Breakthrough Training for Leaders

  • Improve personal effectiveness.
  • Encourage team learning.
  • Develop supervisory leadership.
  • Increase managerial competence.

Get tailor-fit live training programs, online courses, and webinars.

Upgrade Leadership Skills

You can help your organization grow by providing leadership training to high-potential employees. You can make learning simple. You can accelerate learning.

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Breakthrough Leadership Workshops

Breakthrough Leadership is a training program for leaders who have the courage to do what they've not done before to achieve great results.

Build Teamwork Skills

Good leaders build champion teams. They ensure that team members work on things they are passionate about using their talents and skills.

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Develop Supervisory Skills

Supervisory training is a specialized learning program designed to help supervisors develop essential skills, discover strategies and techniques, and engage people for high performance.

Speak and Present with Confidence

The ability to speak and present gives you better opportunities for leadership. Develop your public speaking and presentation skills today.

Present to Persuade

How to Give Great Presentations

Persuade is a training program tailor-fit for leaders who desire to deliver presentations that inform, engage, and move people. Learn awesome ways to craft compelling messages and present them with authentic confidence.

MVP Courses

The MVP Courses are the ultimate professional development courses for workplace professionals. Professionals can increase their value a hundredfold. 

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Leadership Training: Develop Breakthrough Leadership Skills

All the leadership training programs you see on this page are transformational courses. The aim of each is to provide a good foundation and to help you develop leadership skills and vital behaviors that bring better results.

To help you design an effective leadership development program, I will:

  • share an overview of the methods and frameworks that I use,
  • identify the crucial leadership skills for 2022 and beyond,
  • answer the common questions about leadership training, and
  • recommend next steps for leaders.
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I can design seminars for leaders. When you have 10 or more employees who need to develop foundational knowledge about leadership or acquire leadership skills, I will help you. Use the contact form to reach me.

Crucial Skills for Leadership Training

To strengthen and evolve leadership, we need to upgrade leadership skills, develop new strategies, and practice new mindsets for growth and innovation.

When developing skills, we consider three areas: attitude, ability, and opportunity.

I will explore each set of skills, then recommend a program we can tailor fit to your company’s needs.

1. Training Skills

You know that people learn best by doing.

And most training programs conducted by managers do not work because they usually resort to data dumping. 

It is not their fault, of course.

Managers are not “trainers” and therefore, they have no other choice but to leave training to HR, the training department, or God-sent external trainers.

Enabling employees is a competence that every manager must master. One effective way of building employees is through classroom training.

But not just any kind of classroom training. You can make your learning faster and better by making your classroom training necessary.

Even if you do not have previous experience in training people, there are tools, templates, and techniques you can use to accelerate your learning.

Learning by Doing: Active Training Techniques for Managers

Learning by Doing is a specialized program for leaders. It is a hands-on workshop. Participants will learn, try, and apply dozens of active learning activities and frameworks. They will also learn how to make their training programs scalable and repeatable.

Training does not have to be painful. Attendees will get deliberate practice in rapid instructional design and excellent facilitation in one day.

Learning by Doing aims to equip leaders with a solid foundation on principles and practices for active learning.

2. Presentation Skills

Presenting to a group of people isn’t as hard as most people imagined. Countless books were written on the subject. Most of these books offer pages of directives on how to present.

You present to inform, inspire, and influence.

It is not about your use of Powerpoint Presentations. It is not about your gestures, facial expressions, and gestures.

I agree that all of these are important.

But the presentation is about human connection. And once you learn how to connect with people, everything follows.

Persuade: How to Give a Pretty Good Presentation

If you are an executive or a manager who needs to present to your teams and customers, you can learn how to inform, influence, and inspire in your presentation. You can learn how to make people buy without you pushing hard for the sale.

Persuade is a communication skills program that can help you present to anyone, anytime, and anywhere.

Master the techniques and skills that have helped many managers communicate their leadership effectively.

If you aspire to the top job, you not only have to know your business— you have to understand how to communicate with everyone else inside and outside the company.

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Effective supervisors make work easy.

I have designed learning sessions for supervisors. In times of crisis, supervisors must step up and upgrade their skills. 

The Step-up Supervisory Skills Courses will bring supervisors’ and managers’ competence and confidence to new levels.

Pick the learning modules you need. Turn supervisors into leaders who can influence employees’ productivity and performance.

3. Leading Change

Initiating change is challenging. People have to go through the process. Managers need more than their ability to motivate people to initiate, lead, and sustain change.

Leading Change: How to Drive Transformation in a Fast-Paced World

Leading change is a specialized training program for managers and supervisors to help them introduce departmental or organizational changes to their employees.

This leadership workshop enables managers to help employees confront change in the organization.

Participants will leave the workshop with confidence that they’ll be able to come up with positive change for the organization.

4. Coaching Skills

Many employees leave companies because of ineffective managers.

Managers must understand that equipping people is their primary job. And they can do it outside of training rooms. They can train employees every day at work.

Coaching to Engage: Create A Productive Team of Engage Employees

Positive Coaching Workshop equips participants to confront difficult situations with confidence, encourage a coaching culture, reinforce positive behaviors, correct harmful behaviors, and coach employees for personal and professional growth.

Positive Coaching Workshop is a hands-on learning experience. Participants will acquire knowledge before the training session. The workshop teaches practical ways to coach employees.

5. Leading Meetings

Meetings that Work will show managers techniques and tools to plan, organize, and conduct effective meetings.   

Most people groan at the thought of attending another meeting!

Why?

Because meetings are often mismanaged—they get off track, are interrupted, take too much time, have unclear agendas, and lack effective leadership.

While most of us spend a great deal of time preparing for the work we do, we spend almost no time learning how to attend or conduct all of the meetings that accompany the process of getting work done.

Successful Meetings: Transform Meetings from Boring to Creative, From Wasteful to Productive

Successful Meetings is a specialized training program designed to train supervisors how to run engaging, productive, and efficient meetings.

Participants will learn how to plan, organize, and conduct productive meetings, including steps to prepare a meeting, develop a plan, encourage participation, handle counterproductive behaviors, and plan action for follow-up.

6. Delegation Skills

Managers often ask, Why don’t my direct reports do what they are supposed to do?

Unfortunately, many managers think employees are just aren’t cut out for the job. So, they do it themselves.

Yet, rather than blaming others, there may be something faulty with the process of delegating assignments.

In delegations that have gone wrong, the delegator usually has omitted one or two critical steps. Clear guidelines on how to delegate effectively can increase success and build confidence for both managers and direct reports.

Delegation Made Easy: How to Develop Employees While Hitting Your Goals

Delegation Made Easy is a training program designed for first-line supervisors and managers who have had experience delegating assignments or responsibilities to their direct reports.

It teaches eight steps that enable supervisors and managers to delegate effectively.

Program participants also assess their attitudes and current practices as delegators and, through experiential activities, explore how to communicate effectively.

7. Customer Service

Happy customers make the business grow. Leaders must be able to equip employees so they can build better relationships with customers. They must make their customers fall in love with them.

Simply Amazing: Simple Ways to Deliver the Most Amazing Customer Service

Simply Amazing is a workshop that encourages and equips participants to serve customers with excellence.

Participants will explore different tools to inspire, train, and enable employees to become customer service excellence champions.

Employees will be able to serve any customers anytime, every day.

8. Stress Management Skills

Stress is a universal and naturally occurring phenomenon in humans.

Recent studies indicate marked increases in stress-related diseases resulting from lifestyles saturated with excessive stress and chronic tension. Burnout, heart attacks, ulcers, decreased productivity, relational problems, depression, loneliness, and cynicism are frequent symptoms of chronic stress that adversely affect us personally, professionally, and physically.

We cannot eliminate stress. But, we can learn to deal with it effectively to maximize our potential.

Stress Resilience: How to Manage and Relieve Stress

Master stress for peak performance — and build a happy and productive workplace. Re-imagine your workplace. Make it a place where people can smile and have fun.

9. Time Management Skills

If you have previously attended a time management training, you must have noticed that the common intention is for you to be able to do more.

In a factory, of course, they want workers to be able to do more. That’s how productivity is defined there.

But for leaders, productivity goes beyond doing twice more. For leaders, often the ability to identify what to do less contributes to productivity.

Yes, you can optimize your results for less time. You don’t need more than 24 hours each day to become an effective leader.

Genius Hour: 80/20 Time Management Skills

The Genius hour is a strategic training program that provides leaders with an effective formula for getting what they want and achieving extraordinary results.

Through interactive activities and tools, you will learn productivity and personal improvement lessons.

You will apply tools that successful individuals use to continually experience breakthroughs in all areas of their lives.

Key Benefits of Leadership Training

If you want to explore the key benefits of leadership training, you can go to 21 Key Benefits of Leadership Training now.

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Make leadership training interactive.

The Influencer Model As A Training Framework

My framework for developing breakthrough leadership skills is the Influencer Model.

When designing learning experiences, I used proven frameworks. Training for leaders needs to be transformational.

The Influencer Change Framework ensures that all training programs you bring to your company are focused, intensive, relevant, and engaging. You will trim it and take out all the BS in training.

Step 1: Clarify Measurable Results

You can create change if you are clear about what you want, why you want it, and when. The formula X to Y by When helps.

An effective result is specific and measurable. It is quantitative, not qualitative. In the past, success measures for leadership training are primarily descriptive. But we can certainly measure increased revenue, improvement of net promoter score, and others.

Step 2: Find Vital Behaviors

Vital behaviors bring extraordinary results. We will find high-leverage behaviors. Leaders will find out what to do and how to do it. They will identify crucial moments that bring the most significant impact.

And we will stick with what works for your people and your organization.

Step 3: Apply Multiple Sources of Influence

The Influencer Change Framework offers six sources of influence. Then, you will apply what works for you. Each source of influence multiplies the others.

That means you’ll go beyond the carrot and stick form of motivation. Instead, you will support leaders achieve their goals while achieving corporate goals.

Design Successful Training for Leaders

The way people learn is evolving fast. The way we train must be one step ahead.

It is very obvious that the methods used in many training programs do not belong to our age. They are the methods used for instructions during the 20th century. Many of these methods will still work for labor-intensive organizations.

But they are less effective in developing leaders.

Learning Experience Design

When it comes to developing leadership skills, experience is a multiplier. Experience is always available. However, not all experiences are great teachers and not everyone learns well from experiences.

This is why you don’t just leave leadership learning to any kind of experience. You will design the experience.

The so-called 70-20-10 notion of learning, though helpful for emphasizing learning by doing, is misleading. Because the 10% for classroom training is also an experience. And we can turn that 10% into 10x. You can make separate experiences multiply each other.

This is why I use Learning Experience Design (LXD). I bring together the best of what I’ve learned from Instructional System Design and User Experience to make training an extraordinary learning experience and an essential tool for business innovation.

Anyone can become a better leader. We only need to choose leadership training programs that fit the leaders we are helping to grow. When leaders improve, everyone around them improves too. This is one of the secrets of 10xed results.

Engaged employees are willing to go above and beyond. They are less like to leave their jobs, as well as the less likely reasons for others to leave their jobs. Practicing inspiring leadership increases engagement among team members.

These leadership training programs are investments in yourself and your development as a leader. They multiply the value of every centavo you’ll invest.

Use Research-Based Sources

In designing leadership programs, I used many sources. I do not have to reinvent the wheel.

I use the Leadership Challenge as a framework for the signature course. I believe that the results of the research of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner will remain relevant for years to come. If used as a framework, I can help organizations personalize leadership training.

The Influencer Model is a syringe. The key is not in teaching the model itself, but in using the model to inject solutions that will increase the ability and motivation of leaders. You can use it too in designing personalized leadership training solutions.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution is useful in executing development programs. The 4DX is a product, and I do not have the license to sell the product. And I do not intend to sell it the way it is packaged precisely because of what I have learned in practice and in research. I use what I learned from the book to help organizations execute their leadership development programs.

I use tools from Design Thinking and User Experience Design. I do not have to be creative from scratch. There are easy-to-use tools that allow me to move from problem space to solution space.

Aside from these sources, I interview practitioners inside the organization. There are times that I needed to interview their customers too. Designing a reliable program requires work.

I consulted dozens of leaders. Many leadership principles will remain, but our practices change.

As a leadership trainer, I do not see myself as the only source of knowledge. I am a curator of knowledge. I design solutions based on available information.

Training in the Philippines

I design online courses these days. Offering online courses provide me with more opportunities to deliver leadership training programs to various audiences all over the world.

However, these days I do 100 percent of my face-to-face leadership training programs in the Philippines.

I have stopped going abroad because of the pandemic. I might do overseas training again in 2024. It is not certain. I am getting older, and I rather spend my time as a tourist when abroad.

Previously, I conducted leadership training programs in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan.

My project for this year is to do a lot of Breakthrough Leadership Workshops. It is a framework that I can customize to align with the values of the Filipinos, achieve organizational goals, and change mindsets. We need to do a lot of Growth Mindset training these days.

Feel free to contact me when you need assistance in capacity building, competency mapping, leadership training, and team building.

Common Questions About Training

Leadership training is a collective term for developmental interventions provided to managers, supervisors, team leaders, and high potential members of organizations. Each leadership training may help learners appreciate leadership principles, apply best practices, improve strategies, and upgrade leadership skills.

Leadership training may be based on a proprietary system, research findings, models, or competencies.

Competencies are a set of skills. Skills enable performance.

Competency-based leadership training provides multi-level and personalized programs or pathways for learners.

You may conduct leadership training via classroom training, workshops, webinars, online courses, coaching, mentoring, and more.
Learning is platform agnostic.

Great organizations offer personalized training programs for leaders.
Instead of providing canned programs, these organizations design leadership training programs around the mindset, competencies, and standards needed to succeed in leadership jobs.

For example, if your company wants to provide first-in-class products and services for the next five years, your company needs to develop leaders who can do that. Your competition also wants to do that. Both of you must prepare your leaders for the future.

The leadership training you provide to team leaders of business units is not the same as the training given to the CEO.

It is tempting to answer in the affirmative. As a leadership trainer, I know why some training providers offer basic leadership training. You only need to do one basic leadership training, then run it a thousand times.

But you must hear the truth.

There is no one-size-fits-all leadership training. 

Canned leadership training programs offered by training providers are not all solutions. Most of them are nice-to-have products but not vital. 

If an organization decides to get canned programs, organizations need to find the products that best fit the leadership development program of leaders at every level.

Leadership training programs change over time. 

Most companies waste time and money by offering excellent leadership training programs during the 20th century. 

The leadership training programs offered 30 years ago no longer apply today. We are in the knowledge economy. Technology change happens in weeks, not in decades.

Some leadership skills like interpersonal skills, creativity, and communication skills will remain relevant. But we need to adjust how we use these skills to new workplace realities.

Many leadership training programs fail because they are canned commodities. Worst, some companies send employees to leadership training without a solid plan to help employees apply their learning. 

They are robbing themselves of the opportunity to convert learning to growth.

If you are a manager of an organization that invests in leadership training, follow this advice: 

  1. Create focused, inspiring, relevant, and engaging learning experiences. 
  2. Target the most critical leadership skills. 
  3. Align training with individual and corporate goals.

Train leaders the right way.

Because of the ever-changing policy on holding public events, I am not yet offering public seminars for leaders. However, if you are looking for effective seminars for leaders, I highly recommend one tailor-fit for your organization.

You can also explore the online courses that we can design for all of your employees.

Resources

I offer you many free resources on this website if you want to learn how to become a breakthrough leader.  

Best Articles to Build Leadership Skills

  • What Leadership Is. Discover the simple first steps you can make to become a breakthrough leader. Embracing a growth mindset is one of them.
  • 17 Qualities of Good Leaders. What kind of leader are you? I listed some leadership characteristics demonstrated by good leaders. Which one is yours?
  • Build A Team. Discover practical ways to help your team succeed.
  • Enable Others to Act. This is one of the five vital behaviors of a breakthrough leader. Leaders who can coach, train, and mentor are enablers.
  • Vital BehaviorsThis article explains the meaning of vital behaviors. You can also find examples and steps to identify the vital few.

To improve your leadership skills and bring the training programs to your company, use the contact form.

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