IR/IB 393 - Leading Across Cultures: Principles and Practice

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” —Vince Lombardi

Leadership is about inspiring, mobilizing and enabling people to achieve excellent levels of performance and to get things done in organizations. It starts from self-awareness and effective self-leadership that enable energizing, aligning and result-oriented behaviors.

  • Leadership may be a challenge now as you progress through your academic curriculum striving for personal and professional growth through all the opportunities that university offers you and that you are willing and able to leverage on.
  • Leadership may also become one of your greatest challenges as you progress through your career moving from roles that require your individual contributions to roles that require you to achieve results with and through people.
  • The course Leadership skills will give you the opportunity to challenge yourself with setting up the preconditions for optimal performance to be achieved with and through the people you are working with, it will improve your ability to build and manage constructive relationships and to get to high value added results managing your own and other people’s performance.
  • This course is designed to create an active learning environment in which you will integrate your personal experiences with the exploration of leadership concepts, theory and applied practice and strengthen your abilities to lead, as a colleague who can support leadership behavior in peers, and as one who can, in the future career, promote leadership behavior in supervisors and subordinates.

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International Business
International Relations

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