Opinion: This is how we could solve the retirement crisis

By. Bonnie Hagemann, Krishna B. Kumar, and Andrew Hoehn An unanticipated side effect of the otherwise positive trend toward long-term increases in lifespans is America’s retirement crisis—people saving too little even as retirements periods are increasing. Advancements in healthcare, reduction in infant mortality, overall increases in safety, and improved nutrition and education have resulted in great […]

Developing Disruptive Digital Leaders for the Post-Pandemic Era

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach “COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies in the workplace. The containment measures introduced, such as “safe distancing,” have led organizations to expand their operations in the virtual, digital sphere. Many leaders have confessed that their organizations were not ready […]

Going Virtual: Presenters Adapt to the New Normal

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.   Business presentations have changed during today’s COVID restrictions. Most, if not all, are taking place virtually on video conferencing platforms such as Zoom®, Microsoft Teams®, WebEx®, GoToMeetings®, and others. Nobody knows exactly when – or if – we will return to making presentations in-person. While many presentation skills […]

New Energy for a Tired Brand

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Brands are like buildings. With the right foundation, ongoing maintenance, and an occasional renovation, both can provide functional value for a long time. The oldest brand in the world is Kongo Gumi, established in 578 AD and family-owned for 1400 years. Dixon Ticonderoga has been making pencils […]

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 […]