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Mastering Cross-Cultural Communication

By: Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. How do you master cross-cultural communication when “yes” really means “no”? A trick question, right? I’m afraid not. This is a real issue for global business leaders and, every day, there are communication breakdowns occurring across the world as different cultural norms conspire to confuse and […]

Unintentional Gender Bias at the Top of the House: What’s the solution?

By: Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. I once wrote an article for the Human Talent Network called I Wish I Could but I Can’t on how women often hold themselves back from taking the top jobs in large companies.  I stated reasons like these: They just don’t see themselves in the top seat. […]

What will your approach to VUCA be?

By: Patrick Hollingworth, Sr. Consultant & Leadership Speaker, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Rather than might is right, think light is right. As you’ll see, I’m slowly building a case for a new way of doing things. In a nutshell, it goes something like this: The new landscape for ourselves and our organizations is volatile, uncertain, […]

Critical Thinking or Creativity: Which is most crucial?

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Imagine this. Experts are divided on which skill is most important to business and personal success – critical (rational) thinking or creativity. It’s like watching Fox News and MSNBC report on the same event, but as usual, both reach different conclusions. Who can […]

Turn Stress into a Crucial Business Advantage

By: Simon Vetter, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye, Psychologist With the constant challenge of balancing our personal and professional lives, stress has become a familiar companion. According to the American Institute of Stress, 33% of Americans experience what they […]

Executive Presence: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Creating executive presence – how well a person speaks, looks, and acts like a leader – is the big buzz in training circles these days. According to a new study by the Center for Talent Innovation, being perceived as leadership material is essential to being promoted […]

Developing Global Leaders

By: Louise Korver, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Who has potential for global leadership? In the past, most organizations developed global leadership skills by expatriating or through globally cross-functional teams. That is yesterday’s solution. These types of assignments are for the few, not the many, who are expected to perform effectively in a challenging […]

What makes a great leader?

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach “It is evident that conventional leadership development practices are no longer adequate. Organizations globally need to incorporate the next generation leadership competencies in order to address the development needs of their rising leaders. This expanded group of upcoming leaders need to have […]

Leading in a VUCA World

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach VUCA is an acronym that emerged from the military in the 1990s. It describes the “fog of war” — the chaotic conditions that are encountered on a modern battlefield. Its relevance to leaders in business is clear, as these conditions are highly […]