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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

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!

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 Nis O

May 12, 2020

It's very helpful course. it gives you insight how to become great leader.

By Florian M

Mar 30, 2018

One of the best I've seen, even compared to physical trainings. Great job!

By Maria C M

Jun 8, 2016

The topics were clearly explained and the course itself is very practical.

By Tiziano F

Dec 28, 2020

Absolutely formative and very iteresting. Thanks Coursera and SDA Bocconi

By Khalaf M I

May 21, 2020

best course for people who are looking to improve their leadership skills

By mahima a

Jul 6, 2017

Amazing course.. in depth knowledge imparted. Outstanding study material.

By Sana H R

Apr 25, 2020

Extremely well-designed course. Highly equipped and very well explained.

By monika k

Jun 21, 2018

Practical and inspiring. Thank you for this great opportunity to learn!

By Yang H

Aug 18, 2017

Thank a lot for Prof.Franz. The course is well-organized and inspiring.

By Ermanno F

Mar 7, 2021

the course was very interesting and also useful for the world of work.

By Berhanu M Z

Jul 24, 2020

I really appreciate the content and the delivery of the entire course.

By Deleted A

Jun 6, 2017

Excellent course, where we also see the limits of the corporate world.

By Kate S

Aug 29, 2019

Highly informative, engaging and occasionally genuinely entertaining.

By Juan C Z C

Sep 9, 2017

This is an important course to understand the international behavior

By Carlo M

May 8, 2020

Really stimulating course. I hope it will help in my future career.

By Haydar A

Apr 16, 2020

Very supportive course and we can apply it for sure on reality live

By Carlos E B S

Mar 4, 2018

Another cutting edge course by Università Bocconi.

Thanks everyone!

By twinkle a

Jun 20, 2020

the course is very informative and the faculty here is very good.

By Buraimo I O

Jun 9, 2020

This site really helped me in developing my leadership skills. 👍


May 15, 2020

I had an Amazing time, exprience and took a lot of learnings away

By Rajesh K

Jul 28, 2020

This course was amazing, I learnt much more through this course

By U A S M

Sep 11, 2020

Have learnt a lot from this course.Very helpful and enjoyable.

By Ivan H

Dec 4, 2019

Very insightful and well structured, helpful expert interviews

By Akanksha s t

Aug 20, 2020

Such an amazing course developed lots of knowledge and skills

By Mohamed S

Jan 25, 2020

Thank you for the great course and the discussion was amazing