Borderless Leadership

The mantle of leadership isn’t held only by one pay grade

December 10, 2018

The image of a leader as a hero rallying the troops on to victory is engrained in business. But a new concept of leader as host instead of hero is replacing that old idea and causing corporations in many fields to re-evaluate what it takes..

Survival tips for CEOs at a family-owned business

December 6, 2018

In Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Michael Corleone, having narrowly escaped an assassination attempt, names the mafia family’s loyal No. 2, Tom Hagen, as acting don—or interim non-family CEO, if you will—and Hagen takes the assignment with impressive calm. The organization faced some fairly significant challenges,..

Making leadership last: How long-tenure CEOs stand their ground

December 4, 2018

While CEO pay continued to climb higher in 2018, a separate stat that likewise impacts leaders is less upbeat of late—their tenure. Always a hard job to hang on to, the average tenure of chief executives fell to 5 years, a decline of about a..

CMO to CEO: How to successfully take the leap

November 28, 2018

Taking the leap from CMO to CEO of is certainly not the first time in my life that I’ve made a major career change. However, knowing that this jump would undoubtedly be the biggest to date, I started reflecting on past experiences and skills..

Time has become the enemy of good leadership

November 27, 2018

Normally I have a 10-minute rule. If I am scheduled to have a virtual meeting with someone (telephone, Skype, Zoom, etc.) I’ll give him or her 10 minutes to show up before I move on. It’s not rude; it’s about being protective of my calendar…

China’s dominance shouldn’t shock the West

November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving, celebrated across the United States today, not only offers an opportunity for Americans to fall out anew with family and indulge in some national culinary exceptionalism (sweet potatoes with marshmallows is high on my list of America’s many crimes against the palate). It also..

Leading agile transformation: The new capabilities leaders need to build 21st-century organizations

November 20, 2018

To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform themselves, their teams, and the organization. For many organizations, surviving and thriving in today’s environment depends on making a fundamental transformation to become more agile. Those..

Why leadership stress is all in the mind

November 16, 2018

According to the UK’s Health & Safety Executive, over 500,000 people suffer from work related stress, depression or anxiety, resulting in 12.5 million working days lost every year. Things get worse in high office where depression (in which work-related stress may be a causal factor)..

Jorge Alfonso joins Borderless Leadership Consulting and Executive Search

November 15, 2018

Jorge Alfonso, an international consultant specialized in Life Sciences, has joined the Borderless team. Jorge will use his experience in management consulting and specialty recruitment to place corporate leaders ready to make a meaningful impact. The transition to executive search was brought on my Jorge’s..

5 reasons why leadership is in crisis

November 13, 2018

‘A startling 86% of respondents to the Survey on the Global Agenda agree that we have a leadership crisis in the world today.’ according to the World Economic Forum in 2015. There is an alarmingly weak correspondence between power and competency. Those in power are..