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FT.com presents the fourth online executive education course in partnership with IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, featuring Martha Maznevski, professor of organisational behaviour and international management.
FT Business School online: Leading Globally
FT.com presents the fourth instalment in its FT Business School series of online executive education courses conducted in partnership with leading business schools.
The course Leading Globally consists of five video lectures, featuring Martha Maznevski, professor of organisational behaviour and international management at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Lecture topics include how to identify the management challenges which accompany globalisation, how to manage across geographical distances and different cultural styles and how to develop and use business networks.
Part 1 Contents:
1. How to lead globally.
2. Focusing on ambiguity, interdependence, diversity and fast flux.
3. Leading people to manage complexity.
4. Closing thought: Viewers will be able to identify which aspects of global complexity most affect their leadership.
Part 2 Contents:
1. Simple hierarchies and complex networks.
2. The two basic kinds of networks that every leader needs: fishing nets for collecting the right kind of resources and safety nets for risk taking.
3. Closing thought: Do you have the right nets and are you using them correctly?
Part 3 Contents:
1. Performance of homogenous versus diverse teams.
2. Lessons of diversity.
3. Using mapping, bridging and integrating to get high performance out of people.
4. Closting thought: Viewers should be able to apply a toolkit for getting better performance from diversity in their teams.
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Part 4 Contents:
1. Using cultural intelligence to assess the business and cultural differences of an organisation.
2. The three components of cultural intelligence: knowledge, skills and mindfulness.
3. Closing thoughts: Viewers should be able to identify ways to increase their cultural intelligence.
Part 5 Contents:
1. How to work effectively across distances in virtual teams.
2. Face-to-face meetings are required for:
Building relationships with trust and commitment.
Sharing deep level tacit knowledge.
3. Opportunities for virtual teams in global firms.
4. Closing thought: Executives in global firms can lead people effectively so that globalisation brings real opportunities.