Take 5 for Teamwork

By: Saundra Stroope, Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. “For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” – M. Heffernan Conflict is one of those situations that some of us would prefer to avoid. But let’s face, you really can’t live without it. Healthy teamwork and conflict go together. The best team […]

COVID, Your Career & Newton’s Law

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. If you are looking for a unique sobriquet for 2020, the events of this year give you plenty of material. How about calling 2020 The Year of Non Sequiturs? How many times have we found rapidly changing circumstances make an explanation we are giving no longer flow […]

Successfully Managing Remote Workers Requires a Return to Basics

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.   We are eight months into the ramifications of COVID-19’s shelter-in-place and work from home and most business leaders, managers, and supervisors are grappling with “How do I manage a remote workforce to keep everyone engaged?” For many of us who have never managed […]

Personality Type & The Final Flight

By: Saundra Stroope, Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.     Always an avid movie fan, living through a pandemic and quarantine has taken the portion of my leisure time watching movies to an all-time high. This week’s Netflix binge watch was Challenger: The Final Flight. Most of you know the story already. On […]

The Financial Impact of an Effective Company Culture

By: Annette Klososky, Partner & Sr. Leadership Consultant, EDA, Inc. We often believe that cutting costs and maximizing resources will increase your rate of return. However, a further strategy lies in a place that is frequently overlooked: company culture. When calculating ROI, you determine how much revenue an investment produces. The prime investment in your company should be […]

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 […]