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 […]

The Beauty of Letting Go

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. I am grateful for Fall. It reminds me of how beautiful letting go can be. Intuitively, we all know that some things we need to let go of. But it’s so much easier said than done, even when we know that we’re holding on to things […]

The Impact of Executive Presence on Career Progression

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. One of my clients (we’ll call her Nancy) missed out on an important promotion recently. She sought feedback from the interview panel and was told the same thing several times. She had a lack of executive presence. This is tough feedback to deal with, because executive […]

Reinventing Performance Management with a Performance Coaching Culture

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach The announcement that General Electric (GE) has joined a list of high-profile companies that are getting rid of annual performance reviews has sparked an international dialogue among HR professionals about the usefulness of such appraisals—and the alternatives available for deciding who gets […]

What are you reflecting out to the world?

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. I recently saw a photo similar to this one posted by a friend on social media. I immediately got the sense of where she was – both literally as well as metaphorically. The picture itself, together with what was reflected back on the glass, revealed evidence […]

Visionary Leadership: The Ultimate Game Changer

By: Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Have you ever noticed that when there is a lack of vision, decisions are made based on minutiae?  For example, in my hometown of Kansas City there is a lot of complaining about the airport. I mean A LOT.  And it has been going on for years. […]

The Impact of Leadership & Culture on Productivity

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach In recent years, many well-known companies have either disappeared or were taken over. Leadership or rather the lack thereof is believed to be one of the contributing factors to their turmoil. Hence, it proves that capable leadership is a critical element in […]