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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” -- Charles Darwin

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    • 24-Feb-2020
    • A 6-module online program. Available as a six-week Full Class with Instructor (Level I: Learning Expertise) OR as a12 weeks for skills a skill (Level II: Skill Learning)
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    "There are no dead-end jobs. There are only dead-end people." -- Thomas Sowell, writer

    Just as a house cannot stand without a strong foundation, so it is with leadership. To lead, one must study leadership. 

    A common failing of the business schools is to clearly distinguish between the role of manager and leader. Typically, professors teach that leadership is a small subset of management, all you have to do is "mange" people. Ya, sure. .

    It implies that all managers need to do is act like an orchestra director, wave the wand, and beautiful music will come forth. And of course, they assume that people want to be "managed."

    The truth is, people want someone who will lead them, someone they can follow. Instead, they suffer under managers who boss them around and manage them the same way they manage the work.

    Module 1: The Nature of Being a Manager and a Leader


    One of the sources of confusion even in the minds of the business professors, is the difference between functioning as a manager and acting like a leader. Both are critically important roles for those going into business and government. So while there are no lack of educational programs to teach management, there are fewer that focus on leadership.

    Module 2: Choosing the Right Leadership Style

    Image by Majorly

    A style differs from a trait in a very fundamental way. For while traits are difficult (some say impossible) in the short run to change, the choice of a style should be based on the situation (context). Of course, many leaders lack behavioral flexibility, they cannot change their style based on the situation. For example, autocratic leaders are typically stuck, it is the only style they know so they keep using it even when it doesn't make sense. The style one choose in a crisis is different than the one exercises in times of less stress. Knowing what style to choose and when to choose it is an extremely important aspect of leadership.

    Module 3: The Best Leadership Traits

    Edmund Leighton (1853–1922): Duty

    The focus here is on the focus on Expectancy Theory: how what the leader expects and what the followers expect become dominant factors. The focus in on both the expectations and the nature of the situation. Some aspects of this include: defining goals, clarifying the path, removing obstacles and providing support.

    Module 4: Leadership Skills — What to Develop and How to Development Them

    Image by Cruz

    The accounting profession has it work, people are not expenses on the income statement, they are really assets on the balance sheet. And assets appreciate or depreciate. If you want an human assets to appreciate, it's all about growing knowledge and skills. This session looks at the skills and knowledge leaders must build.

    Module 5: What Leaders Must Know About Power and Influence

    Image by: Mgiganteus

    For leaders to be effective, they must exert power, they must know how to influence. There are many different types of influence, and it is a smart leader who knows what type of influence to use in what situation. Learn about personal and positional power, selfish and social influence and nine different types of influence that you can cultivate and develop.

    Module 6: Why Followers Follow

    Image: Ali Mansuri

    Leaders don't operate in a vacuum, to understand leaders, you have to focus on followers. They have certain needs that leaders should be aware of, they can even cause a leader to do stupid things. Some followers choose leaders with virtues, others choose those with pathologies. It's important to understand why one is attracted to a certain type of leader since it tells you a great deal about yourself—both your good points and your bad ones. 


    • 24-Feb-2020
    • A 10-Module On-Line Full Class
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    • 09-Mar-2020
    • A 4-Week On-Line Full Class with Instructor
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    A Methods of Masters Practice Class

     “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -- Leo Tolstoy

    This Class is Designed For:

    • Those who are new to mediation.
    • Those who abandoned the technique but want to start again,
    • Those want to use it as a tool for skill building.

    Learn The Knowledge

    This is designed as an introductory class, presenting a fundamental understanding of why it is important to learn how to relax and meditate to prevent adverse psychological and physiological problems associated with stress.  

    Develop The Skill

    Inside the class there are a number of audios and videos providing samples of how one should practice. And there are exercises to go through and assignments to complete. The class also contains discussion forums and methods to get feedback from the instructor and class participants.

    One Will Learn:

    • How stress affects the mind and body,
    • Why meditation positively impacts the mind and body.
    • To use the breath as a means of relaxing,
    • To relax the voluntary muscles using the mind,
    • To choose an object for meditation and concentrate on this.

        

    Module 1: How Stress Affects the Mind-Body

    Image by: Uoaei1 Das Kreuz am Blassenstein bei Scheibbs (Niederösterreich), darunter dichter Nebel im Erlauf- und Donautal.

    Description

    Many people with rotten stress management techniques end up needing professional help. In some cases, this cry for help comes for the ravages of acute stress; in other cases, the health professional is seeing the impact of chronic stress.

    Chronic stress is a contributing factor to conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), ulcers, and atherosclerosis (closing of the arteries, typically around the heart.) While acute stress generates anxiety, worry and is associated nasty emotions such as anger.

    The module helps you understand the distress associated with stress.

    Learning Objectives

    • Discover the impact of acute and chronic stress on the body.
    • Know how stress impacts the normal functioning of the mind.
    • Know the relationship between stress, illness and immune suppression.
    • Understand how increasing stress levels impact work performance.

    Application Assignment

    • Produce a personal profile documenting your intellectual, emotional, behavioral, contextual and physiological stress symptoms.

    Module 2: Using the Breath To Relax

    Image Source; National Cancer Institute. Anatomy of the respiratory system, showing the trachea and both lungs, diaphram, and their lobes and airways.

    Description:

    For many, there is a vague understanding that when anxious, one breathes faster and shallower. At extreme levels of stress, some start breathing “like a dog” and will even hyperventilate.

    However, the reverse is also true, breathing slowly and deeply relaxes the mind and the body. However, few people understand how to use the breath to relax.

    This module will show you how to use the deep breath technique to quickly relax.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover the relationship between the breath and feeling anxious or feeling relaxed.
    • Experiment with slow breathing to control and reduce stress.
    • Practice using the deep breath technique to reduce anxiety.

    Application Assignment

    • Practice using the different variations of the Deep Breath Technique to reduce the impact of stressors in our life.

    Module 3: Mastering the Fine Art of Progressive Relaxation

    Source: Welcome Trust. Muscles Man’, Pseudo-Galen, Anathomia

    Description:

    Stress is associated with a physiological mechanism known as the “fight or flight” response; meditation is associated with the exact opposite mechanism, the relaxation response. So while stress results in anxiety and worry, meditation generates peace and serenity.

    Meditation has been used for thousands of years in the East, but it is relatively new to the West. Since it is relatively new, most people don’t understand its benefits. This module explains the primary benefits for learning meditation. Benefits that include but are not limited to reduction of stress and anxiety.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the physical and psychological benefits associated with the regular practice of meditation.
    • Discover the positive aspect of meditation on the mind and body.
    • Learn the access steps necessary to enter a meditative state.

    Application Assignments

    • Practice accessing the meditative state. While meditating, choose between several different types of meditation objects. Explore how to better this special state of mind.

    Module 4: Learning How to Mediate

    A Mandala made available as a post on Google+ by the Dalai Lama

    Description:

    Stress is associated with a physiological mechanism known as the “fight or flight” response; meditation is associated with the exact opposite mechanism, the relaxation response. So while stress results in anxiety and worry, meditation generates peace and serenity.

    Meditation has been used for thousands of years in the East, but it is relatively new to the West. Since it is relatively new, most people don’t understand its benefits. This module explains the primary benefits for learning meditation. Benefits that include but are not limited to reduction of stress and anxiety.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the physical and psychological benefits associated with the regular practice of meditation.
    • Discover the positive aspect of meditation on the mind and body.
    • Learn the access steps necessary to enter a meditative state.

    Application Assignments

    • Practice accessing the meditative state. While meditating, choose between several different types of meditation objects. Explore how to better this special state of mind.

    About the Instructor

    With degrees in Pharmacy, a MBA and a M.A. in Psychology, Murray Johannsen (bio) has a unique perspective in knowing how to use mediation to reduce the ravages of numerous stressors on both mind and body. He possesses deep knowledge and extensive experience on both the theory and practice of meditation and is skilled using and teaching mastery practices such as self-talk and visualization to jump start personal change and promote self-development. Questions? Feel free to contact him.

    • 23-Mar-2020
    • A 6-module online program as a Dual Track Full Class (Level II: Skill Learning)
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    "Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." -- British Statesman, Benjamin Disraeli

    Preview What You Will Learn

    Our thoughts are a major reason we fail to get desired results. Yet, few individuals know how to improve the functioning of their most important asset -- their self-talk. They never learned the long known techniques from psychology and Buddhism that improve thought and individual performance.

    Your mind is like a garden. But rather than growing beautiful flowers, the winds of thought instead carry the seeds of weeds. Rather than seeing something beautiful, you have a tangled mess. But you can clear the weeds by using self-talk. 

    This class focuses on how to better use your self-talk to cultivate thought patterns that motivate better results.

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    You will want to come up with your focus of application. One text used is Napolean Hills, "Think and Grow Rich." OR you you can read sections of Norman Vincent Peal's "The Power of Positive Thinking." These are timeless classics — they keep getting reprinted since first coming out last century. Find out the reasons why millions continue to read them. 

    All of our programs come with a money back guarantee.


    Module 1: How To Benefit From the Proper Use of Self-Talk

    Image by: Pilsmo: Skism

    Cognition is a complex topic. Technically, there there is an entire area of psychology called cognitive psychology dealing with it. But rather than look at all elements of cognition, we will focus only on what can be done to improve thinking.

    It's unfortunate that the right and proper way to use self-talk is not commonly known.

    It's like having a powerful engine in a high performance vehicle and then not putting any gas in the tank. This section starts with some basic methods that help linking in general.

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Understand the nature and importance of self-talk.
    • Identify the downside of negative thinking and the upside of positive thinking.
    • Discover how to better monitor your self-talk.

    Module 2: Reducing the Impact of Negative Self-Talk

    "Those who have emotional problems engage in negative self-talk about 50 percent of the time." -- R. M. Schwartz


    Evelyn De Morgan: Hope in the Prison of Despair


    Pull The Weeds In the Garden of Your Mind. Periodically, all of us must engage in “weed pulling” to diminish the impact of negative thoughts and thinking. 

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Identify the major limiting beliefs that keep you from being more successful
    • Recognize the different types of negative self-talk
    • Know how you can diminish the impact of limiting beliefs

    Skill Building Practice

    • Practice four methods designed to decrease negative self-talk.

    Module 3: Making Powerful Thoughts More Powerful

    Painting by Alexandre Antigna (1817–1878) Le Feu (The Fire)

    Painting by: Alexandre Antigna (1817–1878): Le Feu (The Fire)

    Cultivate the Flowers. Besides cleaning out the weeds in your mental garden, it’s important to nurture the flowers.

    These are the empowering beliefs and thoughts that we need to have positive expectations of the future. And to do that, we must understand and practice positive self-talk.

    This includes learning how to think positively and constructing helpful affirmations.

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Discover a set of affirmations own that you can employ.
    • Find out which makes for a good phrase and what makes for bad one.
    • Discover a set of positive beliefs that form your core based on critical incidents that happened in your life. 

    Skill Building Practice

    • Develop your own affirmations
    • Know how to mentally strengthen a given affirmation while practicing them.
    Module 4: Cognitive Restructuring: Advanced Techniques

    This section is for the advanced tools—the techniques that help you to understand when your thinking and logic is not where it should be.

    This errors are subtle, though.

    These errors reside in every day thinking, the kind of words we use in normal conversation and rarely delve deep into really understanding if they are true or not. 

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Expectations: The Pygmalion and the Galatea Effect
    • The Mystery of Setting Good Intentions
    • The major cognitive bias many fail to detect
    • Ego Defense Mechanisms: Which ones are likely to trip you up
    • What cures depression can cure cognitive bias: Key takeaways from cognitive-behavioral therapy


    • 23-Mar-2020
    • A 4-Module On-Line Program. Available as a four-week Full Class with Instructor (Level I: Learning Expertise) OR as a eight-week Dual Track Full Class (Level II: Skill Learning)
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    A Full Class in the Methods of Masters Concentration

    “The best way to learn something is by harnessing your imagination.” --  M. Johannsen

    University researchers in this area have long known that high performers in sports use a combination of real and mental practice.  Both produce better results than either used alone. These high performers know what the rest of us don’t -- how to use guided image as a tool of mental practice. STILL, most of us don't know who to use imagery to improve application skills 



    Module 1: Vision to Dreams: 10 Types of Imagery Used by the Mind

    You face a choice in life. You can do what the system wants or you can define a vision for yourself.” -- Murray Johannsen


    Charles Allston Collins (1828–1873): Convent Thoughts


    Besides mind is a image processor. It uses imagery in many ways, often in ways we are not conscious of. Imagery has certain characteristics -- one needs to understand these elements to 

    • The Best Times to Use Imagery. Some times work better than others -- find out what they are.
    • Ten Types of Imagery you can use
    • Accessing Receptive Imagery. How to allow more unconscious content to surface.
    • Improve the up and down channels use of imagery is a much better way to presenting to the unconscious what you want.

    Module 2: How To Construct Powerful Goal Imagery


    You have to act like a writer who is putting together a script of the movie. The more detail, the better the movie. But it all starts with goals. One has to be clear 

    • Constructing Proper Goal Images. If the unconscious doesn't know what you want, it can't help you get there. 


    Module 3: How to Practice Using Process Imagery 

    "Only perfect practice makes perfect." -- Murray Johannsen

    Image by: SD Dirk: High Jump Triton Invitational 2011


    To really make it  In this ph

    • The Theater of the Mind. This is one powerful visualization method to see what comes next and to get it right.
    • Editing Your Movie. BeThere are a number of techniques 
    • Practicing Dissociated and Associated. Such a simple technique but one that really gets the job done.
    • Shifting From Director to Actor. 

    Module 4: Reflection


    Image by: Martin Basmajians

    Now comes the fun part undefined creating, changing and finessing your imagery. You can chose a number of different applications but the important thing is to practice. Practice and evolving the imagery that is being used. 

    • Fine-tune Reflection. Evaluate your practices and experiences with
    • Practice on a set of skills of your own choosing

    • 30-Mar-2020
    • A Four-Module Full Class On-Line
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Past Courses & Classes: Available On-Demand for Organizations or Coaching Clients

17-Feb-2020 The Psychology of Leadership (Concentration: Leadership Foundations)
15-Jan-2020 Chart Your Path to the Top: Step Into The Future With Skill Mapping
08-Jan-2020 INFLUENCE AT WORK: The Four Spheres of Personal Power (Concentration: Leadership Foundations/Transformational Leadership)
06-Jan-2020 Managing Performance Problems (Concentration: Motivation at Work)
11-Dec-2019 Leadership Communication Skills: What You Must Know to Influence a Group
04-Dec-2019 INFLUENCE AT WORK: The Five Spheres of Organizational Power (Concentration: Leadership Foundations/Transformational Leadership)
27-Nov-2019 TOUGH AS NAILS: Enhancing Resilience, Persistence and Mental Toughness (Concentration: Motivation At Work)
20-Nov-2019 The ABCs of Performance Management (Concentration: Motivation at Work & Leadership Foundations)
25-Sep-2019 Building an Essential Application Skill
23-Sep-2019 Extending Your Personal Brand To Expand Your Network (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
23-Sep-2019 Skilled Practice: How To Boost Performance (Concentration: Skill-Based Learning)
16-Sep-2019 Copywriting Essentials: Creating Knock Your Socks Off Content To Wow Your Viewers (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
16-Sep-2019 Skill-Based Expertise: What You Must Know to Build Skills Faster (Concentration: Skill-Based Learning)
12-Sep-2019 An Essential Guide to Doing Business With Mainland Chinese
03-Sep-2019 WORD MAGIC — 6 Must Have Interpersonal Communication Skills
07-Aug-2019 Vices To Virtues: Getting Good To Be Great
08-Jul-2019 VIDEO PUSH: Using Videos To Create Brand, Capture Leads and Generate Revenue (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
08-Jul-2019 LEAD THE PACK: How To Build Teams and Facilitate Meetings (Concentration: Leadership Foundations)
01-Jul-2019 Linkedin For Business (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
17-Jun-2019 Running Cost Effective Email Campaigns (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
17-Jun-2019 Creating A Personal Brand: Getting Started as an Influencer (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
10-Jun-2019 Use What's Free: How To Use Publicity to Access The Media (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
06-May-2019 Best Practices in Conversion Using Ads and Landing Pages (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
22-Apr-2019 Digital Marketing Essentials (Concentration: Digital Marketing—University Format)
07-Jan-2019 Search Engine Optimization: How To Get Free Website Traffic (Concentration: Digital Marketing)

The General Structure of a Module in a Full Class




Types of Learning

The Full Class Format

Full classes presents content weekly like taking a regular university class. Therefore, it's perfect for those want to focus on expertise within a certain time frame — typically four or six-weeks.

Full classes run on a cycle of one-module a week. Beside articles, videos and assessments; each class includes exercises (often in the form of forums and discussions)  and assignments designed with application in mind (See sample module)


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