A Step Up or a Push Out? The CFO’s Choice.

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Google the phrase “CFO Departures” and the headlines aren’t pretty: Shares Shed 7% in Reaction to CFO Departure CFO Abrupt Resignation Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test Company Climbs Following Q2 Sales Update, CFO Departure CFO to Leave After CEO Departure Company Files for Bankruptcy, Announces Departure of […]

Leadership 4.0: Are you Ready to be a Digital Leader?

By: Prof. Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach “In recent times, the world has moved well beyond basic and enhanced process automation and is entering an era of cognitive automation leveraging artificial intelligence and robotics, which the World Economic Forum termed as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. To ensure their readiness toward […]

Can Minimalism Work in Business?

By: Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Executive Development Associates has conducted Trends in Executive Development research every two to four years since 1983. The 2019 Trends Report, which is used by organizations to benchmark their own executive development practices, shows us that as the world shifting continues organizational leaders are working hard to shift […]

The 2019 Trends in Executive Development

Executive Development Associates, Inc. (EDA), a global leader in top-of-the-house leadership development and BTS, a leading global strategy implementation firm, today announced the release of its 2019 Trends in Executive Development Benchmark Report. The Trends in Executive Development report has been the leading compilation of research for organizations across the globe to benchmark their executive […]

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step?

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Is your personal brand positioning you for your next job? The perks of some jobs are nothing short of regal. How would you like a no limits salary package, frequent First Class travel to exotic destinations, multiple residences, luxury cars, and guaranteed employment for your lifetime? If […]

When a “Strength” is Not a Strength

By: Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. What is your signature strength as a leader? Is it your energy? Which characteristic is the one that you have truly built your leadership reputation upon? Did you know that this strength could actually be holding you back professionally? The concept of strengths-focused development makes complete […]

How to Know when it’s Time to Go

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. What do Jeff Immelt, Travis Kalanick, and Howard Schultz share in common? Besides a healthy net worth, these executives were three of the 919 CEOs in publicly traded North American companies that either resigned, retired, or got fired in 2017—the most movement in the top spot in […]

Doing vs. Being – Leading with Balance

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Most leaders have a long mental, if not written, “to do” list. With the holidays on the horizon, that list can seem never-ending. But sometimes we are so focused on what we have to do as leaders, we forget about who we have to be as […]

Dear CEOs, It’s Time to Change the Org Chart

By: Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. There is a saying that you have probably all heard, “Common sense is really not that common.” I certainly can think of many scenarios where common sense is lacking in today’s business environment, but I grew up on a large farm in Western Oklahoma where a lack […]

Leadership, Loyalty, and a Leader’s Brand

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Does one question really tell it all? If it tells the story for a company, can a similar question tell the story for a company’s leaders? In 2003, Bain Consultant Fred Reicheld reported the singular factor most indicative of customer behavior was loyalty, measured by simply asking, […]