Moving Forward while Staying in Place

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.   How the world has changed. Outside, the changing seasons continue to repaint our landscape. Inside, mirroring the foliage, people are itching to push out of their buds, to unfurl into the world. But not yet. Still not possible. Many communities around the world are still […]

Leading Effectively in the 4th Revolution

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. “Adapt or die.” Billy Beane’s iconic line from the movie Moneyball, captured the motivating force behind the Oakland Athletics revolutionary use of sabermetrics, not talent scouts to select players for their baseball team. With a payroll a fraction of the size of other major league teams, Beane […]

Creating a Global Leadership Mindset

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. You would think that with the financial havoc caused by previous economic meltdowns, that most companies would think twice about expanding into new markets. Ironically, based on previous scenarios, just the opposite has been true. Many companies looked at emerging markets like China and Russia as […]

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 […]