Rossina Gil is the author of The Corporate Looking Glass: Using Culture for Your Competitive Advantage, available on Amazon. This text is currently being used as one of the required readings for the course Global Foundations, led by Dr. Miriam Lacey at the Graziadio Business School. Gil wittily offers that her name on Dr. Lacey’s syllabus is most probably the only chance she’ll get to be sandwiched between Thomas Friedman and Al Gore. The book is also on the syllabi at California State University Northridge, and at CEFAM, Centre d’Etudes Franco-Américain de Management à Lyon (The Lyon Center for French-American Management Studies).
Gil’s book is written for anyone who is interested in applying the Behavioral Sciences towards understanding themselves, others, and organizations around the world. Based on a corporate global program usually delivered over the course of two full-working days, it is designed for both the fast-paced executive who doesn’t have time to waste, and anyone wishing to peer into the looking glass for comprehension on how systems (i.e. ourselves as individuals and organizations) can deal with change and develop productively. Once one’s cultural values are determined, the process of assimilation and strategy can begin. This is the Competitive Advantage. The reader is kept entertained by the author’s writing voice, testimonials from international executives, and general drollery.
Rossina graduated with a MS in Organization Development from the Graziadio Business School in 2007.