A Step Up or a Push Out? The CFO’s Choice.

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Google the phrase “CFO Departures” and the headlines aren’t pretty: Shares Shed 7% in Reaction to CFO Departure CFO Abrupt Resignation Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test Company Climbs Following Q2 Sales Update, CFO Departure CFO to Leave After CEO Departure Company Files for Bankruptcy, Announces Departure of […]

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 […]

How to Know when it’s Time to Go

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. What do Jeff Immelt, Travis Kalanick, and Howard Schultz share in common? Besides a healthy net worth, these executives were three of the 919 CEOs in publicly traded North American companies that either resigned, retired, or got fired in 2017—the most movement in the top spot in […]

A Change Happens: Manage it Effectively

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Everyone has heard the phrase, “change is constant”, however, when we are faced with change our first reaction is to cringe or loudly object. Why is that? The reason for the reaction is because change indicates, more often than not, that we are […]

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 […]

How to Manage Your Employees and How to Let Them Go

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. When it comes to leading others whether you have a small team or a large one, you may find that managing performance is difficult and moving people off, excruciating.  As the CEO of a consulting firm, I understand this pain as I face the same issues myself, […]

Lack of Bench Strength

By:  Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. I like basketball.  I’ve always liked it.  I like playing basketball with my kids, and I like watching it both in person and on TV.  My favorite team is the Oklahoma City Thunder.  I like complaining about how Westbrook is hogging the ball and then cheering like […]

Unintentional Gender Bias at the Top of the House: What’s the solution?

By: Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. I once wrote an article for the Human Talent Network called I Wish I Could but I Can’t on how women often hold themselves back from taking the top jobs in large companies.  I stated reasons like these: They just don’t see themselves in the top seat. […]

Developing Global Leaders

By: Louise Korver, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Who has potential for global leadership? In the past, most organizations developed global leadership skills by expatriating or through globally cross-functional teams. That is yesterday’s solution. These types of assignments are for the few, not the many, who are expected to perform effectively in a challenging […]