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Main Reading:

  • Walker, R., & Aritz, J. (2014). Leadership talk: A discourse approach to leader emergence. New York: Business Expert Press.

Assignments

Assignment 1: Deadline 23rd of July (Monday) 5pm; submit your work as PDF to wss@warwick.ac.uk

Assignment 2: Group presentation on Friday 3rd August a.m.

DAY 1 INTRODUCTION - ppt slides

Readings:

  • Walker, R., & Aritz, J. (2014). Preface.
  • Chamorro-Premuzic & Murphy (2017). When leaders are hired for talent but fired for not fitting In. Harvard Business Review, Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2017/06/when-leaders-are-hired-for-talent-but-fired-for-not-fitting-in

Tasks:

  • Think about what culture means to you.
  • Have a look at Hofstede's videos on the six dimensions of national culture via the link in the ppt slides.
DAY 2 LECTURE - Culture: Definition and Assessment - ppt slides

Readings:

  • Hofstede, G. (2011). Dimensionalizing cultures: The Hofstede model in context. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 2(1). doi: 10.9707/2307-0919.1014
  • McSweeney, B. (2002). Hofstede’s model of national cultural differences and their consequences: A triumph of faith – a failure of analysis. Human Relations, 55(1), 89-118.
Task:
  • Write down 3 characteristics of a good leader.

DAY 2 SEMINAR - Cultural Values and the Workplace - ppt slides

DAY 3 LECTURE - Cultural values and Leadership (The GLOBE study) - ppt slides

Have a look at: http://globeproject.com/results

Readings:

  • Walker, R., & Aritz, J. (2014). Leadership talk: A discourse approach to leader emergence. New York: Business Expert Press.
    • Chapter 1: Introduction to discursive leadership, pp. 1-7 only (Not: The Language Turn and How It Changes Our Understanding of Leadership)
  • Optional: House, R., & Javidan, M., Hanges, P., & Dorfman, P. (2002). Understanding cultures and implicit leadership theories across the globe: an introduction to project GLOBE. Journal of World Business, 37, 3-10.
  • Optional: https://geert-hofstede.com/organisational-culture.html
  • Optional: http://globeproject.com/study_2014

Task:

  • Think of a group name.

DAY 3 SEMINAR - Leadership and Culture in the Workplace - ppt slides

DAY 4 - Project I: Replicating the GLOBE study / Exploring other concepts of culture re leadership - ppt slides

Task: Collect data

Readings:

  • Gelfand, M. J., et al. (2011). Differences between tight and loose cultures: A 33-nation study. Science, 332, 1100. doi: 10.1126/science.1197754
  • Optional: http://globeproject.com/results
DAY 5 - Project II: Data Analysis & Results Interpretation - ppt slides

Reading:

  • Aktas, M., Gelfand, M. J., & Hanges, P. J. (2016). Cultural tightness–looseness and perceptions of effective leadership. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47(2) 294-309. doi: 10.1177/0022022115606802.
DAY 6 - The Impact of Culture on Teamwork / Introducing Discursive Approaches to Leadership - ppt slides

Reading:

  • Walker, R., & Aritz, J. (2014). Leadership talk: A discourse approach to leader emergence. New York: Business Expert Press.
    • Chapter 1: Introduction to discursive leadership (pp. 7-15 only)
  • Guthey, E., & Jackson, B. (2014). Cross-cultural leadership revisited. In A. Bryman, D. Collinson, K. Grint, M. Uhl-Bien & B. Jackson (Eds.), The Sage handbook of leadership (pp 165-177). Sage Publications.

DAY 7 - Teamwork, Leadership and Gender / Communication Patterns and Styles - ppt slides

Reading:

  • Walker, R., & Aritz, J. (2014). Leadership talk: A discourse approach to leader emergence. New York: Business Expert Press.
    • Chapter 6: Leadership & Gender.
DAY 9 - Project III: Assessment Centre 1: / Exploring Communication Patterns in Team Activities - ppt slides
  • Comfort, J. & Franklin, P. (2014). The mindful international manager (2nd ed). London: Kogan Page.
    • Chapter 12: Co-operation (pp. 164-178)

DAY 10 - Project IV: Leading a Virtual Team / Assessment Centre 2: Observation, Analysis, and Reflection

  • Comfort, J. & Franklin, P. (2014). The mindful international manager (2nd ed). London: Kogan Page.
    • Chapter 11: Conflict (pp. 149-163)
  • Lockwood, L. (2015). Virtual team management: What is causing communication breakdown?, Language and Intercultural Communication, 15(1), 125-140

DAY 11 - Exploring Discursive Leadership - ppt slides

Reading:

  • Walker, R., & Aritz, J. (2014). Leadership talk: A discourse approach to leader emergence. New York: Business Expert Press.
    • Chapter 2 – Introduction to the elements of leadership talk (pp. 17-36).

Day 12 - Analysing leadership communication styles - ppt slides

Reading:

  • Walker, R., & Aritz, J. (2014). Leadership talk: A discourse approach to leader emergence. New York: Business Expert Press.
    • Chapter 3 - Leadership communication styles (pp. 37-53).

Day 13 - Leadership and Feedback - ppt slides

Follow-up Reading:

  • Comfort, J. & Franklin, P. (2014). The mindful international manager (2nd ed). London: Kogan Page.
    • Chapter 8/9: Feedback

Day 14 - Articulating your leadership competencies to an employer - ppt slides

Follow-up Reading:

  • Reissner-Roubicek, S. (2017). Juggling ‘I’s and ‘we’s with ‘he’s and ‘she’s: Negotiating novice professional identities in stories of teamwork told in job interviews. In D. Van de Mieroop and S. Schnurr (Eds.), Identity Struggles: Evidence From Workplaces Around the World. John Benjamins Pub.

Day 15 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS