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Mr. Vigneswaran Applasamy has been involved in lecturing, research, management, sales and training for more than 14 years in the field of Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing sector, Higher Education, Sales and Marketing. He is a Certified HRDF Trainer. In addition, he has been accredited by Harisson Assessment in Employee Development, completed Emotional Energy Management Trainer Course and attended Gamification and Behavioural Design workshop by Yu-kai Chou.Vigneswaran holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and is a registered member of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

His professional career begun in Singapore as a Sales Engineer and later ventured into the Higher Education sector in Malaysia. He has served as a Vice Principal of a college and moved on to lecture and undertake research in a leading private University where he was noted for his publications in the International IEEE Conferences of Power & Energy and Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications. His articles since have been cited 9 times by other international authors in their respective publications. This was also the period where he ventured into corporate training as an Associate Trainer for Topesh Consultancy and Training Services PLT beginning 2011. He has since worked with a few other training providers.

He has used his industrial and training expertise to develop soft skills programmes with a 20/80 approach; 20% lecture, 80% practical accompanied by a training manual individually customized for each programme. Each sub-section of a programme is incorporated with as many exercises or activity to enhance the practical understanding of participants.

He has since developed over 30 training programmes in the area of Soft-Skills. He’s participants include those from Global Enterprise International Malaysia (A Member of Singtel Group), Galeri Petronas, Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd, Sarawak SEDC, UMW Holdings Bhd, Bintulu Development Authority, KPJ Healthcare, Coway (M) Sdn Bhd, Lim Kok Wing University, Maxis Customer Service Sdn Bhd, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Honda Malaysia, Pos Malaysia Berhad, Maybank Berhad, UEM Group Berhad, UEM Sunrise Berhad to name a few.

His pragmatic approach have been well received by various segments of people, owing to his wide exposure to various industries over the years. He is well known for his highly charged, energetic yet humorous training sessions where he never fails to continuously engage with participants throughout.

Leadership, Management & Coaching Skills

17 - 18 June 2021


Effectively leading a team can be a challenging role which can vary tremendously from organization to organization. The old view of leadership is that leaders are chosen for leadership early on in their lives, and that if you’re not a born leader, there’s little that you can do to become one.

A Leader’s role is making sure the employee and the organization are focused on improving production and reducing waste. It helps the employee or individual set and meet their goals and improves the employee manager relationship. This is key in keeping an organization and employee aligned, which improves performance and productivity.

The Leadership Skills workshop will help participants to master the leadership skills through patience, persistence and hard work, you can be a truly effective leader, just as long as you make the effort needed.

Program Outlines

Module 1: How Leadership Evolved

  • What is Leadership

  • Leadership Characteristics

  • Leadership Principles

  • Leadership through the ages

  • The Great Man

  • The Trait Theory

  • Transformational Leadership

  • Summary

Module 2: Situational Leadership

  • Situational Leadership Model

  • Situational Leadership: Telling

  • Situational Leadership: Selling

  • Situational Leadership: Participating

  • Situational Leadership: Delegating

  • Exercise

Module 3: A Personal Evaluation

  • Kouzes and Posner

  • Kouzes and Posner (Exercise)

  • Personal Assessment

  • Exercise

  • A Personal Inventory

  • Create an Action Plan

Module 4: Modelling the Way

  • The Highest Paid Jobs

  • Quality Thinking

  • Sitting in Solitude Twice a Day

  • Breathing Technique

  • Think on Paper

  • Walk in the Park – 5W1H

  • Be Open to Doing Something Totally Different

Module 5: Inspiring a Shared Vision

  • Choose Your Vision

  • Setting SMART Goals

  • Short-Term & Long Term Goals

  • Emotionalizing and visualizing your goal

  • Visualization – Present, Personal Tense & Action Verb

  • Communicating a Vision

  • Communicate Your Vision (Exercise)

  • Identifying the Benefit for Others

Module 6: Set Objectives & Monitor Performance

  • Part 1: Setting Objectives & Goals

  • Benefits of Having Objectives

  • Hard Versus Soft Objective

  • Characteristic of Ideal Objectives

  • KRA and KPI

  • KRA and KPI Examples

  • Part 2: Continuously Manage Performance

Module 7: How to Motivate

  • State of Flow

  • Apathy

  • Self-Efficacy

  • Effect of Self-Efficacy on Behaviour

  • Optimal Level of Self-Efficacy

  • Views and Thought Patterns

  • How to Change Self-Efficacy

Module 8: How to Give Feedback

  • Feedback Types

  • Feedback Statements (Exercise)

  • 4-Step Feedback

Module 9: How to Encourage

  • Why Don’t We Praise

  • 5-Step Praise

Module 10: Influencing Skill

  • The Art of Persuasion

  • The Principles of Influence

Module 11: Foster Teamwork

  • Some Ideas to Encourage Teamwork (Exercise)

  • Do’s

  • Don’ts

  • Think About

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Who Should Attend

  • Senior Managers

  • Managers

  • Assistant Managers



The workshop is very interactive developed with a 20/80 approach; 20% lecture, 80% practical accompanied by a training manual individually customized for each programme.

After Attending, You Will Return To Your Job

  • Acquire knowledge on transforming oneself as a leader.

  • Learn how to tell, sell, participate and delegate duties amongst subordinates.

  • Developing knowledge on setting expectations and goals as a leader.

  • Identify areas to inspire and lead by example to gain mutual respect.

  • Develop qualities as a leader and negotiator

  • Motivate individuals, reduce apathy and increase their confidence in themselves to achieve more than ever before

  • Deliver your potentially negative message and get a good response

  • Apply a powerful method that lets people to discover other people’s true opinion about themselves

Course Fees

Normal Fee ~ RM 1425 / person

Group Discount (for 3 or more participants) ~ RM 1275/ person

(Incl. 6% Service Tax)

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