• Leadership and Influence Course for Gen Y workers & Junior Managers
  • Youth, The Giant: How to Manage & Develop the Generation Y / Millennials
  • Increase your Managerial Effectiveness: Leadership Course for Managers and Executives
  • Say it Out Loud: How to Develop your Confidence & Public Speaking Skills
  • Work Smart, not Hard: How to boost your Office Productivity to Extreme
  • The Science of Body Language: A Practical Course for Successful Negotiation, Presentation, and Selling
  • Kickstart your Career: A Post-University Career Management Seminar for fresh graduates and entry-level workers

 

Leadership and Influence Course for Gen Y workers & Junior Managers

Key Topics: Youth, Leadership, Career, Management, Millennials, Generation Y
Talk Duration: 1-2 hours / 1-day course / 2-day course

It can never be stressed enough that leadership development is integral in preparing the youth for the “real world”. The future inevitably rests in their leadership—whether it may be in the government or private sector. But what is leadership and how can one develop it at an early age? What is expected of university students, fresh graduates and junior managers when it comes to leadership? What is the difference between a leader and a manager?

This session will discuss key theories and topics on how to develop leadership, especially in the context of the millennial population (aged 18-35 years old). Why is it more challenging to be a leader when you’re young and perhaps emotionally “immature”? How has leadership today evolved from the way it was 20 years ago? Are we lacking effective leadership among the youth today?

At the end of the course, the audience of this session (i.e. the millennials) are expected to realize that true essence of leadership is all about standing back to serve your people, not standing out.

Youth, The Giant: How to Manage & Develop the Gen Y or Millennials

Key Topics: Millennials, Generation Y, Youth, Talent Management, Talent Retention, Leadership Development, People Engagement 
Talk Duration: 1-3 hours / Half-day course / 1-day course

In the next 10 years, the global workforce will soon be dominated by young workers (aged 18-35) who possess a unique set of skills and behaviour that are different vs. the Generation X, the traditionalists and the baby boomers. This session will discuss what motivates and drives millennials to succeed at work, and what keeps them loyal and supportive of a company’s vision despite the competitive lure of other organizations (e.g. start-up’s). Jon will also share empirical studies and case studies about millennial workers. Finally, he will conclude that developing leaders out of Gen Y, a generation known for their lack of emotional maturity and commitment, is a battle that can be won effectively.

This topic is best for managers and HR practitioners looking for insights and techniques in grooming their young direct reports to become better managers and leaders. It is also a good eye-opener for talent recruiters looking for ways on how to position their company to prospective young job-seekers and retain them in the company for the long haul.

Increase your Managerial Effectiveness: Leadership Course for Managers and Executives

Key Topics: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Management, People Engagement,
Talent Management, Influence, Productivity, Authenticity, Power Distance Index
Talk Duration: 1-3 hours / Half-day course / 1-day course / 2-day course

Leadership remains to be an an elusive concept in the management world—difficult to outline but easy to spot when you see it. Is it IQ, EQ, AQ, or more recently CQ, which counts to making a leader successful?  What differentiates a manager from a leader? Jonathan outlines his journey as a leader in various industries and settings (whether it may be a local, a multinational, or an entrepreneurial start-up company) by sharing personal leadership anecdotes, both painful and joyful, in realizing that leadership is not about standing out, but standing back. In this session, Jonathan will share empirical research, case studies, and tools in identifying various leadership styles based on culture and age, and how to apply each style based on your people’s strengths and weaknesses.

This topic is best for organizations looking for ready-to-apply leadership principles, research, and techniques in building an A-class leadership team. The topic may be customized to a young management audience seeking to become future leaders, or to a senior management team looking for the latest trends and practices in the management field. Finally, this session will uncover the ways of improving a KPI that has become increasingly measurable in any organization: people engagement.

Say it Out Loud: How To Develop your Confidence & Public Speaking Skills

Key Topics: Communication, Public Speaking, Body Language, Manner, Audience Engagement, Body Language, Story Telling, Confidence, Influence
Talk Duration: 1-3 hours / Half-day course / 1-day course / 2-day course

The fear of public speaking has always been a critical barrier to most people’s success. In today’s competitive world, clarity and effectivity of communication has become a must-have skill of people looking for success.

This session is a crash course on how to become an effective public speaker through the following topics:

  • What make us afraid to speak in public?
  • Biological and mental research on how to boost your confidence
  • Introductory concepts on Body Language and Choice of Words Strategies and techniques in public speaking: Matter, Manner, Method
  • The Anatomy of an effective speech
  • How to engage your audience
  • Practical addition: sales pitching, delivering presentation, presiding meetings, conducting and participating in the interviews
  • The Magic of Story telling

We will discuss and learn the power of “story telling”, and prove that the most successful people of our times are those who effectively tell “stories” to their customers, their employees, and their stakeholders.

This session is applicable for the young and the old, the employed and yet-to-be-employed, and the passion seekers. Finally, Jonathan will teach various exercises in improving your public speaking skills: JAM sessions, an intro to Parliamentary debate, and extemporaneous public speaking. The objective is to kick-start the audience to becoming effective public speakers—in the hopes that it will help them in achieving success in school, work, or personal life.

Work Smart, Not Hard: Boost your Office Productivity to the Extreme

Key Topics: Productivity, Management, Motivation, Employee Engagement, Time Management
Talk Duration: 1-3 hours / Half-day course / 1-day course

What makes successful people more productive than others? This session will unearth concepts on productivity and examine scientific studies that prove when, what and why are we productive in defined situations. We will examine the productivity routines practiced by successful people and companies through the 80/20 Pareto Rule, The Principle of Triage, The Time Management Matrix, Parkinson’s Law, etc.

We will also examine the theories behind habit formation (is it true that one can form a habit in 21 days?), how can discipline and grit can dramatically change one’s lifestyle, and the ironic upside to quitting.

Finally, this session will share tools used by managers around the world that have aided in boosting productivity such as WIGS/PIGS, The Q12 Gallup Tool, etc. At the end of the session, you are expected to be more practical and inspired in changing your habits into becoming not just a hard, but smart worker.

The Science of Body Language: A Practical Course for Successful Negotiation, Presentation, and Selling

Key Topics: Communication, Body Language, Sales, Negotiation, Non-verbal communication
Talk Duration: 1-3 hours / Half-day course / 1-day course

Body language is arguably the most underrated yet highly critical mode of communication that affects one’s success in conveying a message. Your ability to read cues from one’s body language can help you pitch a presentation well or influence a client to buy your product. While many will dismiss that body language is an abstract and subjective form of communication, it is actually a field in communications that has been highly studied and investigated across cultures through scientific research.

This session shall demonstrate what body language is. You will be exposed to case studies, global and local research, and workshop-exercises that can help you understand how to read people’s non-verbal cues. At the end of the session, you are also expected to have practical knowledge on which right body language to use in winning negotiations, audiences, and customers.

Kickstart your Career: A Post-University Career Management Seminar for fresh graduates and entry-level workers

Key Topics: Youth, Career, University life, Generation Y, Millennials, Success
Talk Duration: 1-3 hours / Half-day course / 1-day course

Finding a career or job after university is a daunting task. It begins with a selection of a university course that may be chosen out of necessity or passion. But finding the “right path” after school is not an easy process. This session seeks to prepare students in their final or penultimate years as they chart their post-university life given their set of career goals. The session will tackle the following questions:

  • Should your university dictate your choice of career?
  • Choosing the right industry, right company, and right career strategy after graduation
  • How to ace your first job interview / How to nail down an outstanding CV
  • Soft skills vs. Hard skills: what matters more after school?
  • Tools and techniques in career advancement