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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Key to Building Successful Global Partnerships

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Are you an equal partner with your customers, planning for long term growth together? Or are the battle lines still drawn in every commercial negotiation as you try to hit sales figures and preserve your margins?  In recent years there has been a noticeable shift amongst large […]

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 […]

Positive Discussions Encourage Creativity

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Throughout the past decade I have worked with IT departments at many Fortune 500 companies. With each company I have encountered depressing stories about unproductive and highly negative interactions that have taken place in their “post implementation review” meetings – known in the IT vernacular as a PIR.   A PIR is conducted at the […]