Borderless Leadership

5 sure signs you work for a great company comes down to these top-notch leadership behaviors

April 18, 2019

Find me a company where people love their work, and I’ll show you those same people willingly and enthusiastically following their leaders to achieve excellence. The correlation is simple: Trusted, human-centered leaders (translation: they lead without fear) equal happy and engaged employees. When you have..

Lonely at the top?

Pharma industry leaders know better than most the importance of balancing long-term demands and short-term results, with the glacial pace of drug development at one end and the impatient call for quarterly results at the other. This tension has been eased by multimillion-pound software systems,..

First-time CEOs appointments are on the rise — are they ready?

April 10, 2019

From Fortune 500 companies to private equity–sponsored startups, CEO turnover is on the rise. According to global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, & Christmas, CEO turnover reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2018, with 129 CEOs leaving their posts in the final month..

The lean workplace: Work fewer hours, communicate less, make no decisions

April 3, 2019

Writers are told by their editors to “kill their darlings,” as William Faulkner famously put it. Artists and designers know “less is more.” Even neuroscientists agree: a new study by Cardiff University has found that the human brain may require fewer initial cells to grow..

The next sign of great leadership: Emotional intelligence

April 2, 2019

“If you don’t understand vulnerability, you cannot manage and lead people. If you’re not showing up vulnerably as a leader, you can’t expect anyone to follow you — period.” – Brené Brown Over the last few years, the business landscape has morphed, forcing companies and..

Women in Leadership: It’s Time to Remove the Roadblocks

March 29, 2019

Last year, I created a virtual “women in leadership training” trash bin. The dismal statistics across all business sectors were irrefutable. The women in leadership dialogues I had embraced (or been subjected to) for my entire professional career were clearly not working. Statistics on women..

Why leadership and innovation cannot exist without each other

March 26, 2019

“Leadership” and “innovation” are two key concepts that are widely discussed within the business community. These discussions often include a definition of both and examples of those who actively demonstrate these concepts, but they do not usually offer specific actions that can be implemented practically..

How can you cure a dysfunctional company culture?

March 22, 2019

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What leaders can do to prepare for disruption

March 21, 2019

That business is being continuously disrupted should not be a surprise to anyone. Disruption is not new. Even before Uber’s disruption of transportation or Netflix’s challenge to traditional entertainment, many giants of industry — BlackBerry and Kodak to name a few — have fallen to..

Transparency: The new leadership super power

March 21, 2019

Over the past few years, we have become accustomed to an extreme level of transparency in our lives. If you want to go shop for a new TV, for example, there are endless comparison sites online where you can compare everything from feature sets to..