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 […]

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, […]