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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 geoffeddon

Sep 18, 2017

Really interesting! Although I have had involvement in most of the topics, the instructor put some good points together. Did I learn? Yes.

Thank you

By Farhan v

Aug 15, 2020

This course is very helpful for the students who wants to learn leadership skills and international leadership. This course is very to understand.

By Hansel E

Jun 8, 2020

A very insightful and systematic approach to issues on trans-cultural leadership encompassing both theoretical aspects and practical case studies.

By Νίκος Ζ

Dec 29, 2018

An exciting course that offers knowledge on the subject of Organizational Leadership in the modern business environment. Definitely worth the try!

By IOANNIS A

Nov 1, 2020

It was a very interesting course. I learned many useful things and I recommend it to all people concerning these issues. Thank you very much!!!

By Solomon A

Oct 7, 2020

I am very glad that I took this course, it is very helpful and insightful, thanks to everyone who made this course possible

God richly you all.

By Caterina C

May 12, 2020

I really recommend this course. The contents are very interesting, the teacher is clear, the content is useful and applicable in the real life.

By PRASANN S

Sep 27, 2020

The teaching style of is very impressive . And the thing which i like most is his friendly nature and frankly teaching style.

thankyou so much

By Dr. M B

Dec 24, 2020

Fantastic Program, I recommend to any leader or aspiring leader. One of the best courses I have ever taken. Kudos to the program coordinators

By baris n

Oct 13, 2020

great scope and very well detailed on every single required aspect of international leadership and ob . Huge thanks to all that contributed

By Diego G

Jul 27, 2020

Extremely interesting and helpful to improve leadership skills especially by linking the course with past and present personal experiences.

By Marina S L

Jun 1, 2020

A fantastic course that I have thoroughly enjoyed participating it from start to finish! Thank you very much for all of the many insights.

By Jose T

Mar 8, 2019

Very Good training. Well structured. Documentation slides are also very complete and useful. I recommended all new but also senior leaders

By Nancy C

May 31, 2020

The Professor delivers the course in a very lively and professional manner. He is by far the best professor that teaches online course

By Guan H I O

May 30, 2020

Thank you for the course. It is very useful for my current work in alumni relations, where I need to manage international stakeholders.

By Antonio M

May 22, 2019

Excellent program structure and content provided Also very valid SDA Bocconi alumni's interviews and link to articles and bibliography

By Sehrish F

Oct 7, 2020

This course was very informative and It has covered all the relevant topics of International leadership and organizational Behavior.

By Edward K

May 15, 2020

Well presented with easy to grasp ideas and videos were of very high quality. Well done! Am proud to have taken this course with you

By Sergio S M

Jan 6, 2020

Great course for people starting on leadership and for people currently managing multicultural teams or teams in different countries

By Inna S

Nov 3, 2019

Franz, as well as all alumni and students in the video are fantastic and super professional. Never have doubt to enroll this course!

By Harshitha P R

Jul 9, 2020

This course has helped me analyse and understand where my skills stand compared to the competitive environment of the organisation.

By Shashank S

Jun 24, 2020

Very well put course with Industry relevant knowledge and interactions from some of the Industry leaders. Great interactive course

By CECCHETTI L

Nov 12, 2020

Interesting information, inspiring concepts for motivating leaders to face an international business environment more consciously

By Rob B

Aug 30, 2017

Two weeks into the course and it's already blown me away with how much information is out that and how important this subject is.

By aiena m

Jun 18, 2016

very crisp and beautifully designed and delivered.

The background is inspiring too and the interviews with the alums make it real.