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About the Course

Leaders in business and non-profit organizations increasingly work across national borders and in multi-cultural environments. You may work regularly with customers or suppliers abroad, or be part of a globally dispersed cross-functional team, or an expatriate manager on an international assignment. You may be a member of a global online community, or a development aid worker collaborating with an international network of partner organizations. In all of these contexts, your effectiveness as a leader depends on how well you understand and are able to manage individual and collective behaviors in an intercultural context. In this course – together with a team of Bocconi expert faculty and Bocconi alumni – we’ll explore the theory and practice of international and intercultural leadership and organizational behavior. Social science research has revealed systematic ways in which our behavior differs across cultural contexts – enabling us to more effectively work across borders. Insights from psychology, neuroscience, sociology and anthropology, from communication studies and from management scholarship allow us to understand what shapes individual and group decision making, what enhances or weakens team performance, and how we can build and use our social networks. And the shared practical experience of international leaders allows us to identify concrete steps to enhancing intercultural leadership competence, and to be cognizant of common leadership challenges. Learning about organizational behavior provides a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills and to reflect on your own behavioral tendencies. How do you usually make important decisions? What motivates you and how do you try motivating others? How successfully do you leverage and integrate diverse skills and views in a team? Do you prefer professional relationships with a close-knit group of trusted colleagues, or with a far-flung network of acquaintances from all walks of life? If you really want to learn how organizations behave and take decisions and at the same time develop leadership skills, then this is the course for you. We are looking forward to welcoming you and supporting you on this journey of learning and discovery. COURSE SYLLABUS Week 1 - Leadership Acumen. International perspective on leadership, common traps & challenges, and opportunities of intercultural leadership. Week 2 - Navigating Culture. Impact of cultural differences on organizations, decoding culture, culture classifications and stereotyping, developing intercultural intelligence. Week 3 - Communication. Communication and its impact on leadership identity and relationships, managing communication to improve decision making, steps for developing your intercultural communication skills. Week 4 - Motivation. Views on individual motivation, cultural differences in motivation, developing motivation and commitment in teams. Week 5 - Networking. Patterns of interpersonal relationships in/across organizations, strategically developing social networks and social capital, norms for networking across cultures. Week 6 - Conflict. Effective / defective conflict management approaches, dealing with ethical dilemmas. Thanks to the participation of our alumni and of the Bocconi Alumni Association, participants will have practical insights on international leadership. RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND All are welcome! Some prior exposure to basic issues of organizational behavior (communication, decision making, motivation, etc.) is useful, but not required....

Top reviews

AY
Jan 6, 2017

I completed this course while working abroad and I loved it. The course helped be to have a better understanding and respect for different cultures in life and in the work environment.\n\nThank You!

GC
Aug 12, 2018

Very interesting course. Alumni viewpoints, pop-up questions, and interactive dialogues all made the course more engaging. Each video was a good length for informational content and attentiveness.

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By Abhay K

Jun 10, 2019

Excellent course and very nice methodology of rendering the course thorough dialogues instead of monologues.

By Shubhangi C

Dec 6, 2015

very well explained! pronunciation is clear and easy to do quizzes! enjoying every bit of it :) thank you !!

By Samuel T

Oct 7, 2016

Great course, well paced was really helpful to me in understanding the cultures of different organisations.

By Davide L V

Jan 7, 2016

Very useful course, instructor is sharp and well focused, never boring, and full of suggestions.

Thank You!

By Nick G

Dec 27, 2015

Thank You! I enjoyed the course as it provided workable frameworks towards becoming an effective leader.

By Sonam T

Oct 15, 2020

Thank you so much for giving free and fantastic learning experiences. I am very much grateful for that.

By Jorge A S N

Apr 21, 2020

Melhor curso que já fiz na vida! As aulas são espetaculares e estimulam a busca por mais conhecimento .

By Abdelrhman

Feb 26, 2018

It was a fun show, I really benefited from sharing scientific and practical experiences Thanks to all.

By Saverio P

Nov 27, 2019

Excellent and very interesting; could apply many things I learnt in this course to improve my career.

By ashique r a p

Oct 25, 2018

Really useful and helped to know more about the international leadership and organizational behavior.

By Weibing Z

May 27, 2017

It is a very good course. It provide a very useful view and framework to tackle problems and issues.

By Giuseppe A

Dec 27, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity provided. I am happy about the quality of it and of the lecturer too.

By Jan H

Dec 25, 2015

Very good overview of various elements that are essential to manage in an international environment

By Mia S M

Aug 24, 2018

This course provided the frameworks that I needed to take a step forward in leadership. Thank you.

By Obayemi B

Mar 7, 2018

I like the unconventional style of teaching, it makes the course much easier to grasp. Great Work!

By Lorenzo C

Apr 13, 2020

Really a great course to get insights about leadership and how to develop it. Highly recommended!

By Roberto C

Jan 4, 2018

Great course, very well structure and deployed.

Thanks you very much for your effort in making it!

By Daniela M

Feb 16, 2017

Assistant Professor Mr. Franz Wohlgezogen you are the best. Thank you so much for your efforts to

By robinson a a

Oct 1, 2020

excellent exposed in a very dinamic way. all the explanations and topics were easy to understand

By Harshita S

Sep 1, 2020

This course helped me to learn various types of skills of leadership and how we can use them .

By Fabio M

Sep 11, 2017

Practical approach, with case studies and many useful additional material. Nice teaching metho

By Alejandro P F

Aug 20, 2017

Amazing course to learn if you are working or you want to work in a international environment!

By Luiza I

May 25, 2020

Thank you! The course was really inspiring and covered many different aspects of leadership.

By George H

May 30, 2016

Excellent course! Recommended to every one that wants to strengthen its Leadership behavior.

By Sara V

Feb 27, 2017

Very useful training, very well done, organized and very inspiring. I enjoyed every lesson!