On Global Leadership is interested in issues of leadership development and executive education, particularly how corporations and organizations can strategically train leaders to think creatively about how to save money and maximize shareholder value without devaluing the organization as a whole.
Every company or organization depends on the quality of leadership it has, as well as on the development of future leaders and their talents. Leaders at all levels of resilient organizations make an intentional effort to develop themselves and their peers to refine talents and build skills to make a larger contribution to the organization.
The reason for this approach is that an organizational culture, which places a high value on leadership and leadership skills, secures better performance and productivity from its employees. Companies and organizations should intentionally practice and emphasize leadership development.
We have a responsibility to elevate business leaders who will think about how fortunate they are and what their role is in society as members of these powerful organizations.
Our Leadership Development network includes:
Doug has spent his career researching, writing, teaching and advising companies about two topics: organizational development, where he has focused on issues of leadership, organizational culture and corporate social responsibility; and the Chinese economic reforms, where he has focused on the intersection of economic and political forces that lead to successful economic development models. From 2014-19, Guthrie was a Senior Director at Apple, based in Shanghai China, where he led Apple University efforts on leadership and organizational development in China. Prior to joining Apple, from 2010-14, Guthrie was Dean of the George Washington School of Business, Vice President for University China Operations, and Professor of International Business.
Prior to his time at GW, from 1997-2010, Guthrie held faculty positions at NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he was Professor of Management and Director of custom Executive Education, and NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, where he was Professor of Sociology and the Founding Director of the University’s Office of Global Education. He has held visiting Professorships at several business schools, including Kellogg, Harvard, INSEAD, Stanford, Columbia and Emory. He served as Director of the Business Institutions Initiative at the Social Science Research Council (1999-2003) and was Academic Director of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership (2008-11). His research has been recognized by numerous grants and awards.
Guthrie received an AB in East Asian Languages (Chinese literature) from the University of Chicago and MA & PhD degrees in organizational sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Guthrie studied in Taipei, Taiwan, during his undergraduate years and conducted PhD research in Shanghai, China. He has authored and edited numerous books, academic articles, popular articles, and reports on Chinese economic reform, leadership and corporate social responsibility, and economic development in American cities.
David Slocum, Ph.D., is Academic Director and Program Adviser at RARE by Google, where he provides thought leadership and academic support to diverse talent in the creative, design, media, and technology industries. His priorities are to enable and give voice to young and mid-career diverse creative talent through inspiration, skill development, and related learning; to establish and sustain networks of encouragement and material assistance; and, to educate industry, and notably senior leaders and other organizational decision-makers, about the business case for diversity, inclusion, and belonging. David is also a Visiting Professor and Member of the Academic Advisory Board at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership (Steinbeis University, Germany), where he previously served as Faculty Director. David has nearly twenty years of global experience designing and facilitating training programs, and is a certified executive coach, with a focus on leadership, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and business creativity.