Borderless Leadership

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..

7 traits of inspiring leadership that uplifts

February 27, 2017

In the leadership development work I do with mid- to high-level professionals, we begin by focusing on how to help each individual lead his or her own personal life in more positive and enlivening ways. You can’t lead anything well (including others, projects, growth, or..

Why this leadership model simply cannot be argued with

February 22, 2017

Heart. People. Hard work. That’s the model of the Farmers Restaurant Group (FRG) and it’s paid dividends–but not just monetarily. Consumers are directing their dollars toward businesses with a purpose, whether that purpose is to create a better environment or to grow employees into a..

Why it’s time to give millennials a chance to lead

February 17, 2017

Millennials currently make up the largest portion of the American workforce; therefore, it is critical for companies to understand the needs of these employees. A recent survey conducted by The Execu|Search Group of more than 1,000 job seekers, working professionals, and hiring decision makers found..

How the U.S. Marines encourage service-based leadership

February 13, 2017

Most of us feel that we’re completely stretched to capacity at work and have nothing left to give. But according to a recent Gallup poll, 70% of the workforce is either “actively disengaged” or “not engaged,” meaning there are millions of professionals who have discretionary..

4 leadership challenges to overcome once and for all

February 10, 2017

If there’s one more thing to add to the list of things that will never go away (right next to death and taxes), it’s leadership challenges. The good news about challenges is that they “grow” you. Challenges are full of inherent uncertainty and the beauty..