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 […]

How Generational Differences in the Workplace Impact Corporate Culture

By: Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Meet Kelly Tran. Kelly is the Founder/CEO of two companies, Appable and vakargo. Kelly is 30 years old and she is the perfect example of how generational differences are impacting workplace culture. I first met Kelly at Coffee Slingers, a creative coffee hangout in the urban renewal […]

Where Do You Start With Leadership Development?

Developing a Strategic Framework for Leadership Development By: Simon Vetter & Jim Moore As leadership development experts, we are often approached by clients who want to develop a leadership initiative for their company, but simply don’t know where to start. Because leadership can mean many different things to different people, they find that once they […]

The CEO & The Board of Directors

Incoming CEOs have a monumental task. They must settle into their new role, define the vision for the organization, communicate that vision with crystal clear precision, align the workforce around the vision, live the organizational values, build a cohesive leadership team, focus on external forces including customers, shareholders, and markets, as well as execute flawlessly […]