Cuthbert Nyack
This applet shows a second order system with phase lead compensator. J can be used to attempt to find optimal values of TL and a.
To get an acceptable transient response, m may also have to be adjusted.

One possible set of parameters is shown below. It uses m = 1.0, fixes a = 0.1 and varies TL to get a minimum TL = 0.12.
(20.0, 1.0, 0.5, 0.12, 0.1, 0.3, 1.0) minimum J = 5.020770 and fm = 51.29°.
Parameters TL = 0.19, a = 0.12 gives fm = 60.51° with J = 5.521575, only slightly more than the minimum.
The value of TL is not sensitive to m
Fixing TL and varying a produces a minimum for a = 0.

Starting with a = 0.2 give TL = 0.12, minimum J = 5.365278 and fm = 46.46°.
Starting with a = 0.05 give TL = 0.12, minimum J = 4.858187 and f m = 53.74°.
Because of the approximation used for J, the result for J varies with hgain but this does not affect the result. Smaller hgain gives more accurate numbers for J.

For Comparison, the phase lead applet is shown below.

Gif images below shows how applets should appear.  