Leadership Across Borders
Leadership Across Borders is intended to develop each student’s personal and leadership effectiveness as it relates to leading self (understanding the practical importance of self-awareness, leveraging strengths, and addressing areas for growth), leading others (appreciating differences, understanding diversity, inspiring and engaging others, and empowering others to do their best thinking and problem-solving), leading teams (facilitating successful outcomes in teams), and leading the organization (with a focus on organizational strategy and culture). This course is designed as a leadership experience by providing a learning environment that is interactive, engaging, and provides opportunities to practice critical leadership and interaction skills. This course, at its heart, is about the people side of the enterprise.
We will explore key leadership competencies and organizational dynamics that are critical for the success of any organization, regardless of industry and whether it be small not-for-profits, start-ups, or medium to large companies. We will explore the challenges and leadership implications of working across borders and embracing diversity. Given that the success of most organizations across the globe is dependent upon leveraging people’s capabilities and collaborating within and across teams, this course will provide numerous opportunities to put these principles into practice. Students will also have the opportunity to explore leadership “presence” by practicing their presentation skills in an intensive day-long workshop.
By the end of this course, students will be ready to:
1. Act as a force for positive change inside any organization and be able to adapt personal strategies in diverse business, social, and market contexts (PLO 7)
3. Integrate into and/or lead multi-cultural teams (PLO 6)
4. Choose from a range of styles to effectively manage relationships with coworkers, bosses, and direct reports (PLO 6)
5. Articulate solutions to business problems orally in a persuasive manner