Gerald Mount, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: Grand Valley State University


Jerry Mount currently is visiting associate professor of management at Hope College, Holland , MI . His research interest is to further understanding of the role of emotional intelligence in the development of critical organizational capabilities and courageous leadership at all organizational levels. Prior to joining the faculty at GVSU he had more than twenty years experience as a business executive in the international petroleum industry and twelve years as a management consultant. Initially trained as a merchant marine officer his leadership capabilities were developed during twelve years at sea on oceangoing tank ships. He holds an unlimited shipmaster's license.

Jerry's consulting practice specializes in helping executives and organizations achieve their strategic aspirations by building leadership capabilities, emotional intelligence competencies, and creating the framework of management practices needed to stimulate a high performance climate. His work is sound in theory, rigorous in application, yet pragmatic in the context of the relevant business setting. His clients include health care management, logistics management, financial services, the international petroleum and chemical industry, and non-profit groups. He has been a frequent presenter at national and international conferences on emotional intelligence competencies and their role in creating organizational capabilities.

He has a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University , a Masters in Management with emphasis on strategy, international business and organizational behavior (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.


Mount, G.J. (1998). Self-image, Behavior and Competency.  The Manchester Review V3.N2. P.21-29.    







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