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 […]

The Coaching Conundrum

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Ask 10 CEOs if their organizations promote a high-performance culture and you will get 10 positive responses. In a highly-competitive global market, no top executive would admit to anything less.   Characteristically, a performance-driven culture provides a plentitude of feedback and coaching that is shared up, down, and across the organization. If companies are so committed to coaching for performance, why do surveys […]

Stop Paving Pathways with Straw

By: Scott Dannemiller, Chief Learning Officer, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  Unless you have been forcibly locked in a doomsday bunker, you have no doubt seen the escalating debates between presidential candidates in the media.  And, as Fall quickly approaches, one familiar sight is making a frequent appearance.  The Straw Man  In critical thinking parlance, the Straw Man Fallacy is one where […]

Being Heard vs. Being Understood

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  How often do you find yourself feeling surprised when a global team member or colleague reacts in an unexpected way to something you say or have asked them to do? Do you find yourself thinking: “They just didn’t get it!”  If this sounds familiar, then I have news for you. […]

Developing the Next Generation of High Potential Leaders

By: Prof. Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach  “It is evident that conventional leadership development practices are no longer adequate. Organizations globally need to incorporate the next-generation leadership competencies in order to address the development needs of their next generation of leaders. Organizations need to incorporate a different form […]

The Importance of White Space

By: Joe Jordan, Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc.  How much does your life resemble a webpage designed by an amateur? Competition, short attention spans, distractions, and the fear people won’t stay on a page compel inexperienced web designers to fill every available inch of screen space with content. Parallel factors push executives to fill their lives in […]

12 Key Components of High-Performance Company Culture

By: Annette Klososky, Partner & Sr. Leadership Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Although it is still often overlooked, organizational culture is today recognized by the world’s most forward-thinking business leaders as essential to success.  Because of its direct correlation to team performance and company revenues, company culture is a crucial concept, and is often referred to as […]