Employee Centric Results-Based Leadership

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach    “Leading in a world that is highly disruptive and digital and VUCA-driven (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) not only provides a challenging environment for leaders to operate and for executive development programs to have an impact: it also provides a much-needed […]

Virtual Leadership: Trust Not Control

By: Annette Klososky, Partner & Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.    We have suddenly been thrust into a new world of work, where the majority of tasks are being executed by individuals and teams that are geographically distributed.  The definition of a virtual team is a group of people, working together for a […]

Seize the Opportunity: Prepare for Post-Pandemic

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.    In this time of uncertainty, businesses have a unique opportunity to retool their operations, refine processes, change their workplace culture, and refocus on their products or services to prepare themselves for business post-pandemic.  If there was a time for a change, the […]

What Can Businesses Learn from Formula 1 Motor Racing Teams?

By:  Ken Pasternak, Sr. Leadership Consultant & C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Finding ways to create and sustain exceptional levels of performance poses challenges for executives in all industries. While not immediately apparent, examining the highly competitive and constantly changing sport and business of Formula 1 racing can provide lessons that are relevant and […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 Key Components of High-Performance Company Culture

By: Annette Klososky, Partner & Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Although it is still often overlooked, organizational culture is today recognized by the world’s most forward-thinking business leaders as essential to success.  Because of its direct correlation to team performance and company revenues, company culture is a crucial concept, and is often referred to as […]

Uncommon Sense

By: Scott Dannemiller, Chief Learning Officer, Executive Development Associates, Inc. If you’re looking for signs of a pending Zombie Apocalypse, look no further than your nearest emergency room.  Anyone who has seen an ER at 2:00 in the morning knows the scene.  Everywhere you turn you see bleary-eyed souls stumbling around a sea of people, mentally exhausted […]

Energizing Executive Innovation

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Any CEO in touch with reality will tell you that innovation is critical to a company’s enduring success. Surveys reveal that between 23-45% of CEOs place innovation as their top priority. If innovation holds a supreme place in the minds of C-level executives, why do many leaders […]