The Legacee Academy


Leadership Foundations Concentration:

The Path to Personal Leadership

"To stand still is to move backwards." -- Ron Shandler

 





The Importance of Leadership




One cannot fish unless one knows how. One cannot lead, without knowing the theory of leadership. It doesn't pay to be an ignorant boss, and ultimately, being a follower isn't much fun either.

 
This is an Image of Ben Franklin. A symbol of the European enlightenment. Franklin was also a successful writer, publisher, entrepreneur, scientist, government sector administrator, politician and diplomat -- a rare individual who was a leader in many different fields and did require on organization to do so.    


About the Leadership Foundations Concentration

Personal leadership assumes that you do not want to use your organizational position, you have little authority, but want to lead. It's for those who want to exert influence during "moments of truth," which occur in normal conversation with another person.

This is a good program for those that wish to move up to being a supervisor or who want to learn the leadership side of project management. 

Major Competencies:

  • Motivation. Let's face it, you cannot get the behavior you want or decrease the behaviors you don't want, without expertise in motivation. You will learn the most important behavioral theory in psychology.
  • Communication. Just because you have two ears, don't mean you know how to listen. Just because you have a mouth, doesn't mean you can communicate. 
  • Influence. Most people inside organizations rely too much on their authority. Big mistake. Find out the types of influence you should develop if you want people to follow you. 
  • Must know Leadership Concepts. Experience teaches us little. You will learn the basics, assess you own skill, know where you are weak and know where you are strong.

If you have completed the Two Courses in the Leadership Communication Skills Certificate, we will substitute: 

  • TOUGH AS NAILS: Enhancing Resilience, Persistence and Mental Toughness    
  • THE METHODS OF MASTERS: How to Quickly Develop New Skills

Upcoming Online Classes in the Leadership Foundations Concentration

    • 08-Oct-2018
    • A 6-Module Online Program. A 6-module Online Program. Offered as SELF-PACED Learning For 6-Weeks (Level I Learning: Expertise Develop) OR As a SHORT COURSE Over 12-Weeks (Level II Learning: Skill Building)
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    A Program in Learn and Master a Skill

    Overview

    This full class is oriented toward applying the skill development model and the mastery practices in focused on developing an application skill of your choice.

    Throughout the program, individual skill builders have been applying what they know. Theory has ben sanity checked to know that it works, skillful practice has been applied to make sure that one understands the this one needs to employ to get better and better. There will be both the joy of victory and the agony of defeat. Quite satisfaction at making something happen and bone-grinding frustration when it didn’t. Mastery practices have to be mastered and processes have to be perfected.

    In this case, one will take an application skills and really work hard at putting what you know to the test of the real world. Choice of an application skill is up to you. For example, you could choose one of the 12 verbal communication skills that underlie great leadership. Communication is a fertile ground to plants seeds of perfection since these skill-sets are so important and they tend to be neglected.

    Key Steps in the Process

    1. Define the Theory Set. Choice of good theory is a really important step. Bad theory results in skills not learned.
    2. Come Up With a Practice Plan. A skill must be perfected in a particular context.
    3. Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice Skilled Practice. This is really a cycle. One A cycle that one needs to keep improving.
    4. Lessons Learned. At the end of practice, one needs to step back and take an entire look at the what occurred. What went well and what can be improved.
    5. Next Project. Personal improvement never stops. Should never stop. It needs to be a habit.

      Role of the Instructor

      The instructor will mostly function as a coach rather than as someone who shovels more information at you. 

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      Image By: SD Dirk

    Courses Descriptions of Full Classes in the Leadership Concentration








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