Driven by the need to manage the team in complex, international and cross-cultural contexts and spurred by deep-rooted concerns about the ethical conduct of today’s leaders based on chilling examples of corporate and government malfeasance, a new type of genuine and values-based leadership — Authentic Leadership (AL) is emerging.
Authentic Leadership goes beyond the traditional approaches of charismatic and transformational leadership, bringing together the concept of authenticity with positive psychology. Authentic leaders are “individuals who are deeply aware of how they think and behave and are perceived by others as being aware of their own and others’ values/moral perspective, knowledge, and strengths; aware of the context in which they operate; and who are confident, hopeful, optimistic, resilient, and high on moral character” (Avolio, 2010).
Developing AL means become self-aware and form your strengths and attitude toward a positive and authentic approach.
AL is particularly crucial in international cross-cultural contexts where the self-awareness of your values and strengths goes together with the awareness of the others values, tradition and beliefs.
With this course, you will get:
Talents and high potential wishing to embark on a path of managerial growth and innovative leadership, linked to the themes of Positive Psychology and wishing to learn methods to prepare for international contexts.Managers within a process of change that must develop innovative and intercultural approaches.
What is leadership
The antecedent of Authentic Leadership
Developing Authentic Leadership
Building authentic leadership in a cross-cultural context
Do required leadership qualities differ among nations? Managing and leading in different nations by adapting your approach to others leadership styles.
Cross-cultural leadership is not only about differences: the pillar of authenticity
SIMULATION: setting up and lead a cross-cultural team in 4 countries: understanding cultural differences and adapt your leadership approach accordingly.
Embarking on a cross-cultural leadership journey
Note: the course will be held in Italian or English. Tests and documentation will be in English.