Take 5 for Teamwork

By: Saundra Stroope, Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. “For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” – M. Heffernan Conflict is one of those situations that some of us would prefer to avoid. But let’s face, you really can’t live without it. Healthy teamwork and conflict go together. The best team […]

Going Virtual: Presenters Adapt to the New Normal

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.   Business presentations have changed during today’s COVID restrictions. Most, if not all, are taking place virtually on video conferencing platforms such as Zoom®, Microsoft Teams®, WebEx®, GoToMeetings®, and others. Nobody knows exactly when – or if – we will return to making presentations in-person. While many presentation skills […]

COVID, Your Career & Newton’s Law

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. If you are looking for a unique sobriquet for 2020, the events of this year give you plenty of material. How about calling 2020 The Year of Non Sequiturs? How many times have we found rapidly changing circumstances make an explanation we are giving no longer flow […]

Humans Are Living Longer, So What Do We Do with All This Extra Time?

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Andrew R. Hoehn, Sr. Vice President Research & Analysis, RAND Corporation Krishna B. Kumar, RAND International Research; Distinguished Chair in International Economic Policy; Senior Economist; Director, Initiative for Global Human Progress, Pardee RAND Graduate School It is inspiring to see age is no barrier for the highest […]

Restore your Surge Capacity in the New Year

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.   As we regroup after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we often experience feelings of tiredness, fatigue, and stress alongside the happiness and renewal that the new year brings. Referring to this feeling, last week I heard someone say that they felt as […]

Successfully Managing Remote Workers Requires a Return to Basics

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.   We are eight months into the ramifications of COVID-19’s shelter-in-place and work from home and most business leaders, managers, and supervisors are grappling with “How do I manage a remote workforce to keep everyone engaged?” For many of us who have never managed […]

Personality Type & The Final Flight

By: Saundra Stroope, Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.     Always an avid movie fan, living through a pandemic and quarantine has taken the portion of my leisure time watching movies to an all-time high. This week’s Netflix binge watch was Challenger: The Final Flight. Most of you know the story already. On […]

The Financial Impact of an Effective Company Culture

By: Annette Klososky, Partner & Sr. Leadership Consultant, EDA, Inc. We often believe that cutting costs and maximizing resources will increase your rate of return. However, a further strategy lies in a place that is frequently overlooked: company culture. When calculating ROI, you determine how much revenue an investment produces. The prime investment in your company should be […]

New Energy for a Tired Brand

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Brands are like buildings. With the right foundation, ongoing maintenance, and an occasional renovation, both can provide functional value for a long time. The oldest brand in the world is Kongo Gumi, established in 578 AD and family-owned for 1400 years. Dixon Ticonderoga has been making pencils […]

Moving Forward while Staying in Place

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.   How the world has changed. Outside, the changing seasons continue to repaint our landscape. Inside, mirroring the foliage, people are itching to push out of their buds, to unfurl into the world. But not yet. Still not possible. Many communities around the world are still […]