INT 6230 Leading Across Boundaries
Effective organizational leadership occurs when groups collaborate across boundaries to achieve outcomes that are above and beyond what those groups could achieve on their own. No longer do leaders work only within an intact group in which leaders and followers share a culture, values, and interests. Global leaders must also be able to lead across groups, where a diversity of experience, expertise, and culture intermingle. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to lead successfully across intra-and inter-organizational group boundaries in the global, multi-cultural environment. Students explore leadership styles, principles, and theories; cultural competence required to lead successfully in the global environment; characteristics and challenges of the six boundaries that leaders encounter (vertical, horizontal, stakeholder, demographic, and geographic); and specific strategies for spanning these boundaries in the global context.