leader, you have your workforce compelled to come to work fully engaged in helping achieve the vision…but don’t stop there!  The vision is where you want to take the company, that positive […]

Is Conformity Keeping You from Success?

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Social conformity is a powerful and hidden motivation that influences our decisions and strategic planning in ways we don’t even realize or understand. It’s called “that’s the way we have always done it.” This is a way of thinking that hinders innovation and […]

Critical Thinking in Turbulent Times

By: Scott Dannemiller, Chief Learning Officer, Executive Development Associates, Inc. My mother is a typical senior in her mid-70’s. Except, instead of sitting on the porch and knitting, she prefers attending big, crowded festivals and twerking with her grandchildren. You know, like most AARP members do. So, it seems only fitting that, for her 50th […]

Bill Wiggenhorn to Join Executive Development Associates’ Advisory Board

Executive Development Associates, Inc. (EDA), a global leader in top-of-the-house leadership development, today announced the addition of Bill Wiggenhorn to its advisory board. “I am very excited and grateful that Bill has agreed to join the EDA Advisory Board.  His expertise in the field, extensive international experience, continuous efforts to advance the state of the […]

Bold & Courageous Leaders Needed

By: Erin Terry, Director of Marketing, Executive Development Associates Have you been fortunate enough to work for leaders who embody courage? What does that look like? How did it make you feel? If put in a similar leadership situation, could you display the same level of courage to lead your team, department, or organization? I […]

How the Holidays Can Help You up Your Inner Game

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Winter is a time of hibernation, starkness and, after the busy holiday season, can be a time of reflection. As the New Year sets in, we start to think about the year that has passed and the year ahead. For me, this is the perfect time […]

Onboarding: Just a Fad or a Key Differentiator?

By: Erin Terry, Director of Marketing, Executive Development Associates You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Yet many organizations ranging from start-ups and small businesses to large government entities and multinational corporations have yet to embrace the importance of onboarding as a critical component of their overall organizational culture. Consider these […]