Why How to Become a Global Leader?

This course is to facilitate the development of global leaders who admit and encourage diversity; exhibit extensive awareness of multicultural issues; and exercise an emphatic attitude to cultural differences.

Course Profile:

This course aims to examine the development of global leadership competencies. It explains why emotional intelligence is important for business success. Moreover, it analyses the relationship between cultural intelligence and successful business leadership.

 

Course Title How to Become a Global Leader
Learning Outcomes This course aims to provide global leaders with skills that enable them to lead international projects or multicultural teams and to comprehend cultural differences between employees and team members, as well as the manifold business cultures that exist across the world.
Recommended Literature Mendenhall, M. E. et al. (2013). Global Leadership. Research. Practice, and Development. New York: Routledge.Livermore, D. (2010). Leading with Cultural Intelligence. The New Secret to Success. New York: Amacom.Goleman, D. (1999). Emotional Intelligence. Working with Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books.  
Interim Assessment Practical exercises and team work
Final Assessment Presentation of team project
Aim of the Course The aim of this course is to facilitate the development of global leaders who admit and encourage diversity at all levels of the organisation; display ethical commitment to righteousness and the rejection of prejudice; exhibit extensive awareness of multicultural issues; exercise an emphatic attitude to cultural differences; and develop developmental opportunities for their diverse employees.
Course Contents This course analyses examples and cases that contribute to changes in individuals’ thinking or cognitions. It provides patterns and models that develop complex thinking about other cultures; and strengthen the general attitude called world-mindedness as well as knowledge about one’s own culture. It examines critical incidents that lead to changes in individuals’ affective reactions or emotions.
Syllabus
  1. Theories of Leadership
  2. Cultural Intelligence
  3. Emotional Intelligence
  4. Intercultural Competence Across Cultures
  5. Global Leadership Competencies.
  6. Global Leadership Competency Models
  7. Cultural Dimensions
  8. Affective and Cognitive Barriers to Communication
  9. Case Studies
  10. Case studies