We’re very proud of the contributions our thought leaders have made to the field. Aperian Global experts have authored or contributed to the following books which serve as informative reference tools and resources to complement learning programs and events.
Inclusive Leadership: From Awareness to Action
Ernest Gundling, Ph.D. & Cheryl Williams, Ph.D.
Inclusive Leadership: From Awareness to Action is an ebook series that consists of 10 ebooks which are 20-30 pages in length. The series educates leaders on the importance of inclusion for developing and growing successful, innovative organizations.
The series covers pertinent workplace inclusion trends such as: avoiding “bias fatigue,” the importance of psychological safety, and why local knowledge is necessary for any successful inclusion initiative. It covers pressing diversity & inclusion questions including “How can we track and measure inclusion,” and “What practical steps can leaders and employees take to become more inclusive?
Throughout the ebook series, Dr. Gundling and Dr. Williams discuss the business case for inclusion and diversity, while offering key insights and small, actionable behaviors leaders can take on in order to become a more inclusive and effective leader.
Ernest Gundling, Ph.D., Christie Caldwell & Karen Cvitkovich
Leading Across New Borders explores new imperatives that will help global leaders better understand and navigate across cultures, markets, and management differences. This book features direct input from people in critical roles around the world, advice based on deep practical experience, and new data that identifies the distinctive challenges of leading in an environment becoming more thoroughly interdependent every day.
Readers will find strategies and tools for working across cultures, leading inclusively, running a matrix team, integrating an acquisition, and making tough ethical choices. Each chapter challenges established leadership models and shares hard-won expertise in dealing effectively with a changing reality that includes both fast- and slow-growth markets. Leading Across New Borders provides a roadmap to the new leadership paradigm, helping to expand skill sets & create forward momentum. Watch Video
Ernest Gundling, Ph.D., Terry Hogan & Karen Cvitkovich
Many organizations around the world are missing a key point: that global leadership is distinctly different from the leadership skills needed for domestic operations. The global economy requires a new set of leadership skills – imbued with a global mindset, cross-functional and effective across cultures and nationalities – that were not as critical even a decade ago. Readers will be provided with detailed descriptions of each behavior, as well as information on how these behaviors can be applied in the context of leadership development programs, executive coaching, global teams and leader-led action learning. Whether one is leading an entire organization, a business unit, or a geographically dispersed team, this essential guide provides an important resource for developing global leadership talent.
Winning Customers and Engaging Employees within World Markets
Ernest Gundling, Ph.D. & Anita Zanchettin
Mastering global business requires that leaders and managers understand the differences that exist within countries as well as between them. Drawing on the authors’ years of hands-on experience, Global Diversity presents the key cultural variables relevant in 8 major markets: China, Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, UK and the US. The business impact of each unique set of diversity variables is explored and recommendations are provided for developing employees and realizing local market opportunities.
The final chapter provides a six-step approach to developing an effective global diversity strategy. It offers guidelines for formulating and implementing a strategy that takes into account the true variety existing within each country while enabling every employee in a global enterprise to become an engaged and accountable contributor.
Twelve People Skills For Doing Business Across Borders
Ernest Gundling, Ph.D.
For aspiring global managers and organizations developing tomorrow’s leaders, Working GlobeSmart delivers strategies for success on the global stage. Whether you are working in your company’s foreign office or on a virtual team that spans the globe, this field guide can help you discover how competencies for crossing national or cultural boundaries add value to global business.
Rich in examples – from Italy to India, Turkey to Thailand – this book bridges the gap between what we know about business success and what we know about differences in values, abilities, and behavioral characteristics across various cultural dimensions.
This unique GlobeSmart model demonstrates how to develop cultural competencies at the organizational, group, and interpersonal level, highlighting 12 key skills critical for success.
Working GlobeSmart was named one of the top business books of the year.
Global and Culturally Diverse Leaders and Leadership
New Dimensions and Challenges for Business, Education and Society
Jean Lau Chin, Joseph E. Trimble & Joseph E. Garcia
Chapter contributors: Christie Caldwell & Ethan Prizant
Global and Culturally Diverse Leaders and Leadership explores diverse cultural leadership styles and paradigms that are dynamic, complex, globally authentic and culturally competent for the 21st century. An outstanding group of scholars considers how the different world views and lived experiences of leaders influence their leadership styles and offers ways in which various leadership processes can be assessed and cultivated in a culturally sensitive and ecologically valid manner. Christie Caldwell, Aperian Global Senior Consultant and Ethan Prizant, Aperian Global alumnus, contributed a chapter on the leadership transition of Chinese and Indian high potentials in multinational corporations from local leadership to global leadership responsibilities.
How does cultural competency impact medical personnel on a global project? In the book authored by Daniel J. Mollura and Matthew P. Lungren, Radiology in Global Health, Aperian Global’s Christie Caldwell, Senior Consultant, contributes to a chapter providing insight into the importance of cultural intelligence for medical personnel when working on global project teams and international health projects. The chapter illustrates how cultural issues, expectations, and principles can affect the success or failure of a global project. It focuses on the importance of cultural training and the need to develop global competencies. Additionally, the chapter discusses how to approach medical personnel as partners in cultural settings, and addresses the impact of power, status, race, and cultural factors has on international medical partnerships.