NHRD INDIA has collaborated with WSC INDIA to develop LDP . The Leadership Principles is designed to help new and aspiring leaders unleash the potential in themselves and others, and cultivate high-performing teams. Become a more versatile leader who can mobilize others by immersing yourself in real-world leadership challenges, self-assessments, and 360-degree feedback from colleagues and peers.


  • Understand your motivational drivers, emotional intelligence, and communication methods to establish a personal leadership style
  • Apply or adapt your leadership style to meet specific challenges
  • Manage the conditions that drive team performance
  • Coach colleagues and share feedback in ways that enable them to develop and deliver
  • Handle stressful and demanding leadership situations
  • Take charge of your professional development as you navigate the challenges of transitioning from an individual contributor to a leader


The course begins with a two-week prework period in which you’ll be asked to complete a self-assessment and solicit feedback from colleagues, such as managers, peers, and direct reports. The prework will take approximately one hour of your time and roughly 30 minutes for each colleague who participates.

Upon successful completion of the prework—which requires obtaining ratings from at least two colleagues in addition to the self-assessment—you’ll receive a detailed report that provides insight into your emotional intelligence and how you’re perceived by others. Emotional intelligence is a central theme of the Leadership Principles course. By completing the prework, you’ll enhance your knowledge of both the course materials and your personal leadership.

The course content is delivered over a four-week period after the prework concludes. The course also features several videos in which you’ll be presented with scenarios and asked to video record yourself reacting to various leadership challenges. These exercises have been developed to let you step into the shoes of decision-makers, gain insight into your leadership style, practice techniques taught in the course, and—in some cases—share feedback with fellow learners. You can record yourself on a phone, computer, or other video recording device and will be asked to upload the video to the course. You should expect to spend approximately seven to nine hours per week on coursework, which can be completed on your own time while meeting regular deadlines.


Leadership Principles leverages self-assessments, 360° feedback from colleagues, and the perspectives of fellow learners to help participants build greater self-awareness and enhance the versatility of their leadership style and approach. Through multimedia case studies and interviews with experts, participants in this program will experience wide-ranging leadership challenges and develop the skills needed to address different situations capably and authentically.

Learning requirements: In order to earn a Certificate of Completion, participants must thoughtfully complete all modules (Prework and Modules 1-4) by stated deadlines.

Prework: In the first two weeks after the course start date, you’ll complete a self-assessment and ask colleagues, managers, and/or direct reports to rate you on dimensions of emotional and social intelligence. These two components comprise the 360° assessment known as the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI).

Module 1: Taking Charge

Appreciate how the work of leadership is different in supporting, driving, and guiding others See how a leader’s self-perception and mindset must change in order to bring out the best in othersUnderstand the importance of emotional intelligence in transitioning to a leadership positio

EXERCIES : Build a foundation of self-awareness through 360° assessment (Emotional and Social Competency Inventory)Video upload: Record yourself reacting to leadership scenarios

Module 2: Leading Your Team

Learn dashboard indicators of team effectivenessExplore how to manage the conditions that drive team performance through team purpose, composition, processes, and launch

Module 3: Unleashing Potential in Yourself and Others

Understand the dimensions, functions, and drives of your leadership style and how to apply or expand it to meet specific challengesLearn how to motivate and equip your team and unleash each individual’s unique talents

EXERCISE :Explore the internal drivers of your motivations as a leader through the Personal Values Questionnaire self-assessmentVideo upload: Deepen your understanding of how others experience you as a leader through recording yourself and learning from the peer assessment exercise

Module 4: Your Network

Learn techniques for coaching and delivering feedback and how to influence with and without authorityLearn how to leverage strategic, operational, and developmental networks, and explore ways to expand and develop themExplore avenues for managing the stress of leadership

Video upload: Practice giving feedback and coaching, and apply dimensions of leadership style to evaluate effectivenessCreate a diagram of your professional network in order to visualize, reflect on, and better utilize professional relationshipsReflect on what you’ve learned throughout the course, and consider your personal leadership development plan