The Legacee Academy

Work Skills For Individuals & Organizations

Dare

To Be Great

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." William Shakespeare

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    • 02-May-2022
    • 30-May-2022
    • Two Learning Options: An Online Self-Paced Course (For Expertise) OR as Dual Track Coaching (For Skills)
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    Dream big dreams; only big dreams have the power to move men’s souls.” — Marcus Aurelius

    Many are the doors of opportunity open to you. But you must imagine yourself stepping through those doors in the future." — M. Johannsen

    Choose Your Roles. You best map out the roles we want to play on the stage of work. For we can be a star, but only if we see it first in your imagination. 

    Future Proof Your Career. Some simply live in the present; but others — they use the present to construct a better future. For example, birds exist day-to-day, but squirrels. They store food in the summer for winter.

    This Course Has You:

    Construct Four Future Roles. A core part of skill mapping is to define the key skill-sets required to play a particular role. But first, you have to define your social roles. Three of them are future oriented, one is related to what you are currently doing.

    Identify Major Trends In Your Future. Futurists have done our work for us. Don't be blind-sided by the forces that will create or destroy careers.

    Exercise Your Imagination. Learn and practice a couple of guided visualization techniques.

    Remember, all great accomplishments start in our minds eye.

    Choose a Method of Learning

    a. Self-Paced Learning. Enhance your expertise. Take your time — you have 30-days.

    b. Short Course Coaching. Want personalized feedback or support? Get instruction from someone skilled at both teaching and coaching. It’s a practical alternative to courses offered at universities —plus you receive a badge and a certificate upon successful completion. Get the theory down the first week practice, focus on skill building the next three. 


    Money Back Guarantee.You can ask for a refund any time during the first two-weeks of  these 30-day programs.


    • 09-May-2022
    • 06-Jun-2022
    • Take on Online Self-Paced Course (For Expertise) OR as Dual Track Coaching (For Skills)
    Register



    Anything really worth doing, is going to be difficult. 

    And since most everyone will face difficulties at some point of life, it is important to understand how resiliency works and how mental toughness can be enhanced.

    Learning Objectives

    • What resilience is — what it isn't
    • What it takes to increase your mental toughness
    • Why all great success rests on a foundation of resilience
    • The nature of control in achieving success — both internal locus and external.
    • How not to respond to adversity—the trap of learned helplessness.
    • Take assessments, perform exercises and do application assignments


    • 09-May-2022
    • 06-Jun-2022
    • A 4-Module Program. Available as on On-Line Full Class With Instructor (Concentration: Transformational Leadership)
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    "A competitive world has two possibilities for you. You can lose. If you want to win, you can change." — Lester Thurow

    Image of a collage of a number of transformational leaders from previous centuries.


    Changing yourself is hard, must harder than it appears. Changing others is harderstill. Yet, change we must if we are to innovate and adapt to shifts in the environment. In this course, you will begin the transformational processes necessary to become a great transformational leader.


    In this intensive course, you will experience:

    • Learn to Better Learn 
    • The 4 Key Competencies of Transformational Leaders
      • Skill at Building Skills
      • The Transformational Mind-set
      • The Nine Sphere of Influence
      • Self-Improvement and Self-Mastery
    • The Major Tools Needed For Personal Change

    Over the next four weeks, you will:

    a. Meet other members of program

    b. Spend face-time with the instructor

    c. Assess your leadership knowledge and skills

    d. Experience learning modules in the program

    e. Better define your unique opportunities to lead

    f. Get a more detailed briefing on the seven classes in the main program


    • 09-May-2022
    • 19-Jun-2022
    • A 6-module Online Program. Available as a 6-week Full Class With Instructor (Concentration: The Transformational Leadership)
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    "If you stop being better, you stop being good."  Oliver Cromwell, The Lord Protector of England

     

     

    There is nothing worse then finding out you can't advance due to factors you control.

    Those with the moral authority to lead, have virtues followers identify with.  More importantly, they Take Action to practice and install these in day-to-day activities that make up work and life. After all, it’s a poor sort of ethical system if you can't use it to guide daily decisions and actions.  

     It’s about making yourself better

    By taking this class you will learn:

    • How to reveal your flaws and search for the elusive fatal flaw
    • A powerful way to evolve yourself by defining your virtues
    • About installing a virtue and minimizing your vice


    Module 1: The Search For The Fatal Flaw

     “A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”   George Bernard Shaw

    Hieronymus Bosch The Seven Deadly Sins

    Hieronymus Bosch- The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things

    Module Description

    If each of us that the potential to do good and bad, we should understand the nature of the bad in hopes that we can prevent this from occurring. In other words, assuming free will (a big assumption), you will choose what path you travel down. Just as important, is your ability to recognize pathologies in others. In this case, we are going to focus on traits and behaviors, the kind of thing you can observe in yourself and see in others.

    In this module, you will do what very few people do — document your flaws. For example, if you ask the average person what their top ten weaknesses are, they would look confused, the offended before going into denial that they have any flaws at all. Or perhaps they will give you a fake one—the kind of thing that you would do if you were in an interview.

    The search for the fatal flaw is a characteristics that will cause you no end of grief if you do not take care of it.

    "Power Corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." — Lord Acton. Said in 1887, these words still ring true today. But you should also understand that, money corrupts just as much as power.

    Learning Objectives

    Level I: Knowledge and Understanding

    • Identify the definitions of the seven deadly sins.
    •  Understand how Allport defined the different category of personality traits.
    •  Discover the Big Five personality traits

    Level II: Skill Development

    • Capture your "bad" personality traits..
    • Document your top sins and explain why these are a problem.
    • Document insights into emotions/states of mind that are considered to be weaknesses.

    Key Concepts

    • The Seven Deadly Sins
    • Negative emotions
    • Harmful states of mind
    • Personality Traits
    • Cardinal
    • Central
    • Secondary
    • The Fatal Flaw


    Module 2: Evolve Your self — Define Your Virtues

    "Virtues are not just about ethics, morals and character, they are the habits of great men and woman. But before you can develop them, you have to define them." — M. Johannsen


    Image from the ceiling from the Sistine Chapel. Painting by Michelangelo

    “The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.” Elizabeth Taylor

    Module Description

    Most people, that vast majority I belief, never ask themselves what they should be, what they should become by the time they check out of life. Sure, everyone focus on money and having lots of it, but very few focus on this issues of the character. Do you want be kind? Or is this unimportant. How about creative? Or resilient? or Optimistic? It seems strange that we would spend more time on our taxes in a year than we would what kind of person we should be. In this section, you will put together a profile for your "Ideal Self."

    Learning Objectives

    Level I: Knowledge and Understanding

    • Understand the nature of the ideal self.
    • Know the nature of moral virtues as defined by the Catholic Church
    • Know that there are competitive traits helpful in sports
    • Identify traits commonly associated with great leadership

    Level II: Skill Development

    • Define a set of future roles you would like to play on the stage of life.
    • Evaluate what set of virtues will help you to play your next to rooms.

    “Virtues are too difficult,” I told him, shaking my head. “Look how old you are and you’ve hardly made a dent in them. I’ll admit, you seem to have zeal nailed, as well as faith and temperance. Self control? I’ve got my doubts based on your recent actions. I’m not seeing the kindness, love or generosity, either. That humility thing seems to be pretty far beyond your reach, too. Really, really far. I’m sorry to tell you this, but from what I can see, the sin of pride is a major component of your character. Dude, you’re old. You should have these things pretty well ticked off your shopping list by now. I’m seriously disappointed. Seriously.”

    Debra Dunbar, A Demon Bound

    Module 4: Define Your Plan For Virtue Development Take Action

    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle

    “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” — Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor, 121-180 AD. 



    Image taken by: Murray Johannsen

    “Where we stand in times of controversy is a measure of our character,” said the Rev.  Jesse Jackson, an Apple shareholder who attended the meeting. “Some leaders only follow opinion polls. Others stand up for their principles, refuse to compromise, and mold opinion. We have such a leader of Apple, Tim Cook.” Benner, (2016) Apple Shareholders Show Their Support for Tim Cook, New York Times, Feb 25..

    Module Description

    Once you know your starting point and your destination, you still have to get from here to there. And this frankly, is the hard part. It's easy to come up with the map, it's hard to walk down the path. For what you are striving to do is reduce your bad behaviors, flaws and sins and substitute a better set of behaviors which we call the virtues.

    Unfortunately, this is not like taking a class, which you will only due once. You will have to practice many times. And you will find that sometimes you take a step forward, you will take a step back and it seems like you are standing in place. Don't worry about it. 

    Learning Objectives

    Level I: Knowledge and Understanding

    • Understand the nature of procrastination
    • Understand why few have strong self-control and will-power to resist temptations
    • Discover how Ben Franklin was able to develop his virtues

    Level II: Skills Development

    • Practice using the same technique as Ben Franklin Technique to develop your virtues.
    • Develop a combination of techniques to mentally practice developing one virtue that is not being used.

    Other Skills To Develop

    • Reflection
    • Insight
    • Self-Control

    “Don't make another's pain the source of your own happiness.” Mark Frost, The Paladin Prophecy

    MODULE 5: TAKE ACTION PRACTICE FOR 3 WEEKS



    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.

    Bonus MODULE: YOU’RE GOOD AND YOU’RE BAD: THE PARADOX OF YOUR MIND

    "Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

    “The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.” — Cyrano De Bergerac

    “Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”  George Washington


    Antonio Canova (1757–1822) Justice. Image by: Fondazione Cariplo

    Module Description

    The Ego, as the primary part of the mind that deals with realty, also has some characteristics that prevent it from achieving happiness. This session looks at a number of these limitations.

    Freud was the first Western psychologist to point out the Ego was wrapped in a cocoon of largely unconscious mechanisms that protect—the way a blanket protects a baby. However, in adults, these Ego defense mechanisms filter and distort realty in ways that prevent the Ego from dealing with anxiety and dangerous truths. And so the Ego stays immature--often entering a state of arrested development.

    Learning Objectives

    Level I: Knowledge and Understanding

    • Understand the major flaws associated with human nature.
    • Know the common model used in Western psychology for the nature of of your mind.


    Level II: Skills Development

    • Develop the insight to discover your flaws and search for the Fatal Flaw
    • Document your flaws as they exist.
    • Develop the insight to know what will make you virtuous
    • Develop the self-discipline to be able to develop a virtue.

    Key Concepts

    • Morality and Ethics
    • The Ego and The Unconscious
    • Jung" Shadow
    • Karma
    • Postive
    • Negative
    • Self-deception and Cognitive bias
    • Ego (Neurotic) Ego Defense Mechanisms


    • 06-Jun-2022
    • Take on Online Self-Paced Course (For Expertise) OR as Dual Track Coaching (For Skills)
    Register

    If you act to change the existing order of things, you are on the Quest of Heroes.

    Pallas Athena statue, in front of the building of the Parliament in Vienna, Austria. Image by: Zebulon.

    This gives you a great and noble purpose, to fundamentally make your world a better place. For in the structure the hero's journey, we see our own struggles to achieve. 

      Learning Objectives
      Level I Learning: Expertise
        • Identify the essential elements needed to move from average to great.
        • Delve into the power of myth to understand the challenges you will face.
        • Get inspiration from the Hero archetype in the great stories from the past 
        • Understand the Four Core Competencies of Transformational Leaders
        • Know why transformational leaders and Great Founders need to act less like managers and more like heroes.
        Level II Learning: Skills
        • Assess where you are on your Quest
        • Choose your path, construct your vision for what you will do next
        • Find two heroes that will serve as an example and source of inspiration
        • Delve into identifying flaws limiting your success



        Want personalized feedback or support? Get instruction from someone skilled at both teaching and coaching. It’s a practical alternative to courses offered at universities —plus you receive a badge and a certificate upon successful completion. Get the theory down the first week practice, focus on skill building the next three. 



        We all face a choice, to strive to do something great or to die forgotten. For Heroes do great things. And because they do great things, they will not die forgotten

      What Makes These Programs Different


      1. Map Your Skills. The path to success has been compared to climbing a mountain. You know you need to climb, you first need a map.

       Programs To Help You Push The Envelope

      2. Act More Resilient. Doing anything exceptional is difficult. Understand how others overcame great difficulties and heart rendering challenges.

      3. Be a Hero: Heroes are alive today. Discover what one can learn from the heroes of yore relevant to remarkable accomplishments.

      4. Discover Transformational Leadership. . Find out how to evolve into a catalyst for transformation.

      5. Vice to Virtues. Work on a virtue to make you special. 


      6. Up Your Game: Learn From the Past — Imagine the Future. Practice how to use both vision take into reality and reflection to learn from the experience. 

      If you want to learn theory, go to a university. If you want to apply, attend this academy.

      We FOCUS ON A BETTER LEARNING MODEL


      You cannot find this program at a typical university.


      There are no grades, tests or research papers.


      You have three levels of learning: expertise, mastery or master instructor.


      That means the focus is on real world application what works in the 21st Century.


      These practical programs useful in the real world. 


      Fifth, we focus on hot skills for the 21st Century Century


      Choose A  Program  Right  For  You



      Our Four Phase Delivery Process

      Assess Your Needs


      Steps

      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 Coaching or Impact Coaching. Contact us to coordinate on module(s).

      Enrolling


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

      Steps:

      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. 

      Orientation


      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.

      Learning


      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. 

      Don't forget, you have a money-back guarantee.

      Strive For Excellence


      Mastery Level 1: Developing Expertise


      Mastery Level 2: Developing Skills


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