Thought Leadership

Online Courses To Help You Build Your Leadership Skills

Leaders aren’t born; they are made. And they are made just like anything else through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal. —Vince Lombardi.


The coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath have not just disrupted lives and businesses but rather every aspect of a business from buying and selling to working remotely. As we slowly move out of this recession caused by the pandemic, leaders globally are thinking of new ways to learn, lead and adapt in the post-covid world. Successful organizations know the secret to their high performance that ultimately falls on the shoulders of good leaders. Therefore, continuing their leadership development will be crucial for weathering the current storm and for any long-term success. We have analyzed and gone through hundreds of courses to pick the top four courses in leadership development online.


Building Leadership Skills

Offered by HEC Paris

Course Fees: Free, without a certificate or ₹5,793 per month on Coursera

Duration: 3 weeks, 2-4 hours/week

Format: Pre-recorded, flexible

Eligibility: None

Course Description: A good leader is confident and in touch with his/her emotions. This course by HEC Paris helps you raise your self-awareness and gain self-confidence to be a better leader.

Key Takeaway: The “Savoir-Relier” leadership is a unique leadership approach that enables you with better team leadership. It gives valuable insights from industry professionals and participants in the HEC Paris leadership programme.

It is ideal for early, mid-career professionals and new leaders.


Harvard Business School Online’s Leadership Principles course

Offered by Harvard Business School Online

Course Fee: $1,750

Batches: March 2021, June 2021, July 2021 (The course has set application deadlines)

Duration: 6 weeks

Format: Live, online

Eligibility: Completion of pre-work and modules listed by the institution

Course Description: The course 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.

Key Takeaway: It will help develop the skills needed to address different situations faced by a leader capably and authentically.

It is ideal for early- and mid-career professionals, new leaders and early-stage or aspiring entrepreneurs.


Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Offered by Harvard Extension School

Course Fee: $1,750

Batches: 4 batches (March 9–12, 2021, June 7–10, 2021, August 23–26, 2021, November 30–December 3, 2021)

Duration: 4 days

Format: Live, Online

Eligibility: None

Course Description: This program is a 2-day intensive course designed to help you gain an honest awareness of yourself and how your behaviour impacts others. It moves beyond the basics to concentrate on using the essentials to build trust, manage difficult situations, build resilience, enhance team performance, and lead for long-term success.

Key Takeaway: Discover how to expand your leadership capacity and create an environment that fosters emotional intelligence.

It is ideal for mid-level managers across industries and functional areas.


Build a High Performing Virtual Team

Offered by Dale Carnegie

Course Fee: $129

Duration: 1 session, 1 hour

Format: Live, online

Eligibility: None

Course Description: This course looks at building a cooperative and productive team remotely when working online.

Key Takeaway: This live online webinar gives you the communication skills to develop and motivate a successful virtual team.

Ideal for early- and mid-career professionals, new leaders working remotely.


These courses are specially handpicked to bring out the best in you to grow and take your team to new heights. In the words of John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”