Chevron Left
Back to International Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Learner Reviews & Feedback for International Leadership and Organizational Behavior by Università Bocconi

4.7
stars
842 ratings
211 reviews

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.

Filter by:

176 - 200 of 207 Reviews for International Leadership and Organizational Behavior

By Matteo U

Feb 06, 2018

Awesome!

By Gargi S

Feb 13, 2018

Good

By Aniket G

Nov 10, 2018

yo

By EL O F

Sep 04, 2017

E

By Subir K G

Aug 10, 2017

N

By Srimannarayana M

Aug 23, 2017

This is very helpful for the new managers who are working in global environment. I could able to understand different concepts. The examples, reference material and interactive sessions with other leaders are useful. Especially the instructor is engaging through

By Ganesh R

Aug 17, 2018

This course emphasis more on general communication problems faced by individuals and organizations in their day to day life. addresses all concepts related to conflicts and resolutions and several communication related issues and how to overcome them.

By Patrick H

Jan 30, 2020

I found this course to be extremely interesting and beneficial, and directly relevant to my current work experience. It helped me reflect on my own processes as a team leader and I have begun planning improvements for the future.

By Su S M

Nov 24, 2015

I am learning a lot from the course about leadership qualities and communication across culture. The slideshow and reading material really helps with digesting and remembering some of the points made in the video.

By IMAD T

Feb 03, 2018

It is very good course I like it and get a high benefit, but I also wish if there were some examples about managing a conflict or encouraging a follower, thank you.

By Maria R

Sep 08, 2019

It was a good quality course. But i didn't feel the interest in practice tasks...Not even once. And I think it because of absence of mentors activity.

By Andrea W

Aug 21, 2019

Gut strukturierter Ablauf;

abwechslungsreich durch Lehr- und Diskussionsabschnitte;

aktuelle Themenbereiche.

Absolut anwendbar im Arbeitsalltag!

By Ines G

Feb 21, 2018

It was very interesting. The talking speed of the lectures is a bit too fast. Not for me to follow, but I´m sure others had issues.

By Maialen P

Nov 24, 2016

it has been a great course! A lot of information about the topic and diverse and interesting videos!

By Maria C F

Apr 06, 2017

It is a very helpful training course for leaders and employees working in different geos.

By Dima A

Dec 05, 2018

high advanced vocabulary and very speak speed for non English speaker, but it is useful.

By Raviteja B

Nov 14, 2018

Nice course..Could be a little more interesting

By Wong C W

Nov 08, 2015

Applicable to real life situation.

By Vinicius G S

Mar 28, 2016

Really well developed. Thanks!

By VISHNU S

Oct 27, 2018

good course better lecture..

By Anthony C A

Aug 13, 2016

Nice course!

By AVANI U

Nov 11, 2018

too good!!

By Francesco D F

Feb 22, 2019

very good

By Jonathan G

Mar 11, 2018

interesting course. But it was hard to tell that it was a business management course and leadership. Although interesting, everybody already knows how to lead a company. You don't need a course for this. I guess this was useful in a way in order to treat your employees more humanely. Too many companies these days are too heartless and moneygrubbing.

By Philipp L

Nov 24, 2016

It is quite interesting, but overall not very content heavy. It is a bit too much workshop style and lacking a bit the academic structure and content.