Marcello Russo

Marcello Russo
Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Marcello Russo is an assistant Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at the Department of Management at Università degli Studi di Bologna. He is also Co-Director of the Master in Organization & Human Resources. He got a Ph.D. in Management in 2011 from University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy and he was Visiting Scholar nel 2010 at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.  His areas of interest are the examination of individual and organizational factors that can help people balancing their work and nonwork activities;  the management of language diversity in the workplace; the newcomers’ onboarding process.


The People & Leadership course delves deeper into the most relevant topics for the management of people in the company, in a perspective centered around sustainability and positive relationships. Inspired by the principles of the “Positive Organizational Psychology”, the course provides logics tools to enhance human capital, motivation and team management. Also, the most relevant leadership styles are analyzed, highlighting pros and cons in the context of different, wide-ranging daily situations.

The goal is to develop participants’ awareness of their own leadership style and boost some of their key skills to manage processes of change in risk situations with authority. The program is based on experiential learning: Participants alternate meetings which are aimed at doing tasks at different moments to observe their behavior, participants will benefit from the assistance of professionals and managers who have significant experience in leading groups and organizations to excellent results