Bio - Meena Surie Wilson, Ph.D.
Meena Surie Wilson, Ph.D.
Meena's most recent assignment as Research Director for the CCL-APAC office in Singapore involved starting up a research unit to advance knowledge about leadership development in countries in Asia. Previously, as Interim Managing Director, CCL-Asia, and Director, Asia-Pacific Relations, Meena completed a special assignment to launch the CCL-Asia office in Singapore in July 2003. She worked with an enterprise team to open up the new office, develop networks, and explore alliances with international partners.Meena's research focuses on the power of experience as a catalyst of leadership lessons, and on cross-cultural adaptability as a source of managerial effectiveness. Her book is based on over 100 interviews with senior Indian business executives from eight India-based global companies. Meena's credits include chapters on "Learning from Experience" in The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development (Jossey-Bass, 2010); "Foundations of Responsible Leadership: From Self-Insight to Integrity and Altruism" in Handbook of Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business (Edward Elgar, 2005); "Effective Cross-Cultural Leadership: Tips and Techniques for Developing Capacity" in Crossing Cultures: Insights from Master Teachers (Routledge, 2004); and "Leading Across Cultures: Five Vital Capabilities," which appeared in The Organization of the Future (Jossey-Bass, 1998). Meena is lead author of International Success: Selecting, Developing, and Supporting Expatriate Managers (CCL, 1998) and Managing across Cultures: a Learning Framework (CCL, 1996).
In addition, Meena facilitates feedback and coaching sessions in CCL programs, and designs and delivers workshops and conference modules. She has been on the team of the Center's Design and Evaluation group in Greensboro, North Carolina. This group provides CCL faculty and clients with tools, templates, and best practices that support the design and evaluation of leadership development interventions.
A native of India and a former resident of Alaska, her previous work experiences include educational policy analysis for the state of Alaska, program development for public schools in Anchorage, AK, and project work at the Xavier Labor Relations Institute in Jamshedpur, India.
Meena completed her undergraduate studies at Mills College in Oakland, CA, and holds a M.S. degree from Syracuse University in television-radio journalism and a Ph.D. in adult and organizational development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Managing Across Cultures: A Learning Framework
- International Success: Selecting, Developing, and Supporting Expatriate Managers