Borderless Leadership

Five behaviors you must practice to cross the leadership threshold

April 20, 2017

Leadership is not defined by a title or a position, a record of experience or an accumulation of knowledge. That’s why there are many in positions of power who have great expertise and experience, yet are poor leaders. Leadership is a practice that requires mastery..

How to spot leadership potential in millennials

April 13, 2017

Millennials are some of the sharpest, hardest-working employees out there, and I’m proud that they comprise over half of my team at Vanderbloemen. They are our workforce’s next leaders – and many of them are already successful young leaders. But not all millennials have leadership..

Pivots are for leadership — not just strategy

April 6, 2017

The entrepreneurial journey is not linear – and it’s certainly not easy. Because of this, it’s easy to go the wrong direction, make the wrong decision, or choose a faulty business strategy. Whether you’re a social entrepreneur solving community or social problems or an entrepreneur..

To be an effective leader keep a leadership journal

April 3, 2017

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise..

How to gauge the efficiency of your company leadership

March 28, 2017

Years ago, while managing a manufacturing plant, Steven Blue, author of “American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make it Right.” and current president and CEO of railway safety and productivity firm Miller Ingenuity, was worried about his workers. It was a brutally..

How to retain employees through ‘servant’ leadership

March 22, 2017

The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; and since then, the business world has slowly but surely embraced this concept of empathy in leadership. Over the past few years, we’ve seen top-notch companies like..

Fuel incredible leadership by hacking the experience gap

March 20, 2017

One of the biggest challenges for professionals is gaining the experience they need to land the next position in their career. This mirrors one of the biggest challenges for companies: 56% of executives report that their companies are not ready to meet leadership needs while..

The fundamental differences between leadership and management

March 13, 2017

Visionary leadership combined with great management achieves the best results. Seems obvious right? Then why do so many companies get it wrong, especially during times of needed change? There are fundamental differences between leadership and management that apply to any team or organization, but the..

The most powerful leadership tool you have: Your own example

March 6, 2017

Leadership is tricky. It’s more than the title you hold within your company or how many people you manage, but how far does its definition reach? What is leadership? What makes a leader, and how do you improve your own ability to lead? Plenty of..

Organisational Vitality: Take the survey

March 3, 2017

What would our lives, our work and our businesses look like if we were able to manage vitality in an effective, conscious way – every day of the year? This is the focus of the Borderless Benchmark Study on organizational vitality. Its outcomes will provide..