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 […]

Have You Missed Your Window?

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Life is full of misses. Missing the boat. Missing the mark. Missing a beat. The world of missed opportunities, includes a well-traveled trail of what-ifs. What if Ross Perot had bought those majority shares in fledgling Microsoft for $60 million? What if Blockbuster president John Antioco had […]

Coaching NextGen High Potential Leaders

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach Today’s dramatically changing work environments demand that organizations continuously ensure that there is a robust leadership pipeline ready to be deployed now and in the future. Identifying, assessing, selecting and developing the next generation or potential future leaders is, therefore, one of […]

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, […]

Perception Bias: You’re Not Who You Think You Are

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Reflecting on my recent work travels, one topic kept jumping out wherever I went.  Perception: how others perceive us and how we can manage it, which is what brought me to write this (hopefully timely) article. How do people perceive you as a leader? Quite well, […]

Cognitive Readiness & The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach Digitization has significantly impacted organizations across all sectors and industries. In each case, the impact is a different one which makes it essential for companies to have a good understanding and view of what they face and how digitization will affect their […]

The Two Complex Challenges Confronting Leaders Today

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Everyone wants to earn the big paycheck, but few want to deal with the challenges that C-suite leaders face to earn theirs. In normal times, leaders face typical challenges, including competition, supply and demand, cash flow, lawsuits and the like. But these are not normal times, and […]

How the Holidays Can Help You up Your Inner Game

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Winter is a time of hibernation, starkness and, after the busy holiday season, can be a time of reflection. As the New Year sets in, we start to think about the year that has passed and the year ahead. For me, this is the perfect time […]

The Art & Practice of Servant Leadership

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach Increasingly, companies are recognizing that leaders who demonstrate high emotional and social intelligence competencies are crucial to their organizational effectiveness. Why? Because ultimately it is the people within the organization – leaders, managers, and individual contributors at all levels – who must […]