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 […]

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 […]

Seize the Opportunity: Prepare for Post-Pandemic

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.    In this time of uncertainty, businesses have a unique opportunity to retool their operations, refine processes, change their workplace culture, and refocus on their products or services to prepare themselves for business post-pandemic.  If there was a time for a change, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]