Frank Gallo and my book
Frank Gallo’s comments as shown on the back cover:
“Gilbert has written the book we all wish we could write. It offers a very concise description of the world’s economic, environmental, social and governmental problems but, more importantly, it tells us what we can do about them now, before it is too late. The book is jam packed with interesting data, much of which is from China – the new epicenter of toxic capitalism. Although it can be used as a great reference, it is not merely an academic tome. It has an armchair feel and is a terrific read. Bravo!
Frank T. Gallo, Ph.D., Chief Leadership Consultant, Aon Hewitt Greater China, and the author of Business Leadership in China.”
Frank Gallo, author
I know Frank since several years and he is a well known writer and expert in China, so I was (pleasantly) surprised by his comments.
He might not remember, but I was at one of his book presentations organized by AMCHAM, on 16 October 2008. Over 40 AmCham-China members attended the luncheon at the Westin Chaoyang. Frank discussed his new book “Business Leadership in China” also shed light on similarities between Western and Chinese leadership practices. He talked about the importance of understanding China’s unique leadership competencies. He believes that generally those wanting to achieve success in the Chinese business environment should observe and follow the approaches taken by their Chinese colleagues.
More about Frank:
Frank T. Gallo, Ph.D. is the founder and president of Calypso Consulting, a firm dedicated to improving the level of leadership in China. He currently serves as the Chief Advisor to JPI Search in Beijing and is the Chief Leadership Consultant, Greater China for Aon Hewitt. He is one of the foremost executive coaches in China. With over 30 years of management and human resources experience, he works with both Chinese and Western executives helping them to be successful leaders in China. Frank has lived in China for eleven years and is the retired president of Watson Wyatt China.
Frank is the author of the highly acclaimed “Business Leadership in China: How to Blend Best Western Practice with Chinese Wisdom, Revised Edition” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010) and the Chinese language version, 中国商业领导力, (PHEI, 2011).
His new book, Chinese Professional-Western Culture will be published by PHEI in late 2012. He writes a monthly column on HR for CHO-Zhaopin Magazine in China and is also a regular contributor to Forbes China and Harvard Business Review China. From 2003 to 2007 he was the Chair of the HR Forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. He is currently the Chair, Emeritus.
Frank holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Hofstra University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Center for Applied Social Science at Boston University.