Inclusive Leadership, Global Impact

Authors Dr. Ernest Gundling and Dr. Cheryl Williams demonstrate how global inclusion initiatives can be combined with local insights to develop, retain, and engage valuable employees around the world, mitigate a range of legal and other risks, and position their organizations for a new wave of innovation and growth propelled by a truly inclusive work environment. 

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Chapter 11: Inclusive Leadership Development

“This book should be in the hands of every leader and employee who wants to create an inclusive workplace and achieve better business results.”

— Henrik Wulff, Managing Director, SBR and Head of Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Middle East FZ

Inclusive Leadership, Global Impact provides a thoughtful and holistic approach to the topic of global diversity and comes to us at a time when we sorely need it.”

— Terry Hogan, Former Global Head of Talent Management and Diversity, Citigroup

“I highly recommend this poignant book as a core and practical guide to foster inclusivity, build organizational capabilities, and improve employee performance.”

— Gina Galasso, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at ocV!BE Sports & Entertainment

Inclusive Leadership, Global Impact provides a great perspective that will help develop your Diversity Equity and Inclusion lens globally. The tools on how to become an inclusive leader that are provided in this book are second to none!”

— Tyrone Wise, Associate Director of Student Experience, Haas School of Business; Chairman, Black Staff and Faculty Organization; University of California, Berkeley

What You’ll Take Away


Key insights and actionable behaviors for leaders to help grow organizational inclusion.


Major trends in the inclusion landscape and organizational levers for greater inclusivity.


A global framework to embrace local knowledge and address marginalization around the world.

About the Authors

Ernest Gundling, Ph.D.

Ernest Gundling, Ph.D. is a co-founder and managing partner of Aperian Global. He assists clients in developing strategic global approaches to inclusive leadership, organizational development, and relationships with key business partners. The author of five books – including What is Global Leadership?, Global Diversity and Leading Across New Borders – he has also served for 25 years as a lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Cheryl Williams, Ph.D.

Cheryl Williams, Ph.D. is a highly regarded subject matter expert on global workforce inclusion, diversity matters, cultural competency and leadership across boundaries. She spent over twenty-five years in leadership roles in the entertainment and high technology industries where she managed employee education and training, recruitment, staffing, internal communications, employee relations, and community relations. Dr. Williams is a Professor at Concordia University, Irvine, California.