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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 Masihullah Q

Aug 8, 2020

i have learn a lot I have to say thank you for that.

By Fabio B

Mar 22, 2021

thank you very much! interesting and pleasant route

By Nusret S

Jun 20, 2019

A truly fruitful course that is highly recommended.

By freshta

Oct 24, 2020

its really helpful for me I'm thankful to coursera

By Breanna W

Apr 20, 2020

Great course! Thank you to all that were involved!

By Ioannou G

Jul 3, 2017

Very intersting and usefull course! Thanks a lot!

By Manish K A

Oct 10, 2020

Good course with concept, example and discussion

By Sunakshi S

Jun 10, 2020

Excellent course and teaching way was marvelous!


Jul 8, 2020

Learned a lot. Great Course. Thank you so much.


Sep 21, 2017

excelente curso, muchas gracias por sus aportes

By Laura P

May 18, 2020

good course with examples and good explanation

By Abdullah N

Sep 4, 2017

The journey was pretty much enjoyable indeed!


Mar 31, 2021

learn a lot of facts and was really helpful .

By Lavinder k

Oct 20, 2018

very good plateform for learning every course

By Deepa P

Feb 25, 2021

Enjoyed the course. It was very interesting.

By Mirshod G

May 5, 2020

Amazing course which delivers a great value!

By Balivada v s p

Sep 30, 2018

well defined good examples with explanations


Sep 28, 2020

Awesome Course Material, Awesome Instructor

By Ben D B

Apr 7, 2020

A great mix of theory and practical advice.

By Simone S

Jan 10, 2017

Very good course! Good topics, very useful!

By Hoang T P

Aug 18, 2020

The most useful course I've learned before

By Md. K

Jul 7, 2020

i am really happy to complete this course.

By Daniel C

Feb 19, 2019

Very interesting knowledge in this course


Jul 17, 2020

One of the best course I have ever done.

By Cristina C

May 25, 2020

Curso bastante interactivo e interesante