Borderless Leadership

The importance of humility in leadership

September 19, 2017

Rick Warren once said, “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” In leadership, it can be tempting to become enamored with status. However, it is crucial that leaders focus on their staff more than they focus on themselves…

Leadership in our challenging times

September 13, 2017

I often hear that leadership is greatly needed in these challenging times. But what does leadership mean? Is it a matter of personality? Is leadership defined by mission and goals? Are leaders inspirational figures who leave the nuts and bolts to others? The more we..

Outcomes of benchmark study on organizational vitality

September 12, 2017

Big opportunities to boost organizational vitality by focusing on improving cooperation between disciplines, meeting effectiveness and practical and emotional support to middle management. Brussels, September 12, 2017. “Vitality levels” among executives in global companies are disconcertingly low, according to respondents of the 2017 Benchmark Study on..

Be an example — 3 ways to practice true leadership

September 6, 2017

Earlier this year, United Airlines became the subject of multiple controversies due to the way its employees treated customers. Those employees received a lot of criticism, but the real root of the problem goes much higher than United’s workforce. The employees, as it happened, acted..

Ask yourself these 5 questions before deciding on a leadership style

September 4, 2017

First-time managers often ask themselves how to develop a leadership style that suits them: “Who should I model myself after? What kind of leader should I be?” It’s great to think critically about your approach to managing others, particularly when you’re new to it, but..

Inclusive leadership: Just be good to people

August 31, 2017

As Mahatma Gandhi was believed to have said, “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” Exclusivity breeds exclusion, while inclusion fosters belonging and connection. As companies embark to establish, sustain or change their culture, it is paramount to make sure inclusion is..

Why reflective leadership is the key to a successful purpose transformation

August 21, 2017

Perhaps more than any other generation, purpose is what inspires younger generations of workers to engage and put forth their best efforts in the workplace. So whether your organization has committed to a purpose transformation or not, the chances are it is undergoing one anyway,..

For leadership to function properly, your followers need power too

August 14, 2017

Sometimes, leaders bear more responsibility than they want to because they expect to make all of the strategic decisions and take on all of the risks. But this isn’t always necessary, especially when other people down the corporate hierarchy are ready to offer experienced help…

How smart should a leader be?

August 8, 2017

What makes a good leader? While we can talk about the need for a leader to be strong in personality traits such as conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, or openness to experience, one trait that everybody seems to regard as important for a leader is hgh intelligence…

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect

August 2, 2017

The most unique leaders demonstrate some rather unusual behaviors not commonly seen in the corporate world. Is it any wonder they’re so wildly successful? Think about the great entrepreneurs that fuel success and make the business world go around. People like Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos; Jeff..