Leading@Google: Ernie Gundling

Ernie Gundling spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on June 15, 2011 about his book “What is Global Leadership? 10 Key Behaviors That Define Great Global Leaders.”

About the Author

Dr. Ernest Gundling is a co-founder of Aperian Global, a company with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia that assists clients in achieving their globalization objectives. He currently acts as a senior Asia specialist and President of the company’s operations. Dr. Gundling is also a Lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. His research and consulting work focus on the areas of leadership development, innovation, and high performance teamwork in global enterprises. Dr. Gundling holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He wrote his dissertation on Japanese management training programs; his field research was funded initially by a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright Fellowship. He also received a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Dr. Gundling has been involved with Japanese language, culture, and business for over twenty years, including more than five years’ residence in Japan; he has also worked and traveled extensively elsewhere in Asia, and lived for extended periods in Germany and Mexico. Dr. Gundling formerly worked as the Director of Consulting and Organization Development at Clarke Consulting Group, and is the author of numerous publications, including several books: The 3M Way to Innovation: Balancing People and Profit; Working GlobeSmart: 12 People Skills for Doing Business Across Borders; and Global Diversity: Winning Customers and Engaging Employees within World Markets. A partial list of clients that Dr. Gundling has served includes AT&T, Canon Information Systems, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, Ford, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Honda, Intuit, KLA-Tencor, Kodak, Levi Strauss, Lucent Technologies, Mazda, Motorola, Pitney Bowes, Texas Instruments, and 3M.



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