Opinion: This is how we could solve the retirement crisis

By. Bonnie Hagemann, Krishna B. Kumar, and Andrew Hoehn An unanticipated side effect of the otherwise positive trend toward long-term increases in lifespans is America’s retirement crisis—people saving too little even as retirements periods are increasing. Advancements in healthcare, reduction in infant mortality, overall increases in safety, and improved nutrition and education have resulted in great […]

Ready for Tomorrow, Today

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come— the readiness is all. (Hamlet – Act 5, Scene 2) During an unexpected, unpredictable, and now extended global economic tsunami, […]

Biden’s Child Tax Credit Will Bring Lifetime of Improvement

By. Bonnie Hagemann, CEO of EDA, a consulting firm with C-Suite capabilities in executive development and research. Krishna B. Kumar, director of international research at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and director of the Pardee Initiative for Global Human Progress at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Andrew Hoehn, senior vice president of research and analysis […]

What Is A Strategy Roadmap and Why Does Your Organization Need One?

By: Annette Klososky, Partner & Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. So, you’ve worked hard and developed a strategy that articulates your organization’s purpose, values, vision and goals. Now you need to create an implementation plan to execute this strategy – but this is where many organizations hit a roadblock. How do you successfully […]

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 […]

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 […]