Course overview


System Leadership

Course date

01-12-2022 to 02-12-2022



Course type


Course fee

(including 7% GST)

Member Total Fee : $1,155.60
Non-Member Total Fee : $1,444.50


UTAP Funding

Course Overview

90% of errors in thinking are errors of perception rather than of analysis. We are all victims of the classic problem of climbing a ladder with several rungs missing. Most of us have a narrow and fixed view of the world. We see things only from our own perspective. This tunnel vision results in judgments and decisions that may not be the best for ourselves or those around us. Power of PerceptionTM provides you with 10 tools to broaden your thinking. These tools provide insights to help you make better decisions.

Course benefits

Business Outcomes :

Your organisation / user will gain reputation as one that seriously and effectively listens to the requirements and views of its partners / workforce/clients and is able to offer alternatives in terms of relevant solutions and perceptions to the issue in question. The use of the tools will also make for sound value oriented advice and clearly propose well prioritised schedules for action. Most importantly one will be able to recognise the real issue at hand and help identify the right focuses for effective problem solving and formulation of strategies.  

Learning Outcomes :

  • Evaluate with more depth – going beyond the inadequate PRO-CONS dichotomy to include possible INTERESTING considerations and ensuring that no significant FACTOR is overlooked in the accounting
  • Predict possible scenarios in time differentiated projections of future developments term  
  • Increase awareness of perceptions of other stakeholders in terms of key VALUES and PRIORITIES
  • Learn to accurately identify the issue in question vis-à-vis clear definitions of GOALS and desired OUTCOMES

Course outline

  • Difference between Perception and Processing and their relative importance
  • Why Perception must account for the LANDSCAPE
  • How to create a LANDSCAPE
  • 9 1 tools of the ‘Power of Perception” Method
  • Practice in using the tools to achieve better decision making
  • Learning to select and sequence the tools
  • Practice applying the tools in specific scenarios
  • Constructing a framework for action using the POP tools

Please note that photographs may be taken for seminar records.


2 days

Course runs

Date Time Venue Registration Closing Date Register
01-12-2022 to
09.00 - 17.00 SIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616 17-11-2022

Who should attend?

(Level 2) Supervisors, Executive, & Emerging Managers    

(Level 3) New Managers    

(Level 4) Managers

Programme leader

Sir Dr Peter Low is a director of his own consultancy firm. He has more than 25 years of experience to major corporations, organizations and government agencies throughout ASEAN, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Australia, and Dublin. 

Both he and Mrs Linda Low were among the first 12 persons in the world to be personally trained by Dr. de Bono. On account of their phenomenal success with more than 3000 seminars / workshops to their credit, they were appointed Lifetime Certified Master Trainers in 2002 and have been acknowledged by him as his “best trainers internationally”. Only 4 persons in the De Bono International Network of more than 2000 certified instructors were awarded this accreditation. Both Peter and Linda have been conducting Public Seminars under the auspices of the Singapore Institute of Management and the Hong Kong Management Association since 1992. 

Noted for his wit and vast experience, Peter is also recognized for his contributions in the field of Music, and music at the service of international relations and philanthropy. A Singapore Government Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, his public contributions earned him Knighthoods from the Vatican and from the Republic of Italy as well as the highest Youth Accolade from the Republic of Singapore.

Ms Daphne Lim is a Certified Instructor, trained by Master Trainers Dr Peter Low and Mrs Linda Low. Daphne’s lively and effective training style consistently receives excellent feedback, especially on her depth of knowledge, her clarity in presentation and the enjoyable way in which she conducts her workshops. Clients regularly seek follow-up sessions to her courses. 

Her training experience spans across diverse sectors including banking and finance, communications and media, information technology, electronics, education, transport and logistics and government agencies. 

Daphne holds a Master’s Degree from Oxford University where she read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and a Post-Graduation Diploma in Education (Distinction). Her study at Oxford University was sponsored through a scholarship for outstanding individuals awarded by the Singapore Economic Development Board. She was also a recipient of the Public Service Commission Humanities Scholarship.

Mrs Linda Low has been key to the popularity of the guru’s thinking techniques for more than 28 years. 

Linda has been invited to deliver presentations to business chiefs at international conferences in Chicago, Florida, Dublin, Malta, Japan, Sri Lanka, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Thailand. A dynamic personality, she has also been featured on business programs on European and Asian television networks. 

Linda was significantly involved in the Singapore Education Ministry’s launch of Edward de Bono’s CoRT thinking program in 1987. Together with Peter she ran a highly successful De Bono for Students Programme reaching out to more than 30,000 students from 6 to 16. 

She holds a Master’s Degree in Lifelong Learning from the University of London and is also a certified Practising Management Consultant.

Mr Stephen Ho is a dynamic and impactful speaker. He has extensive experience in the fields of public speaking, training and organisational development as well as managing large-scale international business operations for over 20 years. 

His other areas of expertise include business process re-engineering, change management, coaching and high-performance teaming, investment and deal structuring, sales and marketing, leadership development, cross-cultural management and negotiation. 

Stephen is proficient in English, Chinese and Cantonese. His extensive training, speaking and consulting engagements took him across South East Asian countries, China, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Participants of his programmes ranged from armed forces personnel, to senior business executives and government officials. 

He has been involved with the de Bono thinking system since 2001, when he spearheaded the effort to boost its use across numerous government statutory boards and ministries in Singapore. 

Stephen’s extensive international corporate experiences makes him particularly effective in training the application of the de Bono thinking methods in real-world situations. He enhances participants’ capability in Team Thinking and sharpens their overall problem-solving and decision-making capabilities in alignment with the organisation’s needs and objectives. 

Stephen holds a MBA (High Honours) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master and Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Arts (Contemporary China) from the Nanyang Technological University. He has received numerous scholarships and awards for academic and research excellence.

Course fee

Programme Fee Amount (including 7% GST) Remarks
Member Total Fee $1,155.60 -
Non-Member Total Fee $1,444.50 -
Early Bird Discount 10% Read Terms & Conditions

Enquiries: Kho Mei Yen - 62486137 | 62466746, khomeiyen@sim.edu.sg

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