Master of Leadership

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  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • No. of questions: 50
  • Maximum marks: 50, Passing marks: 25 (50%).
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Leading employees is both a science and art. In complex world of today, organizations seek executives with congregation of multiple skills to take the mantle of leaders. Leaders should be able to inspire, empower, and influence individuals and teams. They need to know how to prime themselves to pick up early signals of change—in their business, in their industry, and in their geography.

Vskills certification for leadership skills, assess candidates in various skill areas of leadership. It enables an individual to be effective leader.

Why should one take this certification?

Leadership skills have gained prominence as there is increased need to lead organizations through ever-changing and complex markets and times we are experiencing. The ability to lead effectively is most sought after by employers.

Leadership skills have become the focused area as leaders need to deal with employees, vendors and stakeholder so, as to motivate, enthuse, build respect and achieve organizational objectives.

The goal of the certification is to update, assess and certify you on the key competencies required to function as a leader. The certification is designed to give you a strong understanding of leadership principles and how to apply them in an organization.

Who will benefit from taking this certification?

Gaining knowledge in various facets of leadership, ensures you are ready to handle any challenge. The certification gives you confidence and skills to lead your team to success in your organization. The certificate adds perspective to broaden your horizon effective decision making and leading the team.

The certification presents a comprehensive approach to leadership skills starting from development of personal competencies, managing teams, seeking organizational-wide excellence, transitioning to global business leadership and achieving strategic leadership for the organization.

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1. Personal Competencies for Leadership

Leadership Principles and Types

  • What is Leadership
  • Leadership Style
  • Leadership Theories
  • Recent Development in Leadership Theory
  • Leadership Competencies
  • Wakeful Leadership
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Vigilant Leadership
  • Digital Leadership

Understanding Human Behaviour

  • Integrated Human Behaviour Model
  • Factors Influencing Human Behaviour
  • Self Concept and Self Esteem
  • Managing Stress with Internal Dialogue
  • Self-Assessment

Thinking Competencies

  • Critical Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Existential Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Phronesis

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • EQ Domains
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Regulation
  • Social Skills
  • Improving Perception Competencies
  • Using Self-management and Social Skills
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Emotional Resilience


  • Process of Communication
  • Elements of Communication
  • Effective Communication
  • Barriers to Effective Communication
  • Steps to be an Effective Communicator
  • Why Leaders Need to Communicate

Leadership Development Plan

  • Assessing Yourself and Your Environment
  • Setting Development Goals, Objectives, and Actions
  • Evaluating Personal Leadership Development Plans

2. Team Leader

Team Management

  • Team Building
  • Team Communication
  • Team Socializing
  • Team Culture
  • Team Values and Ethics
  • Accountability
  • Delegation
  • Managing Diversity
  • Team Performance Management

Influence Building

  • Influencing and Persuasion Techniques
  • Influence and Organizational Politics
  • Connect and Influence
  • Influencing Others as a Leader

Motivating Individuals

  • What is Motivation
  • Theories of Motivation
  • Key Strategies of Motivation
  • How to Boost Motivation
  • Motivational Drives

Conflict and Negotiation Management

  • Overview of Conflict
  • Types of Conflict
  • Causes of Conflict
  • Conflict Management Technique
  • Negotiation and Conflict
  • Negotiation Basics
  • Preparing for the Negotiation Process
  • The Seven Basic Steps in Negotiation
  • Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA)
  • Tactics for Negotiation Process

Group Decision Making

  • Group Decision Making Basics
  • Brainstorming
  • Didactic Interaction
  • Nominal Group Thinking
  • Delphi Technique
  • Agile Decision Making

3. Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

  • What is Organizational Leadership
  • Key Components

Organizational Vision

  • Organizational Vision
  • Techniques for Communicating Vision
  • Communicating Vision

Organisation Politics

  • Overview of Organization Politics
  • Political Landscape of an Organization
  • The Political Players
  • Antecedents of Political Behaviour
  • Method of dealing with Organization Politics

Competitive Advantage

  • What is Competitive Advantage
  • Porter’s Strategies for Competitive Advantage
  • Competitive Advantage Factors
  • Competitive Forces and Porter’s Model
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • EFE Matrix (External Factor Evaluation)

Finance and Cost Management

  • Forms of Business Organization
  • Finance Function
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Statements and Analysis
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Investment Decisions and Risk
  • Capital Budgeting Techniques
  • Financial Securities
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Valuation Model
  • Working Capital Management
  • Cost of Debt
  • Cost of Capital
  • Cost Accounting
  • Material Cost
  • Labour Cost
  • Activity Based Costing
  • Job Costing
  • Batch Costing
  • Process Costing
  • Marginal Costing
  • Absorption Costing
  • Standard costing

Marketing Excellence

  • Marketing Types, Management, Orientation and 4P
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Buying Decision Process
  • Marketing Channels
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Consumer Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Forecasting and Demand Measurement
  • Value Delivery
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Plan and Strategies
  • Marketing Productivity and Analytics

Operational Excellence

  • What is Operation Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Process Analysis
  • Capacity Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Management

Project Management

  • Project and Project Management
  • Project Management Approach
  • Project Planning
  • Project Risk
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling Techniques
  • Project Crashing
  • Project Implementation
  • Vendor Management
  • Project Control Tools and Techniques
  • Project Delivery
  • Project Documentation

Quality Management

  • Quality Basics
  • Product vs Service Quality
  • Quality Management
  • Cost of Quality
  • Quality Principles
  • Quality Management Methods
  • Base Lining
  • Benchmarking
  • Value Analysis (VA/NVA)
  • TQM
  • PDCA
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • FMEA
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean
  • Cause-and-Effect Diagram
  • CPM/PERT Chart
  • Control Charts
  • Quality Standards
  • Quality Performance Measurement

Business Continuity and Crisis Management

  • Business Continuity
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Crisis Management
  • Types of crises
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Crisis Management Models and theories

4. Global Business Leadership

Overcoming the Global, Cultural, and Communication Barriers

  • Communication Basics
  • Elements of Communication
  • Effective Communication
  • Leaders Need to Communicate
  • Intercultural Communication Basics
  • Intercultural Communication Theories
  • Intercultural Communication Ethics
  • Intercultural Verbal Communication
  • Intercultural Non-Verbal Communication

International Marketing

  • International Marketing Basics
  • International Marketing Plan
  • International Marketing Research
  • Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning
  • Market Entry and Expansion Strategies
  • Global Competition Analysis
  • International Branding and Packaging
  • Pricing for International Markets
  • Dumping and Countertrade
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Global Promotion
  • International E-Marketing

Global Supply Chain

  • SCM Basics
  • Theory of Constraints
  • International Logistics
  • P’s and R’s of Fulfillment
  • International Commercial Terms (Incoterm)
  • Documentation for Export
  • Transportation Modes and Management
  • Containerisation
  • Sea Transport
  • Airline Transport
  • International Transaction Channels
  • International Distribution Channel
  • Reverse Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Outsourcing

International Finance

  • Why International Finance
  • International Monetary System
  • International Money Market
  • FX Market
  • Currency Futures
  • Currency Option
  • Currency Swaps
  • Long term Financing
  • Short term Financing
  • International Taxation
  • International Asset Pricing and Valuation
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Exchange Rate Forecasting
  • Global Financial Regulation

International Contract Management

  • Contract Law and Basics
  • International Contract Basics
  • The Internationalisation of contract law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • UN - CISG
  • INCOTERMS 2010
  • Contract of Carriage of Goods
  • International Insurance
  • International Payment
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Regional Trade Blocs
  • Anti-Dumping and Countervailing
  • International Commercial Litigation

International Alliances

  • What is an Alliance
  • Need for Alliances
  • Types of Alliances
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Life cycle of an Alliance
  • Alliance Partner Selection
  • Alliance Partner Performance
  • Case Studies
  • Future Alliances Models

Making Decisions in Complex Global Environments

  • Decision and Decision Types
  • Decision Making
  • Decision Making Models
  • Decision Making Process
  • Personal Decision Styles
  • Factors Affecting Decision Making
  • Decision Making Techniques

5. Organizational Behavior

Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

  • Overview of Organizational Behaviour
  • Key Fundamentals of Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Behaviour Model

Organisation Structure & Design

  • Organisation Structure
  • Formal Organisation
  • Work Specialisation
  • Departmental Choices
  • Organisation Design & Employee Behaviour
  • Product and Functional Organisation
  • Matrix Organisation
  • Project Organisation
  • Distribution of Authority

Organisation Culture

  • Overview of Organization Culture
  • Characteristics of Organization Culture
  • Functions of Organisation Culture
  • Liability of Organisation Culture
  • Organisational Socialisation
  • Mentorship

Individual Behaviour

  • Integrated Human Behaviour Model
  • Factors Influencing Individual Behaviour
  • Self Concept & Self Esteem
  • Emotional Intelligence


  • Introduction to Motivation
  • Theories of Motivation
  • Motivation Strategies
  • Importance of Motivation
  • Motivational Drives

Stress & Stress Management

  • Introduction to Stress
  • Stress Manifestation
  • Coping Strategies
  • Sources of Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Organisation approach to Stress Management
  • Stress case study - Scottish Power

Teams in an Organisation

  • Organisational Context for Teams
  • Team Work
  • Life Cycle of Team
  • Norms and Rules in Teams
  • Ingredients for Effective Teams
  • Team Building
  • Types of Team
  • Challenges presented by Teamwork


  • Process of Communication
  • Elements of Communication
  • Effective Communication
  • Barriers to Effective Communication
  • Steps to be an Effective Communicator

Organisation Politics

  • Overview of Organisation Politics
  • Political Landscape of an Organisation
  • The Political Players
  • Antecedents of Political Behaviour
  • Method of dealing with Organization Politics

Conflict and Negotiation

  • Overview of Conflict
  • Types of Conflict
  • Causes of Conflict
  • Conflict Management Technique
  • Negotiation and Conflict


  • Overview of Leadership
  • Leadership Style
  • Leadership Theories
  • Recent Development – Leadership Theory

Change Management

  • Overview of Change Management
  • Managing Change
  • Eight-Step Change Management Process
  • Strategies for Effective Implementation of Change
  • Removing Resistance to Change

Case Studies

  • Overcoming Absenteeism at Unique Schweppes Ltd
  • Organisational Behaviour – Leadership Case Study (Status Consulting)
  • An Overview of Organizational Behaviour - O’Grady Company vs Reece Enterprises
  • Need-Based Perspectives on Motivation - National Home Manufacturers
  • Using Teams in Organization - Teams at Evans RV Wholesale Supply and Distribution Company

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