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Leadership Foundations

edX, Online
4 weeks
149 USD
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Self-paced Online
4 weeks
149 USD
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Self-paced Online
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Course description

Leadership Foundations

It may be true that some are born leaders, but most leaders are born as a product of rigor training and deliberate practice.Effective leadership skills can be learnt. And starting early will hold the key, along with the right kind of learning. This course, therefore, gives a structured approach; tailored to the needs of budding leaders. The endeavor is to build foundational knowledgeto create a worthy journey of unleashing one’s leadership potential; effectively. The skill set learnt in this course will be a key enabler to give form and substance to new leaders.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


  • The professional who assumes the role of a Leader or aspires to take one soon, will benefit from the course.
  • The course targets professionals with work experience of around 2 years.

Training content

  • Transitioning to be a Leader
  • Importance of Starting Early, Starting Right
  • Essential skills to Develop Leadership Capital and Self Exploration
  • Management vis-à-vis Leadership
  • Leading in Different Settings
  • Establishing your Leadership Philosophy
  • Active Conflict Management
  • Emotional Literacy for Leadership
  • Leadership Communication - The Fundamental skill and a Differentiator
  • Enhancing Social Presence for Influence
  • Grooming for Leadership roles
  • Goal setting - SMART, SMARTER and Stretch goals
  • The OKR framework
  • Scripting Objectives and Key Results
  • Initiatives for an Individual Development Plan
  • Leadership Journal – Intention to Attention to Action

Course delivery details

This course is offered through State Bank of India, a partner institute of EdX.

2-3 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$149
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • The Priming forLeadership and the Transition involved
  • Essential skills to develop Leadership Capital
  • Complementing Managing with Leading
  • Key Leadership Styles and building a Leadership Philosophy
  • Expressing yourself as a Leader – Leadership Voice and Presence
  • Goal setting, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
  • Creating an Individual Development Plan with specific Initiatives
  • Introspection to create Impact as a Leader

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