Leading Across New Borders

As businesses operate in an increasingly global context, the most successful leaders are able to see through the eyes of others and to hear the voices of globally diverse customers and colleagues. Leading Across New Borders features fresh insights based on deep practical experience and new data that identifies the distinctive challenges of leading in a global environment.

Readers will find strategies and tools for working across cultures, leading inclusively, running a matrix team, integrating an acquisition, and making tough ethical choices. The book provides a roadmap to the new leadership paradigm, helping to expand skill sets and create forward momentum.

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A comprehensive, practical and engaging playbook for operating in the new global environment.

— Jeff Rosenthal, CEO, UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education

The authors have captured trends that are moving faster than most of us realize and that is critical for global leaders to know and navigate.

— Terry Hogan, Global Head of Talent & Diversity, Citi

[This book] articulates the critical vectors of the “new normal” in leading and operating globally.

— Eva Boesze, former Head of Global Human Resources, KraussMaffei Group

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.

Christie Caldwell

Christie Caldwell is a Senior Consultant with Aperian Global and previously served as Director of Consulting for the firm’s Asia-Pacific region. Leveraging her global business experience, Christie provides thought leadership and a unique approach to each clients’ specific global talent development needs. Christie conducts research and writes regularly on topics related to globalization, with a particular focus on leadership development for high potentials in fast-growth markets.

Karen Cvitkovich
Senior Consultant

Karen Cvitkovich has worked as an intercultural consultant, facilitator, and coach for almost two decades. As a Senior Consultant with Aperian Global, she has assisted clients in the areas of global leadership, teams, negotiations, diversity & inclusion, change management and post-acquisition integration. Karen has traveled to and worked in more than thirty countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.