Sunjay Nath MBA, CSP, HoF

Leadership and Performance Specialist with a twist of Humor. Inductee into the Speaking Hall of Fame.
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Sunjay Nath travels globally sharing insights on leadership and performance. He is best known for his trademark, “The 10-80-10 Principle” which is a framework that helps individuals and teams improve performance. This methodology combines best practices with small wins to help people empower themselves.

The framework is the synthesis of years of studying many different business models and philosophies and then distilling them into a very simple and easy to apply framework. Some of the concepts it compasses include The Pareto Principle (The 80/20 Rule), The Gallop Research that was used in the writing of “Now Discover Your Strengths”, Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion and Jack Welch’s concept, Differentiation.

Most successful organizations use these concepts in one form or another. The 10-80-10 Principle can be used to explain why Apple is such a resounding success and how the financial meltdown occurred in 2008. It can also explain why we care more about gas prices than mortgage interest rates even though the latter has a significantly larger impact on our lives. The successful understanding and application of this principle will have a tremendous impact on the performance of any individual, team or organization.

Sunjay was a founding Vice President of an e-learning company based in Toronto that has gone on to become a multimillion-dollar company. He started an international speaking business when he was 19; he wasn’t even old enough to rent a car. This was particularly problematic when he would travel. As a speaker, Sunjay has travelled extensively and addressed in person well over 1,000,000 people around the world since 1995. In 2005, Sunjay became the youngest Canadian (and third youngest in the world) ever to earn his CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). The CSP is the highest internationally recognized designation that a speaker can aspire to achieve. In 2018 Sunjay was inducted in the Canadian Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.

With his background, Sunjay offers a rare combination of both left and right brain activities to engage all audience members. Sunjay holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Engineering, a degree that after the first year of the program, 80% of the students failed out. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration.

Always striving to achieve Sunjay has earned is Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, has run a full 26 mile (42km) marathon and has jumped out of a perfectly good plane (some call it skydiving. He is a magician, a comedian, a professional actor, he can juggle and in university he was rated as one of the country’s top debaters.

Sunjay is the author of The 10-80-10 Principle, The ABCs of Student Leadership, a contributing author for the book, Professionally Speaking. His new projects include learning to sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” in rounds … by himself.

Programs By Sunjay Nath MBA, CSP, HoF

Delivered in a high energy, high content and highly humorous manner, the 10-80-10 Principle is a framework that allows you to increase your performance and results by focusing your energy and efforts on highest yielding activities. It helps individuals and teams operate at a dynamic level. Every person or group already exhibits behaviors that are Top 10 (percent) – those behaviors that lead to high performance and achievement. What people lack is the knowledge and a framework to consistently operate at that dynamic Top 10 level. The 10-80-10 Principle program provides a methodology to reward and grow Top 10 behaviors and neutralize Bottom 10 actions. Filled with practical examples and engaging content, the audience is able to identify their Top and Bottom 10 and then A.C.T. with the 10-80-10 Principle to create greater performance levels in both their personal and professional lives. It has direct application to employee management and it helps to reduce stress and increase fulfillment on the job. Learning Benefits: 1. Save time by focusing on the “right” activities 2. Increase team cohesion by increasing output with fewer resources 3. Create a healthier organization culture by cultivating and training toward team member’s strengths – which increases job satisfaction and reduces turnover Feedback from this program is consistent: participants thoroughly enjoy it and it has very practical application both personally and professionally. It is a very common occurrence for Sunjay to deliver the opening address and four days into the convention during the coffee break people are still quoting his presentation.
If we don’t acknowledge the way our personal bias forms our opinions, we can easily be trapped by our own limiting beliefs. Delivered in a high energy, high content and highly humorous manner, the goal of The Number One Thing That Holds Us Back is to make us aware of these biases and learn to question what we really think is possible. By questioning our beliefs and challenging the barriers that stand in the way of our success, we can make what was once impossible, possible. In this highly interactive and practical session participants will discover the ways in which we limit ourselves. This presentation is filled with real-life examples that are funny, poignant, and relatable. Once limitations are identified, we will learn ways to go beyond traditional approaches to achieve goals. Learning Benefits: 1. Become aware of how we limit ourselves 2. Practice asking questions to move past our limiting beliefs 3. Learn how to apply this information as business leaders in order to minimize organizational silos and leverage the impact of team collaboration.
As unique as our fingerprints or our DNA we all have a distinct order to how we rank things that are important to us called a Value Print. By understanding our Value Print and the Value Prints of those around us, it allows us to make better decisions and cultivate more sustainable relationships. This program will help participants become aware of the distinct patterns that show through in people’s behaviors’. By understanding and learning to recognize these patterns it becomes easier to work with others and function at a higher level in a team. Learning Benefits: 1. Learn the drivers behind people’s behaviors 2. Understand how to create sustainable long-term relationships 3. Have a better understanding about motivates peers and team members and how to help them achieve what they want while achieving what you want.
Diversity and Inclusion is not about hiring unqualified people to satisfy some quota. Properly executing a D&I strategy will help take your business to the next level. In this program, we explore how some of our biases can limit us both personally and professionally. If we don’t acknowledge the way our personal bias forms our opinions, we can easily be trapped by our own limiting beliefs. Delivered in a high energy, high content and highly humorous manner, the goal of this program is to make us aware of these biases and learn to question what we really think is possible. By questioning our beliefs and challenging the barriers that stand in the way of our success, we can make what was once impossible, possible. In this highly interactive and practical session participants will discover the ways in which we limit ourselves. This presentation is filled with real-life examples that are funny, poignant, and relatable. Once limitations are identified, we will learn ways to go beyond traditional approaches to achieve goals. This program can be delivered virtually or in-person. Learning Benefits: 1. Become aware of different forms of diversity 2. Understand the difference between “fair” and “equal” 3. Learn strategies on how we can move for tolerance of diversity to embracing it

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The 10-80-10 Principle: Unlocking Dynamic Performance

The 10-80-10 Principle® is a framework that was designed to help individuals and groups create maximum performance. The methodology combines best-practices with small wins that allow users to capitalize on success while at the same time reducing and eliminating behaviors that limit successes. This book explains the principle and then gives numerous practical examples of where we can use and observe the principle – everything from elections to losing weight, from mortgages to sales. See the world through a 10-80-10 lens will help you significantly improve your individual and team results.

The ABCs of Student Leadership

What is Student Leadership all about? How do you become a Student Leader? What resources are available that will help students to proceed, exceed and succeed in leadership roles? The answer to all of these questions and many more can be found in the enjoyable and easy to read The ABCs of Student Leadership book. If you know a 12-21 year old that would benefit from the answers to these questions, this is an excellent resource for them.

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