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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 Marcelo G L

Sep 23, 2017

Another excelent course from Bocconi, very useful for a day-to-day and covers important aspects of leadership behavior.

By Nicola C

Feb 20, 2017

Congratulations! Perfect course: topics, material, videos, explanations, clearness, optional readings and organization!

By Stefano

Jun 06, 2020

Fantastic - very intellectually stimulating in this lockdown of Coronavirus. Well done - highly recommend this coruse.

By Shreya M

Oct 20, 2019

Amazing course with a lot of brainstorming ideas and knowledge which will definitely help in the professional career

By Laimona S

Jun 10, 2020

Very interesting and useful course, great practical and research cases, thank you so much, Prof. Franz Wohlgezogen!

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 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 Amit E

Feb 26, 2018

The instructor communicated the main message in a concise and effective manner. I learned a lot from this course.

By Eduardo A B R

Feb 27, 2017

Grandioso curso, he tomado ya dos cursos de la universidad y me han sido de gran ayuda. Totalmente recomendados.

By Francois E A

Apr 18, 2020

Great course, content-wise but also in terms of delivery (lots of variation making it entertaining). Thank you!

By kelly t

Sep 23, 2016

As someone who is planning a career in an international setting, this was extremely informative and practical.

By rawya

May 25, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this course a lot and felt that I got a lot out of it. It was well-paced and structured.

By Thiru

Feb 07, 2020

Learnt a lot about cross-cultural interactions and organisational behaviour. Will highly recommend to anyone.

By Thomas B

Jul 08, 2016

In my top two courses i've ever taken on courser. It's just keep better and better towards the entire course.

By Monique M

Jun 09, 2020

Awesome presentations and content. The instructor was very relatable and made understanding a little easier.

By Abhay K

Jun 10, 2019

Excellent course and very nice methodology of rendering the course thorough dialogues instead of monologues.

By Shubhangi C

Dec 06, 2015

very well explained! pronunciation is clear and easy to do quizzes! enjoying every bit of it :) thank you !!

By Samuel T

Oct 08, 2016

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

By Davide L V

Jan 07, 2016

Very useful course, instructor is sharp and well focused, never boring, and full of suggestions.

Thank You!

By Nick G

Dec 28, 2015

Thank You! I enjoyed the course as it provided workable frameworks towards becoming an effective leader.

By Sonam T

Oct 15, 2020

Thank you so much for giving free and fantastic learning experiences. I am very much grateful for that.

By Jorge A S N

Apr 21, 2020

Melhor curso que já fiz na vida! As aulas são espetaculares e estimulam a busca por mais conhecimento .

By Abdelrhman

Feb 27, 2018

It was a fun show, I really benefited from sharing scientific and practical experiences Thanks to all.

By Saverio P

Nov 27, 2019

Excellent and very interesting; could apply many things I learnt in this course to improve my career.

By ashique r a p

Oct 25, 2018

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