People are an important resource to any organisation – in many ways, the most important resource. In today’s economy, not only are people expensive assets, human capital has become as important, if not more so, than financial assets and physical capital. Hence, just as financial assets and physical capital have to be effectively managed, attention needs to be paid to the manage- ment and development of human capital. In particular, high potential employees and key personnel should be developed systematically and professionally, and not in a haphazard manner, in order to enhance an organisation’s capability.

People Leadership: Styles and Skills is a programme designed to improve an organisa- tion’s overall productivity through the development of human resources. It aims at improving an organisation’s long- term competitive edge and short-term profitability through helping people achieve their maximum potential. In particular, this programme focuses on manag- ers, team leaders, executives and front-line supervisors who have to work with and develop people- a group of employees critical to the development of human resources in any organisation.

Programme Objective

  • Understand and enhance their personal role and style effectiveness;
  • Adopt a systematic approach to leading people;
  • Enhance their skills in giving instructions, coaching, delegating, managing poor commitment and counselling difficult cases; and
  • Effectively manage or supervise the people with whom they have to work with in diverse situations.


  • Short Lecture
  • Videotapes & Discussion
  • Skills Practice & Role Play
  • Syndicate Exercises
  • Case Studies
  • Instruments/Questionnaires

Highlight of the programme

  • Making notes is part of the learning process and it aids memory retention as well.
  • This workbook is designed to complement the training programme. The workbook contains explanations of the material discussed in class as well as supplemen- tary reading material.
  • The workbook has a wide right margin. This is to allow you, the participant to make notes during the class or as you read the materials.

Who Should Attend?

It is for new entrants into the workforce, existing employees and people who have to manage them. The last group would include directors, senior managers, supervisors and front-line leaders who need to manage and lead people effectively.


Three days