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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 07, 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 13, 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 Sai K H M

May 11, 2020

Thanks for ur sharing so many knowledge

By Prysiazhniuk T

Sep 16, 2017

Very interesting and successful course.

By Dr. M K

May 24, 2020

Educating, Interesting & enthusiastic!

By Michael B

May 12, 2016

Great Course with high uality content

By Damilola M O

Apr 26, 2018

Insightful is the word. Thank you.

By Bukola. C A

Nov 18, 2017

awesome.....i learnt soooo much...

By Alice P

Jul 26, 2016

Best Course I've taken at Coursera

By Carolina F C V

Sep 30, 2020

I learned a lot from this course.

By Matteo B

Apr 18, 2020

Corso molto bello e interessante.

By Hon K H

Sep 21, 2017

Great Course, excellent teacher!!

By Álvaro M S

May 09, 2017

genial curso y muy buen profesor!

By samrin f

Sep 25, 2020

Very interesting and informative

By Luca G P

Aug 17, 2017

great course!!highly recommended

By Ashmi M J

Sep 22, 2020

provided a clear idea of things

By Kaizine J K

Jul 08, 2020

Very informative and apt course

By jordan r

Aug 17, 2019

Enjoyed it a lot. Would do more

By Colum D

Aug 28, 2016

Brilliant & fascinating course!


Oct 07, 2020

i got good and inovative ideas

By Md.Milon I

Jul 01, 2020

Really Helpful course for me.

By kishor a

Jun 18, 2020

Enjoyed and learned thoroughly

By Асимов В Р

Oct 29, 2019

enjoyed this course, thank you

By Orkhan I

Jul 02, 2017

Excellent simply Excellent !!!

By Travis M

Mar 04, 2018

Excellent and fun Lecturer :)

By Cristian D G

Jan 29, 2018

Really good course, go for it

By Sarah M

Jun 01, 2020

Great professor and content.