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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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    • 21-Aug-2019
    • A 6-module Online Training Program. Available as an Instructor-Led Full Class over 6-weeks. (Level I Learning: Expertise) OR as a 12-week Dual Track Full Class (Level II Learning: Expertise & Skills)
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     It doesn't pay to be lost and confused, uncertain of direction, full of doubt over what work roles you want to play, and what mountain you want to climb on the path to career success. 

    Set-up a FREE CONSULTATION

    Step 1: Craft Your Vision: Flesh Out The Four Roles To a Better Future

    This module is also currently available as a Self-paced Course OR with Coaching & Mentoring.



    Roles aren't just played in Hollywood and Bollywood. On the stage of work, you can be a bit player or a star. Imagine your future roles a future you define — not your boss, not your parents, not your university — you.

    See the Module Course Description 

    Step 2: Set-Up the Environmental Scanning Process




    Sure, you can surround yourself with a zone of complacency and now understand what's going on. But the world is stronger than your security blanket. You might as well know as to be ignorant.    

    Step 3: Identify and Prioritize Threats and Opportunities

    "Luck is what you call it when preparation meets opportunity." — Gen. David Petraeous, Frequent Saying, Washington Post, June 23, 2010


    You’ll be in the career slow lane if you can’t sense opportunity. Worse, you can lose what you have if you don’t deal with primary threats. Be a strategist — of your own career. 

    Globalization is not all peace, love and happiness. The evolving global economic structure has created a number of real threats and possible threats that will have to be dealt with and planned for. This section will look at existing threats and highly probable ones impacting global business.

    It was once said that opportunity is often masked as an insurmountable problem. Since there are no lack of problems in the world, we all must be surrounded by opportunity.

    Unfortunately, very few people know what opportunity is let alone sense it. To paraphrase a Winston Churchill hill saying, "The average man trips over opportunity, but quickly stands up and keeps going."

    Step 4Uncover Your Core Five Skill-sets, Your Virtues, Your Traits 

    “You get hired because of your strengths, fired because your weaknesses.” — Murray Johannsen




    Image by: AnonMoos

    You can't easily change your traits, but you can build your skills. Some skills are always in demand and always pay well. Paradoxically, these are often skills not taught in the universities.  

    In the Core Five model, every role has a unique set of five competencies. They are:

    • Technical. 

    • Leadership. 

    • Management. 

    • Strategy and Tactics, and 

    • Self-Mastery. 

    Be smart — build what the universities don't teach you but corporations want — and what your desired roles require  

    Step 5:  Determine Your Own Strengths and Weaknesses

    “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War

    “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln

    As Legacees founder likes to say, “Your strengths get you hired, your weaknesses get you fired." There’s nothing worse than being blind-sided; you can’t fix what you don’t know was broken. 

    And remember, no great dream is every achieved with the strengths you now have. Iif you see yourself as an unfinished work, as someone who doesn’t want the same job for 30 years, as a person who wants to move up the ladder of success, you better work on those weaknesses.

    Step 6: Take Action: Perfect The Art of Strategy and Tactical Execution


    Mapping. On the journey of life, you better have a map or you will always be lost. That's the purpose for the first six steps. 

    Once map has given you the layout and your destination, but one must choose from among different paths to get there. For example, skills needed must be built and ignorance diminished.   

    This is the Routing. Choosing the best path is not so easy when you have lots of alternatives to sort through.

    One has to figure out how this has to be done. Understand that there are others who can do your job and machines might as well so forever build skills. Don't stop  

    This is where assessments, a mentor, or a coach comes in handy — it’s vital to get feedback from an expert. They can provide specific details only someone who really mastered a skill is capable of knowing.

    And to make the course more enjoyable, there are:

    Memorable Quotes. Lots of them from the famous and the wise.

    Beautiful Images. Numerous paintings from the old masters. After all, eyes were not made to see in black and white.

    Faded Laurels. Skills have to be refreshed. It doesn't pay to rest on what used to work.

    • 03-Sep-2019
    • A 6-module online learning program.
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     "Just because you have two ears and a mouth, doesn't mean you know how to communicate." -- A Mother's Advice To Her Son.

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    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.

    Still, at some point in climbing the organizational latter, your skills in this area will either make you or break you. Make the  investment in interpersonal communication skills, it will pay off many times over.

    What Employers Want When Hiring


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

    Still, at some point in climbing the organizational latter, your skills in this area will either make you or break you. Make the  investment in interpersonal communication skills, it will pay off many times over.

     

    LEARN THESE 6 INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
    • 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.
    • 09-Sep-2019
    • A 4-Week On-Line Full Class With Instructor
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    "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.



    • 09-Sep-2019
    • A 4-Week On-Line Full Class With Instructor
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    This class expands your knowledge by providing practical influence techniques.  You learn about:

    The Rules of Using AUTHORITY.


    How to Enhance Professional RELATIONSHIPS


     The Essence of MOTIVATION:  Positive Reinforcement & Punishment


     Using PERSUASION —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.



    • 16-Sep-2019
    • A 6-module Online Training Program. Available as an Instructor-Led Full Class over 6-weeks. (Level I Learning: Expertise) OR as a 12-week Dual Track Full Class (Level II Learning: Expertise & Skills)
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    “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” — Kennedy Family Motto

     

    This class is about developing more insight into the kind of success required to deal to deal with difficult times and challenging situations. 

     For example, to be resilient in the face of adversity is one of the most important elements of successful entrepreneurs.

    Learn, Practice and Improve of psychological pillars that help you to overcome adversity.


    "Remember, anything worth doing, is going to be difficult." — M. Johannsen, Advice to future entrepreneurs



    • 16-Sep-2019
    • A 4-module Online Program. Offered For 4-Weeks (Level I Learning: Expertise Develop) OR Over 8-Weeks (Level II Learning: Skill Building)
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    Picture by neurovelho, Sheet Music is the essential theory underlying the creation of all music.

    A FULL CLASS IN THE SKILL-BASED LEARNING CONCENTRATION

    “Our knowledge can only be finite while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.” -- Karl Popper, Austrian philosopher

    Course Overview

    In the 21st Century, each of us must continually upgrade knowledge and skills. To not do so means we risk unemployment, under employment and a life of stagnant wages. While we live in an Information Age, few schools and universities bother to teach us how to convert theory into skills. Few understand the steps–the processundefinedof how to build skills. The goal of this class is to accelerate someone going from the novice stage to the mastery stage.

    This course presents many insights useful in:

    Defining Skill-based Theory. Not all theory is can be turned into a skill. Discover how to tell what works and what does not.

    Module 1. Must Know Theories For Learning New Behaviors

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

    Image by: Luxmart Art

    Knowing how to get the most out of learning a new behavior means we have to step back and know what understand motivates it. There are three of behavioral theories: classical conditioning, operant conditioning and vicarious learning. You will discover the role each plays, the importance of knowing how to use this ourselves., and ways to apply it.

    Module 2. The Major Cognitive Learning Models

    “You tend to become what you think about.” -- Earl Nightengale: The Greatest Secret


    Roden: The Thinker: Image by: Yair Haklai

    Module Description

    The second major school of learning in psychology relates to cognition. Here the focus is on the black box of the mind, not on observable behavior. Inside the black box, there are many processesundefinedprocesses that run outside of conscious awareness. For example, listening is an extremely important mental process that has few observable elements.

    To learn how to listen, we must go in inside the black box and make changes. This module first looks at general theories of learning then it focuses on Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory as one of the more important models affecting our ability to learn.

    3. Discovering Skill-Based Theory 

    “It AIN’T so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble. It’s the things we know that just ain’t so.” undefined Mark Twain


    Page from book illustration fungi (or mycology) of different species. Woodcut and text. Done in 1581.

    Sound theory one can turn into a skill is surprisingly hard to find. Chefs know that no matter how one cooks the food, bad ingredients still produce tasteless food. It’s a variation of garbage in and garbage out —bad theory produces crummy results. Discover guidelines on how to evaluate the content, determine appropriate context and judge the “experts” to reduce the possibility of trying to build a flawed skill based on bad theory.

    One should take a look at theory from a couple of different aspects. The first is validity; i.e. do you think the method will actually work. There are many theories and models invented by professors which really aren’t valid, despite what the statistical models say.

    The second framework of analysis on how detailed the method is. Does it give you enough information to be able to mentally or physically practice.

    Module 4. The Legacee Skill Model

    “Fire! Ready! Aim!” undefined American saying

    Before on goes on a journey, it’s good to have a map. Before one builds a skill, it’s important to have a Content Learning Guide. The guide helps to flesh out the thinking process. to clearly define theory, process, outcomes and a methodology for learning.

    Goal setting is an important part of the process. Many of us have been exposed to goal setting at work. However, the process that we use in this class is different that what is done in business or government. The first part of goal setting is to use language to draft on a piece of paper what types of results one is looking for. The second phase of the process is to change the words in to images. Many would argue the the images are more important than the words. This is our view as well.

    • 23-Sep-2019
    • A 4-module Online Program. (Level I Learning: Expertise Develop) OR Over 8-Weeks (Level II Learning: Skill Building)
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    A Full Class in the Skill-Based Learning Concentration

    This is an applied class. This program presents a step-by-step format to enhance learning of complex skills. It includes a practice assignments designed to try out new skill development techniques.

    Module 1. How To Practice: The Bare Essentials

    “You can’t learn to swim by reading about it.” – Henry Mintzberg 

    Youth with Violin by Giovanni Martinelli, oil on canvas, ca. 1640-1650

    People continually underestimate the importance of practice. In many corporate settings, the trainer or seminar leader provides training but typically leaves little time for development. The importance of practice cannot be underestimated.

    Skills cannot be build without it. Practice can be physical, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be mental as well.

    Module 2. Enhancing Your Practice: How to Use Visualization and Guided Imagery

    “Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control events.” undefined Andrew Carnegie

    AnAntonio de Pereda (1611–1678) : The Knight’s Dream
    Mental practice is as powerful as physical practice in building skills. Despite its importance, few understand how to use the mind to build skills. This directly results in a tremendous loss of corporate training dollars and a a huge indirect in terms of skills never developed and never perfected. Learn how to use mental imagery to more quickly develop skills and enhance the usefulness of training programs you attend.

    It’s been known for years that visualization is a key factor in harnessing the healing factors lying untapped with the mind. The same can be said about its importance in building skills undefined its use accelerates the process of learning. But like all tools, one has to know how to use it. There are different types of imagery. Some is known as receptive–useful in both insight and creativity. Another type is known as programmed–a category helpful in skill development. Still other types of imagery are associated with certain types of states, for example such as transitioning between wakefulness and sleep.

    Module 3. Enhance Your Practice: Using Reflection and Self-Monitoring

    “The problem with the world is that the ignorant are cocksure and the wise are full of doubt.” undefined Betrand Russell

    John William Godward (1861–1922): Idle Thoughts

    It has long been known that feedback is an essential element of performance, but there is a real art in knowing to deliver it. One of the most difficult aspects of building a skill is to develop a sense of self-awareness during the practice phase. It is so difficult, that only the champions really know how it is done. However, without the development of this component skill, one really shows very little improvement in the skills we use the most.

    Traditionally, feedback is something one can get from an expert who also posses good coaching skills. However, given the nature of the skills most of you are developing, you will mostly likely not have access to a good coach.

    Sometimes a good friend can provide meaningful feedback and this is worth a try. If these two sources are not available, one has two other techniques: mindful practice and reflection. The assignment is going to be focus on the last two techniques.

    Module 4. Enhancing Your Practice undefined Generating Internal Motivation

    “Skill is nil without will.” undefined Judah ibn Tibbon, c. 1120-c.1190 Spanish physician and translation

    Karl Briullov (1799–1852): Nun"s Dream

    As Abraham Lincoln once remarked at a cabinet meeting, “If I knew what brand of whisky he [General Ulysses Grant] drinks, I would send a barrel or so to my other generals.” Motivation drives skill development. Unfortunately, many skill development efforts fail because those in it don’t address what how to motivate themselves properly. While we can solicit support from friends and family, champions understand they must develop the internal drive to keep going despite the many set-backs one will encounter. Divine the secrets of using internal and external consequences to increase internal motivation. In many cases, a few weeks is not enough time to really master a complex skill. One has to keep at it for years. On example is a foreign language or getting a black belt in Judo. To prevent giving up before the task is complete, one has to address the issue of motivation.


    Image by Mutante. This board is symbolic of mastery of one of the most complex games known–a game that requires years of years of practice to be able to master it.

Past Courses & Classes: Available On-Demand for Organizations or Coaching Clients

19-Aug-2019 An Essential Guide to Doing Business With Mainland Chinese (Elective)
07-Aug-2019 Vices To Virtues: Getting Good To Be Great
07-Aug-2019 Reach For the Stars: Developing Into a Great Transformational Leader
08-Jul-2019 VIDEO PUSH: Using Videos To Create Brand, Capture Leads and Generate Revenue (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
08-Jul-2019 POWERFUL THOUGHTS: Improving Your Performance With Self-Talk (Concentration: The Mastery Practices)
08-Jul-2019 LEAD THE PACK: How To Build Teams and Facilitate Meetings (Concentration: Leadership Foundations)
08-Jul-2019 The ABCs of Performance Management (Concentration: Motivation at Work & Leadership Foundations)
01-Jul-2019 Extending Your Personal Brand To Expand Your Network (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
01-Jul-2019 Linkedin For Business (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
24-Jun-2019 Copywriting Essentials: Creating Knock Your Socks Off Content To Wow Your Viewers (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
24-Jun-2019 Leadership Communication Skills: What You Must Know to Influence a Group (Concentration: Verbal Communication & Leadership Foundations)
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)
03-Jun-2019 The Psychology of Leadership (Concentration: Leadership Foundations)
06-May-2019 Best Practices in Conversion Using Ads and Landing Pages (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
29-Apr-2019 Meditation: Learn It, Practice It, Experience It (Concentration: The Mastery Practices)
22-Apr-2019 Digital Marketing Essentials (Concentration: Digital Marketing—University Format)
15-Apr-2019 LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS: What You Must Know About Leadership (Concentration: Leadership Foundations)
28-Jan-2019 Seeing With the Minds Eye: How to Construct Potent Imagery (Concentration: The Mastery Practices)
07-Jan-2019 Search Engine Optimization: How To Get Free Website Traffic (Concentration: Digital Marketing)
08-Oct-2018 Building an Essential Application Skill (Concentration: Skill-Based Learning)
10-Sep-2018 The Psychology of Mindfulness (Concentration: The Mastery Practices)
26-Aug-2018 Managing Performance Problems (Concentration: Motivation at Work)

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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