Over the last three decades, Drs. Morrison and Black have assisted organizations in both formulating and implementing their strategies. They have especially worked with clients on the challenges of leading organizational change, including digital transformation. Often the implementation phase has included significant leadership development initiatives to ensure that the organization had both the right number and quality of leaders to carry out the targeted change.
Together, Drs. Morrison and Black have worked with over 200 multinational companies from the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, and Latin America. The unique combination of rigorous research as professors and real world experience as consultants has led to numerous invitations to deliver keynote speeches at company events,association meetings, and large conferences.
The Team Behind GLI
Dr. J. Stewart Black
As a professor, keynote speaker, consultant, researcher and author for three decades, Dr. J. Stewart Black has worked with a variety of organizations globally on formulating and implementing successful strategies based on cutting edge research and practice. He now puts this experience to work full time as the chief strategy officer in one of the largest multinational law firms in the world--Squire Patton Boggs. He is the author of 20 books, including his newest, Enterprise China (December 2022), Competing for and with Human Capital, The Global Leadership Challenge and It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations, which provide research-based but practical guides to leading in a global world in general and leading strategic change in particular. Other books address a variety of topics including globalization, global leadership, international assignments, leading change, and cross-cultural management. He has published many articles for executives in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and Business Horizons.
Dr. Black has consulted with, conduct seminars for, and delivered keynote speeches for a variety of organizations around the world, including ABB, American Express, BASF, Black & Decker, The Boeing Company, Brunswick, Dofasco Steel, Dow, DuPont, Ernst and Young, ExxonMobil, Federal Express, General Motors, Guidant, Goldman Sachs, Honda, IBM, Jardine, Kawasaki Shipping, The Kellogg Company, Lexmark, Lucent, Motorola, NASA, Nihon Unisys, Nissan, Pfizer, Rio Tinto, Shell, Solar Turbines, Sony, Suncor Energy, Sunkyong, Takeda Pharmaceutical, TDK, TRW.
Dr. Allen Morrison
Dr. Allen J. Morrison is a Professor of Global Management and thought leader on global leadership. From 2015 to 2018, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director General of the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University (ASU). Before joining ASU, Dr. Morrison was a professor of global management and the holder of the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Chair for Responsible Leadership and director of the Global CEO Center at IMD in Lausanne Switzerland. His work at IMD focused on the challenges CEOs face while leading their companies in the global economy. Dr. Morrison has authored or co-authored over 60 articles and case studies, and 13 books including his newest, Enterprise China (December 2022), Sunset in the Land of the Rising Sun, Global Explorers: The Next Generation of Leaders, Competition in Global Industries, and International Management, currently in its 5thedition. His research has been published in a range of journals including Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies.
Dr. Morrison is a popular public speaker and has conducted executive seminars for a wide range of companies around the world, including Lego, Shell, Toshiba, American Express, The World Bank/IFC, NYSE Euronext, IBM, EY, Rio Tinto, Skanska, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Hutchison Port Holdings, Novartis, HSBC, Accenture Consulting, ExxonMobil, KPMG, The Limited Brands, ING Bank, General Motors, General Electric, DSM, Mubadala, Manulife, AT&T, Maple Leaf Foods, Mattel, Bata Shoe, Amcor, the Kellogg Company and PCCW. He has also served on the board of directors of a NASDAQ-listed Chinese technology company.