5 Career Myths Impacting Women’s Career Success

By: Saundra Stroope, Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  It is an important time to celebrate the advancement of women. We have made visible progress in the last few decades. The number of female entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders in corporate leadership roles is growing. However, there are still many challenges women face that are different from their […]

Don’t Crash Your Culture: Survive & Thrive

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc.    This morning I received a call from a long-time friend who does business development for another organization. He sounded stressed, and I soon found out why. He said, “if I don’t put some serious numbers on the board in the next 30 days, I am out of a […]

A Time to Pull Together

Seasons have a way of changing, whether we want them to or not. With each new season, different behaviors are required. Today as I sit on a plane surrounded by others who are hesitantly traveling, I keep thinking about past times when circumstances beyond our control created a season of change. At 9:01am on April […]

Uncover Your Hidden Talent

By: Joel Garfinkle, Leadership Development Consultant & C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Every year, organizations invest untold amounts of money in the relentless search for executive talent. Recruitment is big business, and many will tell you reams of tricks and tips for hiring top talent, but what if the talent already works for you? Your current […]

The Key to Building Successful Global Partnerships

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Are you an equal partner with your customers, planning for long term growth together? Or are the battle lines still drawn in every commercial negotiation as you try to hit sales figures and preserve your margins?  In recent years there has been a noticeable shift amongst large […]

What Does it Take to be a Navy SEAL?

By: Scott Dannemiller, Chief Learning Officer, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Recently, while working with a government client, I struck up a conversation with an ex-Navy recruiter.   He shared a story about a recent change in the ideal profile for a Navy SEAL.  Apparently, the most fertile ground for finding elite candidates has traditionally been high school and […]

Shot At….But Still Flying

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Resilience is making a comeback in our corporate vocabulary. From Angela Duckworth’s best-selling book, Grit, to the U.S. Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, to companies trying to ensure their own cyber survival, resilience is quickly gaining new ground.  Resilience, perseverance, and tenacity were frequent themes during memorial events remembering Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher. Between […]

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 […]