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. […]

Developing the Next Generation of High Potential Leaders

By: Prof. 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 next generation of leaders. Organizations need to incorporate a different form […]

The Importance of White Space

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  How much does your life resemble a webpage designed by an amateur? Competition, short attention spans, distractions, and the fear people won’t stay on a page compel inexperienced web designers to fill every available inch of screen space with content. Parallel factors push executives to fill their lives in […]

12 Key Components of High-Performance Company Culture

By: Annette Klososky, Partner & Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Although it is still often overlooked, organizational culture is today recognized by the world’s most forward-thinking business leaders as essential to success.  Because of its direct correlation to team performance and company revenues, company culture is a crucial concept, and is often referred to as […]

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 […]