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1st Edition

Borderless Leadership
Global Skills for Personal and Business Success

ISBN 9781032476179
Published January 21, 2023 by Auerbach Publications
256 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

"Borderless Leadership is a must read for anyone involved in international business. It enables beginners to avoid common pitfalls, and seasoned executives will recognize many of their own mistakes and benefit from the frameworks Dr. Kraljevic provides." — Professor Sibrandes Poppema, President, University of Groningen, Netherlands

"I just cannot stop recommending this book to ever so many people—my academic colleagues, industry colleagues, friends in the government, former students, students, young CEOs of start-ups that I mentor, and my media friends. The book is very special, deep with several gems of ideas, told in absorbing narrative; neither a text book nor a cook book but a candid, sincere, and extremely effective set of real world lessons for so many global citizens. Dr. Kraljevic uses personal examples from across continents, in diverse industry settings. All I can say is this: Go, grab the book on a Thursday night, and you will have a wonderful weekend reading this amazing book." — Professor S. Sadagopan, Director, International Institute of Information Technology of Bangalore, India

"Everything I know about international markets, I owe it to Zlática." — Sue Payne, Former ExxonMobil Area Manager U.S. & Mexico

"As the global village rapidly expands, understanding borderless leadership becomes a prerequisite for international success in this 21st century. Kraljevic brings her vast and unique worldly experiences to open your mind with practical treasures, thoughtful how-to models, and conceptual insights. Find out about the human fractal on your journey to becoming a borderless leader." — Lane Sloan, Former President, Shell Chemical Company, USA 

Studies consistently show that international partnerships between organizations fail to generate expected results at a significant cost. The leading cause behind this failure is lack of trust among people at all levels within organizations. Borderless Leadership explores the disparity that exists between the ways that the West and other cultures conduct business. The book’s premise is that if one cannot control the events or circumstances, one must learn how to control reactions to new environments. Using real-life examples, the book illustrates how to build trust and rapport with business partners across borders and establish relationships that help businesses grow.

The book is about achieving success with and through total strangers as you progress from awareness to understanding and from understanding to acquiring, internalizing, and applying new knowledge so you bring your approach to life up to date. Only then can you transform obstacles into unsuspected opportunities that will have a positive impact on your personal and business success.

Table of Contents

Advance Reviews


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List of Figures and Tables


About This Book

Why This Book?


About the Author


Chapter One: Lost but Not Alone

Chapter Two: The West Is Hyperventilating—Bring Out the Brown Bag!


Chapter Three: They Did What?

Chapter Four: Up, Down, and Sideways


Chapter Five: In Search of the Human Fractal

Chapter Six: First Impressions—Skewed and Backwards


Chapter Seven: Simplicity—A New Way of Life

Chapter Eight: Expect the Unexpected—A New Kind of Leadership


Chapter Nine: Real-Life Anecdotes from a Business Globetrotter

Closing Remarks

Notes and Bibliography


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Dr. Zlática Kraljevic is widely recognized as a leading expert in emerging markets as well as a successful business strategist, tactician, educator, and public speaker. Specializing in risk management related to global operations and strategic expansion, she has worked for over 25 years with senior leaders in Fortune 500 companies and high-ranking officials in foreign governments and academia while covering over 30 countries across six continents.

As an international executive, public speaker, writer, and associate professor, Zlática has inspired thousands of individuals around the world. She has the distinction of being the first female dean at a private university in Saudi Arabia, and the first woman to earn a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona. She is a fellow at the George Mason University School of Law.

An active member of the international community, Zlática received the "2006 World Oil Best Outreach Program Award" for co-creating a volunteer organization of 27 energy companies, professional associations, and educators bringing energy education to K-12 students in the Greater Houston area. She serves on several boards of directors of nonprofit organizations, including the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society. She is a founding member of the Financial Risk Institute and a past director of the Global Energy Management Institute.

For more information about Zlática Kraljevic, visit her web sites at and Write to Zlática at [email protected]