- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Nicholas Brealey; Reprint edition (July 16, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1904838251
- ISBN-13: 978-1904838258
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #934,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly
While the idea of a global village where people and markets seamlessly commingle is attractive, actually doing business across borders can be tricky. Gundling, an Asia specialist at the management consulting firm Meridian Resources Associates, sets out to light the way for those venturing into international waters. Gundling knows his stuff: the book is dense and detailed, with anecdotes on handling all manner of situations, from dealing with a Turkish subordinate to evaluating a Russian executive. It lacks literary flair, proceeding in an exceedingly workmanlike fashion instead of pulling readers in with rich narratives. It's an invaluable primer, though, in reminding executives that doing business abroad is more about people skills than anything else. Nuanced issues of culture and tradition are often what's behind communication breakdowns, so knowing how to behave and interact in foreign climes is what will launch readers beyond what the author derides as "cruise ship globalism" and help them arrive at a truly global understanding.
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In a world full of leadership advice, Ernest Gundling cuts through the complexity of global leadership issues and provides a model that is understandable and engaging. Any person or organization wrestling with global effectiveness would benefit from this book.―Richard M. Vosburgh, Vice President of Human Resources, Americas Enterprise Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard
What you may not know about conducting yourself in international business would fill a book--this one.―getAbstract
This book aims to equip business executives with maps for navigating the often choppy waters of international business.―Triangle Business Journal
Offers practical, skills-based advice. Provides a road map for developing competence at the organizational, group and interpersonal levels.―Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Managers who understand why these skills are important find partners more likely to respond and work together for beneficial results.―Soundview Executive Book Summaries
In my position at Sumitomo 3M, I was fortunate to work closely with Ernest Gundling to build an effective personal communication style with my Japanese management team and with our employees. The insight and learnings in this book are a valuable resource for executives engaged in international and cross-cultural business leadership.―Jay V. Ihlenfeld, Vice President, Research and Development, 3M
Engaging, thought-provoking. A good read even if you don't work globally. Many of the concepts apply right here at home.―Training
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