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Managing Culture as Leaders

Recognise cultural changes in organisations and how to manage them as an international leader.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

If you do not manage culture, it manages you

In this short course, you will have the chance to explore the viewpoints of leaders and how they manage and create cultural change in organisations through different leadership styles.

You will also have the opportunity to describe the culture of an organisation and compare this between different countries, based on the Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness (GLOBE) study and Hofstede’s dimensions of culture.

What topics will you cover?

  • Hofstede’s dimensions of culture
  • The Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness (GLOBE) study
  • Case studies on how culture influences leaders’ responsibilities and methods

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Compare different leadership styles
  • Explore how the themes of leadership and culture are so closely related that they cause organisational culture
  • Explain the leader's role in culture design and management
  • Develop a tactical and practical approach to manage your workplace culture as a leader
  • Describe organisational culture and explain how culture can be a competitive advantage

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those who want to progress into a leadership role in their company or career, and for those looking for leadership skills as part of their continued professional development.

Please note that the individuals listed below in the “Who will you learn with” section may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Alim Abubakre is on the advisory board of London Business School’s Africa Club. He did his doctoral studies on CSR and strategy at Southampton University.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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