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Work Skills For Individuals & Organizations


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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

Upcoming Full Classes Online

Also Available On-Demand

    • 01-Oct-2023
    • 24-Dec-2023
    • This is an on-line learning

     How This Online Course Enhances Communication Skills

     "Just because you have two ears and a mouth, doesn't mean you know how to communicate." -- A Mother's Advice To Her Son.

    Develop 10 Practical Skills Useful in the Real World

    This is not a course chock-full of theory you cannot use. It's about practical techniques used in the real world. You learn or practice how to:

    Do An Elevator Pitch. You only have 30 seconds to a minute to make a positive first impression.

    Deploy Five types of Listening. All listening is not the same. There are five that improve listening and one that doesn't. 

    Read Key Nonverbals. How to better read face and hear the meaning in tones and intonation.

    Say Powerful Persuasive Patterns. There are many that you can use to sell your idea. Basic patterns one needs to know to sell. 

    Generate Positive First Impression. How to generate positive impressions, increase trust, and get liked.

    Prepare Prepare For The Interview. Most people don't spend the time needed to polish their communication skills before the interview. And so, they lose the job. Don't let this happen to you.

    To Communicate Using Video. Can you structure a five or ten-minute video presentation that holds someone’s attention? If so, you'll be popular with a large social network.

    Craft a Compelling LinkedIn Profile. Address what HR recruiters want. Generate a magnet that attracts others to connect with you.

    Write Engaging and Interesting Texts & Emails. Don't write like a professor. Write to get someone's attention, hold their interest and motivate an action. 

    Finesse a Resume & Cover Letter. Craft your resume to be attractive to employers.

    What Employers Want In New Hires

    Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers 2018 Job Outlook Survey

    Entrepreneur: Warren Buffett Advises Young People on How to Make Twice the Money They Already Make

    Make An Investment That Pays Off Many Times Over

    Hear from the course developer and chief instructor what it's all about. 

      To Enroll

      This is an open enrollment, online course in business communication comes. If you have questions and would like to set up on on-line Zoom meeting, use the link below or send an email to:

      All Full Classes Come with a Money-back Guarantee

      • 01-Oct-2023
      • 12-Nov-2023
      • 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)


      "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

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      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

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      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

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      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. 

      • 01-Oct-2023
      • 05-Nov-2023
      • A 6-module Online Program. Available as an Instructor-Led Full Class over 6-weeks OR as 12-week Dual Track Coaching

       "Just because you have two ears and a mouth, doesn't mean you know how to communicate." -- A Mother's Advice To Her Son.

      Are you really good at building, maintaining and repairing relationships? Most would say no. Throwing away a lasting competitive advantage in life and business. These six skills are incredibly handy, imminently practical, clearly essential skills necessary for success in business.

      Unfortunately, these skills aren’t taught in most business schools since they are “soft skills.” And other majors don’t cover them at all. And so most of us toil away never perfecting the skills giving you business relationships that work.

      What Employers Want When Hiring

       Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers 2018 Job Outlook Survey

      Despite it importance, few people spend the time to really understand it or to improve the component skills of interpersonal communication. So you might way, the competition is weak.



      • TWO-WAY COMMUNICATIONUsing the Full-Duplex Method to drastically reduce miscommunication
      • LISTENING SkillsSix types of listening: Five that improve listening and one that doesn't
      • NONVERBAL CommunicationHow to better read face and hear the meaning in tones and intonation
      • The Use of QUESTIONS: Eight types of questions that shape a conversation
      • Your RELATIONSHIPSHow to generate positive impressions, increase trust, & be better liked
      • INTERVIEWING: Most people don't spend the time needed to polish their communication skills before the interview. And so, they lose the job. Don't let this happen to you.

      Module Descriptions

      This is just like taking a regular on-line class at a university. The focus in on expertise, knowing and understanding. 

      Sign-up and then wait for more information. If a particular class doesn’t have enough members to be run, you can ask for your money back or choose another type of delivery option on this page. Start with others in the class.

      If a particular class doesn’t have enough members to be run, you get your money back or choose another type of delivery option on this page. This class runs on a cycle of one-module a week; which includes exercises and  application assignments.

      • 15-Oct-2023
      • 03-Dec-2023
      • Available as an Instructor-Led Full Class over 6-weeks OR as 12-week Dual Track Coaching
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      "When managers and other responsible persons in business organizations are asked how much of the work day is spent in communicating, the replies range from 85 to 99 percent." -- Harold Zelko and Frank Dance (1965)

      This course focuses on six essential leadership communication skills—the kind of skills that lead to increased levels of responsibility and increased pay. 

      After all, one cannot be effective as a leader if one doesn't posses stellar communication skills. 

      And really, you can never get too good at the art of communication.

      Modules include:

      This is just like taking a regular on-line class at a university. The focus in on expertise, knowing and understanding. 

      Sign-up and then wait for more information. If a particular class doesn’t have enough members to be run, you can ask for your money back or choose another type of delivery option on this page. Start with others in the class.

      If a particular class doesn’t have enough members to be run, you get your money back or choose another type of delivery option on this page. This class runs on a cycle of one-module a week; which includes exercises and  application assignments.

      • 29-Oct-2023
      • 09-Dec-2023
      • A 4-Week On-Line Full Class With Instructor
      "The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority." -- Ken Blanchard

      Many managers and executives depend too much on their authority -- a limited source of power that doesn’t work well on peers and the boss. Consequently, they fail to get the results they want.

      Additionally, many individuals rely too much on positional influence, rather than developing personal influence. Positional influence is typically limited and constrained, but personal influence is something that can be grown and expanded. Another fact limiting influence, is that many tend to act selfishly like dragons hoarding their gold; rather than socially, like philanthropists who spread the wealth of their influence to benefit others.

      This class expands your knowledge by providing practical influence techniques.  You learn about:

      How to project EXPERTISE.

      Ways one can use developmental COACHING.

       The Nature of building CHARISMA.

       Using VISION—The Power of Setting Expectations.

      If you are taking Foundations to Great Leadership concentration, positive reinforcement, punishment, relationships, and persuasion is covered in other Full Classes.

      • 29-Oct-2023
      • 10-Dec-2023
      • A Six-Module Program. Available As An Instructor-Led Full Class (Level I Learning: Expertise Development) OR Available As A Dual Track Coaching Program (Level II Learning: Skill Development)

      This leadership training package contains down to earth, practical techniques based on behavioral principles to extinguish problems or ignite topnotch performance.

      • How to identify what turns employees on and off about work
      • Social rewards to recognize, praise, and commend superior performance.
      • 5 tools to initiate and prompt desired actions.
      • Crucial traps to dodge when applying negative reinforcement and punishment.
      • Internal and external motivators which change behavior.
      • The secrets of using modeling to set standards.
      • Four sound, proven triggers that prime dynamite performance

      • 05-Nov-2023
      • 16-Dec-2023
      • Full Class On-Line With 4-Modules (Concentration: Leadership Skills)

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      Many "executive teams" fall short of their potential, resembling disjointed individuals rather than a cohesive unit. In such an environment, the potential of a team is often untapped, anchored at the baseline of mediocrity rather than soaring to the heights of excellence.

      Furthermore, studies reveal that a significant chunk of meeting time — between 30% to 60% — is unproductive. While meetings are crucial, many leaders struggle to conduct them effectively, leading to unresolved issues and ill-informed decisions.

      This course equips you with actionable tools and strategies to:

      • Transform disjointed groups into high-performing teams.
      • Conduct meetings that are efficient, focused, and productive.
      • Foster motivation, reduce conflicts, and establish clear communication channels.
      • Define roles, responsibilities, and achieve consensus for actionable outcomes.


      1. From Group to Team 

      In this module, you will explore the foundational differences between groups and teams. You'll delve deep into the core attributes that set high-functioning teams apart from mere groups of individuals. By understanding and modifying group norms, you can pave the way for enhanced cohesion and collaboration. By the end of this module, you'll possess the skills and knowledge to steer a disjointed group towards collective unity, ensuring that every member contributes towards a common purpose.

      2. Efficient Meetings

      Meetings are essential, yet so much time in them is often squandered. Dive into the secrets of running efficient, productive meetings where every minute counts. Learn strategies to keep discussions on track, involve all participants, and ensure actionable takeaways. With the tools from this module, you can transform meetings from time-wasting obligations into valuable sessions of synergy and collaboration.

      3. Groups to High-Performance Teams

      Every organization desires teams that outperform expectations. In this pivotal module, discover the step-by-step evolution process that morphs ordinary groups into high-performance powerhouses. Understand the dynamics, stages, and catalysts of team development, and apply these principles to supercharge your team's performance.

      4. Facilitating Leadership

      Great teams need guiding lights. Dive into the nuances of leadership styles that prioritize facilitation and consensus-building. Grasp techniques to harmonize differing opinions, foster constructive discussions, and guide your team towards unanimous, actionable decisions. Equip yourself with the leadership skills that inspire trust, respect, and collaborative achievement.

      5. Rapid Team Set-Up

      Time is of the essence in today's fast-paced world. Learn the art of quickly assembling project teams, ensuring that every member understands their role, responsibilities, and the team's goals from day one. This module equips you with strategies to orientate, motivate, and kickstart your team's journey towards success without unnecessary delays.

      6. The Problem Solving Process

      Problems are inevitable, but how you address them defines your team's success. This module offers a deep dive into systematic approaches to problem-solving. Understand how to identify root causes, brainstorm solutions, and implement strategies effectively. Equip your team with the robustness to tackle challenges head-on, ensuring issues become opportunities for growth and learning.

      • 05-Nov-2023
      • 17-Dec-2023
      • A Six-Module On-Line Full Class

      Portrait of Ben Franklin


      This is due to the fact that leadership is influence, and we don't influence things, we influence people. And the more you understand about how cognition affects behavior, the better you will understand what you see.

      Module 1: How To Emerge as a Leader

      Edmund Leighton (1853–1922) God Speed

      Assume you have just been given a position with a new title—you are in charge of a group of strangers. The title and the position help, but you still have a challenge, you must emerge as there leader.

      Module 2: What Makes a Group a Group and a Team a Team

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      Another type of leader in demand in today's world is the one you can build teams. A team leader is difficult, much tougher than being a supervisor of a group. However, teams are worth going after since teams out perform groups. And companies that know how to develop teams and their leaders typically out perform those who don't.

      Module 3: Avoiding The Bad Leader

      Stalin, Lenin, Kalinin in 1919. Image by: E rulez

      We tend to focus on the good, but we also need to understand the bad. Bad leadership has two aspects to it: the first is the person who is not effective as a leader, who has little influence or who has to rely almost exclusively on authority. A second dimension is the person who has a great deal of influence who can cause people who can engage in unethical or immoral actions.

      Module 4: Personality Traits 

      Traits are characteristics, patterns of behavior and thinking that are consist over time. They are also strong tendencies to act in a similar way across many different types of situations. For example, an introvert consistently will not say much, while the extrovert is continuously uses the voice. For leaders, traits are valuable in two ways. First, by identifying traits in another, one can predict how that person will act in the future. Secondly, it is reasonable to assume that certain traits associated with the being a leader and others associated with being a follower.

      Module 5: The Psychology of Success

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      Success as a leader begins with understanding what goes on inside. For example, an entrepreneur must possess both management ability and leadership skills if the business is to grow. Learn what the psychologist's have identified some of the common aspects important in success.

      Module 6: Social Psychology — Understanding Organizational Culture

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      Sad to say, one can succeed as a leader in one culture and miserably fail in another. It's important to understand the key organizational and national differences that impact leader influence. Rather than look at all national cultures, the focus is on East and West.

    Academy full classes present content weekly just like taking a regular university class. It's perfect for those who want:

    • Expertise within a certain time frame — most courses run four or six-weeks. 
    • A live instructor who guides and augments the content.
    • Optional coaching to take the content to the next level, that of skills.

    • All Sections
    All sections have graphics to make them visually pleasing. Most of these are great paintings from some of the grand masters. Many contain quotes.
    • Section I: Objectives
    This sets the scope for the module. 

    Description. Most modules have a description, a set of objectives (both Level I and Level II) and readings from a text.

    Learning Outcomes. There are two types. One is expertise or level I learning. The section are the skill one can develop. 

    • Section II: Contents
    Standard content items include:
    The Lecture. Normally, and, of course, videos. L

    ecture materials from experts in the field or video content created by academy instructors. Of course, we TED or carefully vetted videos from 

    Podcasts. We can also hear some of the greatest experts in the world appear on audio, many of which are published authors. 

    Readings. These are more than than the first three articles on a Google search, they are carefully chosen to  
    • Section III: Exercises and Application 
    What separates a course from a book are the exercises and application assignments. Exercises are usually posts worth sharing. Both are important for they form the basis for skill building.
    • Section IV: For More Information
    More articles, videos and resources designed to add to your expertise. 

    We also add fun material and content that is just plan interesting.  

    Two Ways To Develop Your Expertise

    Four Steps to Get Started

    Needs Analysis


    a. Choose a role or map your skills on the stage of business (Optional but highly recommended)

    b. For Expertise, choose your ConcentrationFull Class, or self-paced module.

    c. For Skills, decide on either Dual Track Coachingor Impact Coaching. Contact us to coordinate on module(s).


    This part of the process is easy. It's like buying any product by credit card for the first time. 


    1. Choose a public program on this site OR contact us for customized training. 

    2. Register and pay for the course of learning.

    3. Fill Out Your Profile.

    4. Stay on top of the orientation emails you will receive. 


    Taking on orientation program is optional, but highly recommended. We run three orientations:

    1. Orient Yourself to Moodle. Never taken on online class? We got you covered.

    2. Enhance Expertise. For the full classes, we focus on improving reading comprehension, focusing attention, and how to reduce the forgetting curve.

    3. Upgrade Skills. Few know how to practice. Fewer still know the mental practices that accelerate skill development.


    Engage in one or more of our four, six, twelve or sixteen- week courses. 

    Proof of learning does not involve grades (unless needed for employer reimbursement). As evidence of successful completion you receive a certificate (for expertise) and badges (for coaching). 

    Develop artifacts elated to the work you do in a course. This can be shared on sites like Linkedin as part of your profile.  

    Finally, reflect on experience to develop lessons learned. 

    Strive For Mastery

    Mastery Level 1: Developing Expertise

    Proof of Learning 
For Coaching & Classes

    • Grades. Grades if needed them for reimbursement.
    • Feedback. Exercises and assignments receive both a numeric score and written comments. In coaching, feedback is primarily verbal.
    • Side Notes. A great tool that shows what you know and what you missed.
    • Proof of Completion. If you do the assignments, we will provide a certificate for you records.
    • Reflection Notes. A key tool in accelerating skill development, rarely used in universities. 
    • Badges. This are attached to specific competencies in a concentration.
    • Sharable Artifacts. Just what employers want to see, proof the you have done what you say you did. This typically show-up on Linkedin as a slide desk, video, or a visually pleasing writing assignment. 
    • Projects. You can share what you can did, typically the strategy, the plan and the results. 
    • Certificates. Complete a concentration and receive a certificate as recognition of your accomplishments.
    • Application Guides. In skill-based learning, you have specific guidance for practice the services as a skill building roadmap.

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