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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 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.

By Nauman A

Dec 1, 2020

One of the best course.

By Dilsha G G

Feb 14, 2021

High & quality content

By Aldo L

May 13, 2020

useful and interesting

By Fabrizio A A U R

Sep 29, 2020

El curso está genial!

By Abdul K K

Jun 27, 2020

MAS-ALLAH Nice course

By Mehak S

Mar 3, 2019

Wonderful experience!


Jul 5, 2020

Very nice course!!!

By Silvia G

Jun 6, 2020

Highly recommended.


Dec 3, 2020

Super interesting!

By Asif A S A A M

Jul 26, 2020

amazing experience

By Dineshwary R

Jun 15, 2020

Thank you! " 🏆 🎉


Nov 6, 2020

A great lecturer!

By Federico F

May 16, 2020

Muy recomendable!

By Faizan A

Jun 7, 2020

very informative

By Guenter H

Dec 11, 2015

Absolutely great

By Suzanna L

Jul 15, 2020

Amazing course!

By Sondos A C

Dec 18, 2016

Easy! Thank you

By Anne M

Oct 25, 2016

Great insights!

By Amos B

Jan 17, 2016

A great Course.

By Marios F

Dec 14, 2020

great course !

By Anthony N S

Sep 9, 2020

Very educative

By Mohammed I

Apr 27, 2020

great learning