Being Heard vs. Being Understood

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  How often do you find yourself feeling surprised when a global team member or colleague reacts in an unexpected way to something you say or have asked them to do? Do you find yourself thinking: “They just didn’t get it!”  If this sounds familiar, then I have news for you. […]

The Importance of White Space

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  How much does your life resemble a webpage designed by an amateur? Competition, short attention spans, distractions, and the fear people won’t stay on a page compel inexperienced web designers to fill every available inch of screen space with content. Parallel factors push executives to fill their lives in […]

A Clear, Simple Approach to Critical Thinking

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. When you have a problem to solve or decision to make do you take the time to Stop and Think?   As simple as it sounds, most people don’t take the time to reflect on the problem they are trying to tackle or the decision they are trying to […]

How to Lead an Empowered Workforce: Part 2

By: Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. In my last column we covered both why we need an empowered workforce and what it looks like in action. Today, we will cover the leader’s role. So, let’s say a leader does all the “right” things for today’s workforce. He or she pushes decisions down to […]

The Cure for Cognitive Bias

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Fake News. Alternative Facts. These are two terms that we hear too frequently in the news these days, and they are invading our teams and project meetings. I don’t intend to get into a political debate. What I do want to highlight is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]