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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

  1. Deadline 24th of July (Monday) 5pm; submit your work as PDF to wss@warwick.ac.uk
  2. Presentation & report in Week 3
Day 1 Lecture Slides

Readings:

  • Walker, R., & Aritz, J. (2014). Preface.
  • Chamorro-Premuzic & Murphey (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:

  • Define culture in ONE sentence.
  • Have a look at “geert-hofstede.com/national-culture.html” and read through the dimensions
  • Write a reflection of one GOOD and one BAD team work experience by explaining why you regard them as good or bad.
Day 2 Lecture 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.
Tasks:
  • List 3 attributes or behaviours of what constitutes a good “leader” in your opinion. Reflect on what makes you come to that decision.
  • Optional (Handout): Create your personal cultural profile by filling out the “individual level” scale for Hofstede’s dimensions. Use it for personal reflection on how these dimensions may guide your group work expectations.
Day 3 Lecture Slides

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

Readings:

  • Walker, R., & Aritz, J. (2014). Introduction to discursive leadership (Chapter 1), pp. 1-7 (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
Day 4 Lecture 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

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 Lecture 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 Lecture 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 Lecture Slides

Reading:

  • Comfort, J. & Franklin, P. (2014). The mindful international manager (2nd ed). London: Kogan Page.
    Chapter 12: Co-operation (pp. 164-178)
  • Lockwood, L. (2015) Virtual team management: what is causing communication breakdown?, Language and Intercultural Communication, 15(1), 125-140, DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2014.985310