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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 Bruno M

Oct 9, 2020

Class was well structured, great content including the reading list materials! Thank you.

By Saksham S

Oct 24, 2018

I learned so many things about leadership from this course. Thank you soooo much for this.

By Dhiraj K

Jan 30, 2020

This is excllent Course to understand the Challenge and expecatations from the Leadership

By Lolly A G

Jul 21, 2020

Super entertaining and it taught me very useful tactics that I am already using at work.

By Kay F

May 2, 2020

Excellent course, very informative and the speaker has put a really good effort into it.

By Jiratchaya T

Jun 15, 2020

Thanks a lot. This course help me to progree skills and understand about intercultural.

By Josefin F

Jul 27, 2018

I really enjoyed this course, I learned so much and am so grateful for the opportunity.

By Florian Z

Apr 24, 2020

Well done! A lot of interesting and valuable insights for new and experienced leaders.

By Thanat

Apr 6, 2019

This course give you great idea about leadership, start with yourself through others.

By Artur M

Sep 19, 2020

Great course and the greatest instructor. Thank you for such well-prepared lessons!

By Andrea C

Jun 24, 2020

Thank you for all the insightful content shared in this course.

I wish you the best!

By Kishore K T

Apr 26, 2020

Course is relevant for leaders who are working trans-regions and/or trans-cultures.

By Mariana T C

Nov 18, 2020

Excelente curso, muy dinámico, es prácticamente estar ahí recibiendo las lecciones

By Ira K

Jan 25, 2016

Best course ever! Loved the videos, super easy to follow and I have learned A lot!

By 王梦怡

Jan 24, 2016

very cool lecture,learned quite a lot of OB and practices in business environment

By Aulia D

May 23, 2020

Very enjoy in this course. Everything that explain is have good insight for me..

By Bhaumik B

Sep 22, 2019

Highly recommended for professional growing into leadership and management role

By Siyad A E

Oct 19, 2018

Interesting Course! I like the Course contents, video lectures and Assignments!

By Gerry

May 23, 2020

Great material well delivered, very relevant to issues that I face as a leader


Jun 26, 2020

I learned a lot from this course. All scenarios mentioned here are realistic.

By Nusfa L

Mar 29, 2020

It made me so interested. A good learning period with Coursera. All the best!

By Marta K

Nov 15, 2019

An excellent course - clear, legible, encouraging to learn. Recommendable :-)


Nov 18, 2020

very interesting and useful course , that i will start to apply immediately

By Helmi F P

Aug 24, 2020

Very meanighfull and i have a new knowledge about this section of leadership