Is the glass ceiling a mindset issue?

By:  Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Contrary to what you may have heard, the fabled glass ceiling that holds women back from top jobs – is still alive and well. A recent Harvard Law Review report noted that, although there has been progress in both the public and private sectors across the […]

Are you “so over change” right now?

By: Patrick Hollingworth, Sr. Consultant & Leadership Speaker, Executive Development Associates Are you “so over change right now”? If you are, then instead of watching something crummy on TV tonight, read this instead – it’s really important! In previous posts, I’ve presented the case that the world in which we’re living is becoming increasingly volatile, […]

Breaking Through Groupthink with Simple Questions

By: Lou Quinto, Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. How many times have you been in a meeting and have been afraid to say something because you believed it went against what the group was thinking? Or, worse yet, nobody in the meeting spoke up because everyone believed it’s not what the […]

Stand: An Essay on Character

By: Louise Korver, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Are you ready to take a stand? A recent edition of the WSJ Business & Finance Section contained eight articles about the policy-level, global implications of deceit and reputational risk at some of the world’s most renowned brands and firms. And that didn’t include the cover […]

When Play Makes Good Work

By: Rose Cartolari, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. It’s obvious that play outside of work  ̶  through sports, games, family activities, and community functions – is essential. What is less obvious is our need to play at work, as we work. Playing as we work can energize us, help create stronger bonds with others, […]

The Impact of Leadership & Culture on Productivity

By: Sattar Bawany, Managing Director, EDA Asia Pacific & C-Suite Master Executive Coach In recent years, many well-known companies have either disappeared or were taken over. Leadership or rather the lack thereof is believed to be one of the contributing factors to their turmoil. Hence, it proves that capable leadership is a critical element in […]

Mastering Cross-Cultural Communication

By: Maya Hu-Chan, C-Suite Coach, Executive Development Associates, Inc. How do you master cross-cultural communication when “yes” really means “no”? A trick question, right? I’m afraid not. This is a real issue for global business leaders and, every day, there are communication breakdowns occurring across the world as different cultural norms conspire to confuse and […]

What will your approach to VUCA be?

By: Patrick Hollingworth, Sr. Consultant & Leadership Speaker, Executive Development Associates, Inc. Rather than might is right, think light is right. As you’ll see, I’m slowly building a case for a new way of doing things. In a nutshell, it goes something like this: The new landscape for ourselves and our organizations is volatile, uncertain, […]

Turn Stress into a Crucial Business Advantage

By: Simon Vetter, Sr. Consultant, Executive Development Associates, Inc. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye, Psychologist With the constant challenge of balancing our personal and professional lives, stress has become a familiar companion. According to the American Institute of Stress, 33% of Americans experience what they […]

Top 10 List for Mid-Career Onboarding

By: Louise Korver We have a new lens for mid-career leaders as they onboard. Many executives that endured boredom and less-than-attractive circumstances during the last seven years are eager for change and looking to make a move. Some hold back due to fear of change—but for those who are finally ready to move on, the […]