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 […]

The CEO’s Role in Developing a Learning Organization

By: Prof. Sattar Bawany Have you actually asked your CEO or senior business leaders to be directly involved in training? Before lamenting the absence of senior management support, be sure that you are being direct and asking them to get involved. Let me share a story that was told by the Head of Learning & […]

Make It Or Break It: Onboarding For Mid-Career Leaders

By: Louise Korver Onboarding is a time for mindfulness. There are few times in mid-career when we can so poignantly come face to face with our values, convictions, and what we think of as “reality” as onboarding in a new role at a new company in the middle of your career. It is a time […]

EDA Gives Back

As 2015 drew to a close each of us at EDA reflected on our many blessings. To our surprise, CEO Bonnie Hagemann also gave us each a priceless gift. As part of the company’s annual charitable giving initiative, this year Bonnie allowed each full-time EDA employee to select up to two charities of our choice […]

Women In Leadership: Close That Gap!

By: Louise Korver There is a daunting amount of research from some of the world’s best thinkers at Bain, Deloitte, McKinsey, and Mercer about the advantages of a diverse leadership team. This blog is not about confirming the need, but about solutions that work. The focus is on a different kind of women’s leadership – […]

Creating a Coaching Culture Towards Development of a High Performance Organization

Leveraging the Power of Managerial Coaching Skills on Organizational Performance By: Prof Sattar Bawany Introduction ‘In the 1950s management thinker Peter Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker” to describe a newly emerging cohort among the white-collar ranks; today most professionals fall into this category. Because they require (and desire) little or no direct supervision and […]

Performance at the Limit: Business Lessons from Formula 1® Motor Racing

Finding ways to create and sustain exceptional levels of performance is a challenge that business leaders face in every organization in all markets. One way this can be addressed is by learning from other industries, in particular ones which distill the essence of how to surpass the competition through consistent, outstanding performance. The size of […]

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 […]