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 […]

Leading Effectively in the 4th Revolution

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. “Adapt or die.” Billy Beane’s iconic line from the movie Moneyball, captured the motivating force behind the Oakland Athletics revolutionary use of sabermetrics, not talent scouts to select players for their baseball team. With a payroll a fraction of the size of other major league teams, Beane […]

Learning Agility: How Skilled Are You?

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Like many of you, I jumped headfirst into tackling the many challenges of this year. It was tough, and taxing, with the many intricacies of adapting to rapid changes experienced around the world. One of the thoughts that keeps turning up for me is how much learning […]

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 […]

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 […]

Of Transformation and Inflection Points

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  We all know the frustration of working long and hard at something, expending lots of mental and emotional energy, only to see very little visible results.  I hear this from people who are working out to get fit or dieting to lose weight, or from writers and […]

Stop Paving Pathways with Straw

By: Scott Dannemiller, Chief Learning Officer, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Unless you have been forcibly locked in a doomsday bunker, you have no doubt seen the escalating debates between presidential candidates in the media.  And, as Fall quickly approaches, one familiar sight is making a frequent appearance.  The Straw Man  In critical thinking parlance, the Straw Man Fallacy is one where […]