Learning Agility: How Skilled Are You?

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Like many of you, I jumped headfirst into tackling the many challenges of this year. It was tough, and taxing, with the many intricacies of adapting to rapid changes experienced around the world. One of the thoughts that keeps turning up for me is how much learning […]

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 […]

Learning the Hard Way

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.    Whoever said experience is the best teacher should have paid more attention to the curriculum. Life often gives the test first and the lesson later. Some lessons from experience should be obvious enough to not require taking the test for yourself. Lessons like:  You should pay […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Career Myths Impacting Women’s Career Success

By: Saundra Stroope, Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  It is an important time to celebrate the advancement of women. We have made visible progress in the last few decades. The number of female entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders in corporate leadership roles is growing. However, there are still many challenges women face that are different from their […]

Don’t Crash Your Culture: Survive & Thrive

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc.    This morning I received a call from a long-time friend who does business development for another organization. He sounded stressed, and I soon found out why. He said, “if I don’t put some serious numbers on the board in the next 30 days, I am out of a […]

Uncover Your Hidden Talent

By: Joel Garfinkle, Leadership Development Consultant & C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Every year, organizations invest untold amounts of money in the relentless search for executive talent. Recruitment is big business, and many will tell you reams of tricks and tips for hiring top talent, but what if the talent already works for you? Your current […]

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 […]

Shot At….But Still Flying

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Resilience is making a comeback in our corporate vocabulary. From Angela Duckworth’s best-selling book, Grit, to the U.S. Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, to companies trying to ensure their own cyber survival, resilience is quickly gaining new ground.  Resilience, perseverance, and tenacity were frequent themes during memorial events remembering Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher. Between […]