Gerald J. Mount, Ph.D.

Jerry Mount is a visiting professor of strategy and organizational behavior at Grand Valley State University. He specializes in helping executives and organizations implement their strategies by building leadership capabilities, emotional intelligence competencies, and creating the framework of management practices needed to stimulate a high performance climate. He has more than twenty years experience as a business executive in addition to twelve years as a management consultant. Prior to consulting, he developed a solid foundation of business experience as vice president of technical and international services for the marine transportation subsidiary company of Amoco Corporation. Initially trained as a merchant marine officer, his leadership capabilities were developed during twelve years at sea on ocean going tank ships. He holds an unlimited shipmaster's license.

His consulting expertise includes development of competency-based systems, 360 degree feedback, performance management, executive coaching, leadership and career development practices. His consulting activities have primarily been focused on the role of emotional intelligence in the development of leadership capabilities and helping leaders modify their managerial styles to achieve successful implementation of desired business strategies. His work is sound in theory, rigorous in application yet pragmatic in the context of the relevant business setting. He served as the practice leader for competency modeling in a Fortune 100 corporation, and as the senior consultant to the CEO and business unit executives for the implementation of leadership development practices. He has consulted to clients in health care delivery and management, logistics management, and the international petroleum and chemical industry.

He has a Ph.D. degree in Organization Development from Benedictine University, a Masters in Management (MBA) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Maine Maritime Academy where he was the recipient of the United States Steamship Lines Award for Outstanding Leadership. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, and the American Psychological Association.

Jerry has been a frequent presenter at national and international conferences on competencies and their role in creating organizational capabilities.


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