Are You Ready to Take the Next Step?

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Is your personal brand positioning you for your next job? The perks of some jobs are nothing short of regal. How would you like a no limits salary package, frequent First Class travel to exotic destinations, multiple residences, luxury cars, and guaranteed employment for your lifetime? If […]

Don’t Let “What If” Overshadow “What Is”

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. As the holidays wrap up and a new year approaches, I am trying harder to focus my thoughts on gratitude and kindness. I always feel a need to step back from my daily worrying, fixing, yearning, and striving to change what doesn’t work in my life. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leadership is Knowing How to Ask

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. If there is ever an opportunity to add in an eighth deadly sin, then I am putting my hand up to nominate assumption. In my experience, assumption is already the #1 business sin; the destroyer of deals, the terrorizer of team dynamics – yet it continues […]

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 […]

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, […]

Cognitive Readiness & The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach Digitization has significantly impacted organizations across all sectors and industries. In each case, the impact is a different one which makes it essential for companies to have a good understanding and view of what they face and how digitization will affect their […]

The Two Complex Challenges Confronting Leaders Today

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Everyone wants to earn the big paycheck, but few want to deal with the challenges that C-suite leaders face to earn theirs. In normal times, leaders face typical challenges, including competition, supply and demand, cash flow, lawsuits and the like. But these are not normal times, and […]

Avoiding the Sting of Poor Decisions

By: Scott Dannemiller, Chief Learning Officer, Executive Development Associates, Inc. My 9 year-old son recently asked what he could do to earn some money.  My wife gazed out on the now defunct cement Koi pond in the backyard of our new home and said, “I’ll give you $50 to break up the pond and haul […]