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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 07, 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 13, 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 Sam A

Dec 03, 2015

Simply Brilliant Very well presented and really engaging. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

By Ernesto N S

Dec 07, 2016

Extraordinary material. The best content of all. Loved it! This is a course that i would do over and over again and never get tired. Wonder full course!

By Alice P

Jul 26, 2016

Best Course I've taken at Coursera

By Juan C Z C

Sep 10, 2017

This is an important course to understand the international behavior

By Samuel T

Oct 08, 2016

Great course, well paced was really helpful to me in understanding the cultures of different organisations.

By 王梦怡

Jan 24, 2016

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

By Skalidis S

Apr 28, 2017

Great course from end to end! Really interesting topics covered. Unlike other management courses on this platform it didn't just touch the surface on topics but also provided concrete examples

By Clemdon S R B

Jan 11, 2017

Excellent course with a great and well learned lecturer. Very practical and theoretical balance. I've learnt a lot!

By Josefin F

Jul 27, 2018

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

By Teressa J

Sep 05, 2018

This course provides great insights into international leadership and organizational behaviour, presenting a number of theories and focusing on the intercultural perspective.

By Job D M G

Sep 11, 2018

Excellent!

By Siyad A E

Oct 19, 2018

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

By Anurag G

Oct 19, 2018

I am extremely grateful to your courses which helped me lot in accomplishing my subject.thanks a lot and keep moving ahead

By Lavinder k

Oct 20, 2018

very good plateform for learning every course

By Saksham S

Oct 24, 2018

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

By Mia S M

Aug 25, 2018

This course provided the frameworks that I needed to take a step forward in leadership. Thank you.

By Ginamarie Z C

Aug 13, 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.

By ashique r a p

Oct 25, 2018

Really useful and helped to know more about the international leadership and organizational behavior.

By Aniket G

Nov 10, 2018

yo

By Balivada v s p

Sep 30, 2018

well defined good examples with explanations

By Prateek s

Oct 04, 2018

Very good

By Adolfo G R

May 13, 2019

Great approach to leadership roles as nowadays is required, useful insights from high level leaders and excellent pace during the course. Congratulations!

By Estefania B

Apr 19, 2019

Best leadership course ever!! I think all leaders should take it, even if you are preparing for future leadership.

By Esmaeel A

May 04, 2019

Great course, there is so many valuable and profound subject which could be crucial to the efficiency in a local and multinational workplace. The instructor is great as well. Glad I took this course. :)

By Kofi A O

Jun 17, 2019

Great course