“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”

“Leadership Gold” brims with nuggets of wisdom accumulated by John Maxwell during +30 years of studying, practicing, & teaching leadership. He understands that learning to lead effectively has been a real challenge for most leaders, while teaching others to lead effectively has been even greater one. Thus, he has mined 26 nuggets for you to gain leadership insights and elevate a strong impact of positive attitude for a leader to manage staff in an effective manner. You will encounter John’s passionate belief in the value of leadership, and you will benefit from his unique talent for articulating principles of influence.


  1. If it’s Lonely at the Top, You’re Not Doing Right
  2. The Toughest Person to Lead is Always Yourself
  3. Defining Moments Define Your Leadership
  4. When You Get Kicked in the Rear, You’re Out in Front
  5. Never Work A Day in Your Life
  6. The Best Leaders Are Listener
  7. Get in the Zone and Stay There
  8. A Leader’ First Responsibility is to Define Reality
  9. To see How the Leader is Doing, Look at the People
  10. Don’t Send Your Ducks to Eagle School
  11. Keep Your Mind on the Main Thing
  12. The Biggest Mistake is Not Knowing Your Current Mistake
  13. Don’t Manage Your Time: Manage Your Life
  1.   Keep Learning to Keep Leading
  2. Leaders Distinguish Themselves During Tough Times
  3. People Quit People, Not Companies
  4. Experience is Not the Best Teacher
  5. Good Meeting is the Meeting before the Meeting
  6. Be a Connector, Not Just a Climber
  7. The Choices You Make Makes You
  8. Influence Should Be Loaned but Not Given
  9. For Everything You Gain, You Give Up Something
  10. Those Start Journey with you Seldom Finish With You
  11. Few are Successful Unless Many Want Them to be
  12. You Only Get Answer to the Questions You Ask
  13. Pick Up One Sentence Summarizing Your Life


CEOs, COOs, Directors, Senior Managers, Business Entrepreneurs, Professionals & anyone who is interested in leadership development


  • John C. Maxwell’s Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker
  • Six Seconds’ Certified EQ Practitioner

Area of specialties:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Performance Management  
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Advisory for doing business in Vietnam

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.”- John C. Maxwell.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, and a Certified EQ Practitioner, Stephen Khor can offer workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods.

Stephen Khor has more than 30 years of working experience and has spent his last 20 years working in Vietnam. Currently he is the General Director of the Binh An Water Company Limited. This is the first 100% foreign owned and the first Build, Operate, and Transfer (B.O.T) Water Supply Scheme in Vietnam with 100,000 MLD capacity supplying treated water to Ho Chi Minh City.

Over the years, Stephen Khor has been actively involved in business building in Vietnam, he was feature in NHK World TV, Japan on Asia Biz Forecast ( 2010 ), Round Table Speaker for the Global Water Summit in Rome, Italy ( 2012 ), National Workshop on the Private Sector Participation Study in the Vietnam Water and Sanitation Sector ( World Bank and SEAWUN ) in Hanoi and speaker for TEDx Youth@Dien Bien Phu St in HCMC.

Stephen Khor has been providing training and seminars on Human Resource Development, Personal Development and Leadership Skills to various large organizations in Vietnam like BNI Vietnam, Young Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City, Large Construction Companies, Hong Leong Bank VN Ltd and NGOs.

Stephen Khor also actively involved in education work by sharing Water Treatment and Environment Protection knowledge to various International Schools in HCMC such as SSIS, AIS, ACG, Singapore International School, International School of Saigon Pearl, American International School, etc.

Stephen Khor is one of the founding members of the Malaysia Business Chamber, in Vietnam and served as a Vice President in 2003 and President in 2004.

Stephen’s goal is to continuously develop his leadership skill and teach others to change lives. He is committed to serving others by adding value, equipping and inspiring them to re-capture their self image and unleashing their potential for a better life.

Back to Leadership Development Programs