The Legacee Academy

Work Skills For Individuals & Organizations

Leadership Foundations


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

 


The Importance of Leadership


Leaders must be home grown since leadership cannot be learned from courses offered in universities.


Consequently, without leadership development training, many organizations will never make teams work or lead the charge for change.

Personal leadership assumes that 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.

We assume you DO NOT want to use your organizational position or authority to get compliance. So we focus on other types of leadership techniques and methods that allow you to influence, motivate and persuade.

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.

 
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.    


Learn Major Competencies


Work 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.
Verbal 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. 
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. 
Social 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. 
Group Dynamics 
    • Much of your work life will be spend in a group setting, yet few of us know much about triumphs, trials and tribulations about working in a group.

Choose A  Format  Right  For  You

This program presents the foundation leadership skills one uses in a variety of contexts. But primarily, we focus on "moments of truth" between you and other. 


You Have Options

Upcoming Classes

    • 01-Nov-2021
    • Available as an Instructor-Led Full Class over 6-weeks OR as 12-week Dual Track Coaching
    • 10
    Register


     

    "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.


    • 01-Nov-2021
    • A 6-module Online Program. Available as an Instructor-Led Full Class over 6-weeks OR as 12-week Dual Track Coaching
    Register

     "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.

     

    MUST HAVE INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 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.


    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.

    • 01-Nov-2021
    • A Six-Module On-Line Full Class
    Register


    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


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    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.


    • 15-Nov-2021
    • 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)
    Register


    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




    • 15-Nov-2021
    • Full Class On-Line With Four Modules (Concentration: Transformational Leadership) Elective
    Register

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    Often "executive teams" aren't. They function like a group of feuding kids fighting to please a difficult father or mother. Without effective leadership, groups never evolve into teamsundefinedthey get stuck performing on the floor of mediocrity, not the ceiling of possibility.

    Besides problems with group dynamics, research indicates that 30% to 60% of the time spent in meetings is wasted. Despite its importance, few managers run good meetings. More importantly, bad meetings result in problems not getting solved and wrong decisions getting made.

    Learn tools and techniques to increase motivation and participation; set codes of conduct; decrease conflict; evolve a group into a team; establish consensus; define roles and responsibilities; and play the critical communication roles that lead to action.

    This class shows you how to:

    •     Change group norms.
    •     Improve the meeting process.
    •     Evolve groups into high performance teams.
    •     Establish high performance teams
    •     Quickly set-up project teams

Past Programs Available On-Demand for Organizations or Coaching Clients

13-Sep-2021 LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS: What You Must Know About Leadership (Concentration: Leadership Foundations)
25-Sep-2019 Building an Essential Application Skill


Our Four Phase Delivery Process

Needs Analysis


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 Coachingor 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. 

Strive For Excellence


Mastery Level 1: Developing Expertise


Mastery Level 2: Developing Skills


Bring Learning Inside Your Organization


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About The Program Designer


Murray Johannsen is founder and President of Legacee and The Legacee Academy where he heads-up the focus on high demand skill-sets not taught well (or at all) by most b-schools. These include the major competencies of: the skill of building skills, digital marketing, and transformational leadership. Murray also keeps one foot in the academia by serving as an adjunct professor at UCLA and other universities. Finally, he continues to research and publish on major developments in the future of work and 21st Century skills. He has a MBA from the University of Iowa and a M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University.

Programs With Flexibility Designed In

You might say, expertise requires memorization; skill development requires practice; and mastery requires real effort. But whatever level of learning you want, we follow a process (see below). Discover how the classes (and the modules within them) are organized.

Opportunities For Leaders

Smart people up there game before they need to play. This is, those on the fast track prepare themselves ahead of time for greater responsibility.  When the door of opportunity opens, they are ready to step through it. You may want to:

    • Prosper as a team leader. A tough role to play. Typically, you have all the responsibilities of a supervisor with none of the authority.
    • Get your ducks in a row — be a project manager. Leadership is important here since one (ideally) can evolve the group into a team.
    • Prepare to be a supervisor. It's long been known, supervisors don't lose that job because of lack of technical skills, they lack people skills.
    • Hop onto the fast track. Most organizations (although they won't say so) have identified a pool to promote quickly.  

Options For Individual Learning

Take a Self-paced Course

. You have the freedom work get it done when you want.

Take any Public Program as they come up. A nice way to meet others who are also interested in what you are interested in.

Get Coaching on the Dual Track. Take a module (there are many) and strive to master it in 30-days.
Access Customized Learning. We have subject matter experts who can put together something designed uniquely for you in the areas of:
Leadership,

Skill mastery, and

Digital marketing. 


Human Resource or Training Manager

Organizations have different delivery options.  For groups this includes: on-line, blended or even live training (we bring the instructor to you). Either on an individual class or as a cohort basis. 

One can also choose whether you want the coaching necessary to develop skills or would rather focus on skills. 

Rather than develop a class (an expensive proposition), you can

• License one or more in a series, and 
• Use the courseware with your own trainers or ours.






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