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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 Colum D

Aug 28, 2016

Brilliant & fascinating course!

By Manuela C

Nov 14, 2020

Excellent. Really interesting.


Oct 7, 2020

i got good and inovative ideas

By Md.Milon I

Jun 30, 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 2, 2017

Excellent simply Excellent !!!

By Travis M

Mar 4, 2018

Excellent and fun Lecturer :)

By Cristian D G

Jan 29, 2018

Really good course, go for it

By Sarah M

Jun 1, 2020

Great professor and content.

By Habiba A

May 17, 2020

Perfect course and professor

By Dr S K

Oct 12, 2020

Nice and informative course

By varsha k s

Sep 27, 2020

I really love this platform

By Shahbaz m

Sep 3, 2020

a very well designed course

By Sini E

Aug 6, 2020

It is an informative course


Jul 3, 2020

Thanks for all the support.

By Ferhat M

Jun 7, 2020

Excellent course! Thank you

By Giriraj M

May 1, 2020

Great Insights !

Thank You!

By Viviane R

Sep 3, 2020

Excellent! Thanks for it!

By Nish V

Jul 17, 2020


By Prof. E A

Jan 6, 2021

Great course to go with.

By Tatiana A

Nov 15, 2020

Great course! Thank you!

By Adegboye O E

Jul 13, 2020

It was a lovely journey.

By Tonka I

Jun 2, 2020

Absolutely great course!


Jan 7, 2018

Great course. Thank you.