Achieving the Psychological Advantage in Leadership

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


Achieving authentic leadership in life that is effective and sustainable requires a good dose of self-awareness. Understanding yourself is not just about recognizing your goals and clarifying your mission. True understanding goes deeper. It is about getting in touch with your deepest needs, knowing what kind of forces drives you, appreciating what motivates you and the way you actually impact others in relationships. All good leaders know themselves well. They know what they want. They know what their strengths are in order to maximize them. They know what their limitations are and work at minimizing their effects.

This workshop is for those who are serious about personal growth. And there is no contradiction in having great fun and adventure while getting to know yourself seriously.

At the end of this programme, participants will be able:

1. To achieve effective self and other awareness.
2. To attain good working understanding on how you behave in relationships.
3. To develop the achiever’s mindset.
4. To acquire deep calm and centering in life.
5. To strengthen your leadership capability.

1. Recognizing 
• Becoming Alert to Your Physical Reactions, Emotions & Thoughts
• Control Your Reactions & Responses
• Know How You View Yourself
• Mastering the Techniques of Changing Behavior
• Developing Qualities You Want

2. Exporing
• Know How We Become Who We Are
• Managing Your Defenses Against Anxiety
• Analyzing Your Personality Constituents
• Creating Your Preferred Beliefs and Expectations
• Overcoming Your Negative Mindsets & Constructing Positive Ones
• Renewing Your Self-Concept
• Seeing Unconscious Factors that Influence You (includes motivation instrument)
• Empowering Your Values and Purpose

3. Actualizing
• Learn How We Deal Manage Changes in Life
• Enriching Your Center of Identity
• Freeing Yourself from Habitual Patterns
• Intensify and Use Your Will Powerfully
• Accepting Yourself for Achievement
• Crafting Development-Oriented Behaviors

4. Leading 
• Seeing Clearly, Act with Aptitude
• Transforming Situations Effectively
• Practicing Inner Leadership with Consistency
• Enjoying Fulfilling Relationships for Life

This course is suitable for Directors, Leaders, Managers and Executives 

Standard Course Fee: S$637.20

  • All fees stated are inclusive of 8% GST
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information. 
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Mr Richard Lim

Mr Richard Lim

Richard Lim is a Consultant Psychotherapist in private practice and a Training Consultant since 2001. In the early 1990s, Richard was involved in training government officials in strategic thinking and socio-political competence. Subsequently in the mid-1990s, he was actively engaged in community welfare projects and services. Currently, beside therapeutic consultation, Richard provides leadership training and consultancy to groups within public and private sector organisations. Most of these training and consultancy focus on enhancing knowledge and skills in relationship, communication, group facilitation, wellness, counselling and conflict management. Richard has worked with groups of staff from organisations like Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Barclays Capital, National Panasonic, Fujitsu, Courts, PSA, HDB, SMRT, MCYS, NIE, MOH, MTI, NEA, NCSS, SSC, PA and tertiary institutions like NUS, NTU and SMU. He was an Adjunct Lecturer at Nanyang Business School (NTU) on management and leadership. Richard also runs supervision groups for counsellors in community agencies regularly and trains students in counselling and psychology programmes with various academic institutions in Singapore and the region. He is the current President of the Psychotherapy Association of Singapore, the Vice President of the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy. Richard is also the Training Consultant for the Civil Service College on wellness that focuses on building resilience in relationships and families for nation building. Academic Qualifications Master in Social Science, University of South Australia, 2001 Graduate Diploma, Psychotherapy, Graduate School of Medical Studies, NUS, 2000 Bachelor of Arts (HON), NUS, 1990.