The Legacee Academy

Work Skills For Individuals & Organizations

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Learn The Necessary Competencies To Lead


Powerful Theories of How To Motivate Yourself & Others

    • 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.
12 Verbal Communication Skills
    • 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.

Groups To Teams

    • Teams can be built. But only if you have a skills leader who has depth in group dynamics.
Major Leadership Theories
    • You will learn the basics, assess you own skill, know where you are weak and know where you are strong. 

The Art of Reflection

    • Experience teaches us little. Learn how to learn from practice and the teaching experience that occur during our life. 

Online Classes: Upcoming & Past Ones

    • 18-Apr-2022
    • 29-May-2022
    • 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.


    • 25-Apr-2022
    • 05-Jun-2022
    • 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.

    • 16-May-2022
    • 26-Jun-2022
    • 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




    • 16-May-2022
    • 13-Jun-2022
    • Full Class On-Line With 4-Modules (Concentration: Leadership Skills)
    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
    • 16-May-2022
    • 12-Jun-2022
    • Take on Online Self-Paced Course (For Expertise) OR as Dual Track Coaching (For Skills)
    Register



    This is the basis for McClelland's Acquired Needs.   He only focused on three where should learn more about:

    • The need for power,
    • The need for affiliation, and
    • The need for achievement.

    These are powerful enough that they will drive your choice of careers and ultimately influence the degree of success you have in the world. But we see people using their jobs as a means of satisfying these needs in the world to work. Discover more about these three very important needs in video one. 

    Video 1: Three Critically Important Needs You Need to Understand (Time 12:15) 


    The remaining three videos will tell you more about each of these needs -- needs that you see operating in the real world.

    Video 2: Need ForAffiliation  (Understanding The Nature of Affiliation) (Time: 5:50)

    To the chagrin of the economists and the ire of the CFOs, people don't exist just to pump out as much work that they can to satisfy the greed of the stockholders. They also use work to satisfy social needs—their need for affiliation.

    Of course, some are low on the affiliation scale and they like nothing better than to be left alone. This is sometimes referred to as having a high need for autonomy. However,  those who are high on affiliation needs will choose jobs and careers but have lots of people around.

    People charge them up. People get them motivated. It's all about having friends.

    Need for affiliation is one of the most important of all the needs we possess. There is no more psychologically damaging punishment than to isolate someone from others. It’s important to understand this need since it drives choice of careers and whether you are happy doing what you are doing.

    Video 3: The Need For Power (All About Power: Why You and Others Find is so Seductive) (Time: 33.40)

    What is it about power? Those that have it want more. And those who don't have it, want it. Having power makes many people feel good. And so they spend their life continually seeking more of it.

    You might call power seductive, you might call this need self-reinforcing;  you might hate it, or you my love it but you can never ignore it. Some people believe that to really understand bureaucratic organizations, you must discover how those higher up in the dominance hierarchy exercise power.

    Honestly, most people have a distaste, a revolution toward power. Until that is, you get some. They one finds out that you really like it. Not just like it, but really want more. Power is not inherently bad, it is not essentially good, it all depends on how you choose to exercise it.

    Video 4: The Need For Achievement (Time: 36:50)

    It has long been known that one of the most important learned needs you can develop is achievement motivation. Not only is it associated with success as an entrepreneur, it is also a major component of emotional intelligence

    Achievers drive themselves to greater levels of accomplishment. Find out more about what it is and discover six techniques that you can use to influence his development for the thought, the prior to the development of money there is the drive to achieve. This presentation covers foundation techniques to increase this type of motivational force.


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


    Image by: A. Savan. Notice that the leader is out front, providing direction to those following.

    "You cannot manage men into battle. You manage things; you lead people."  Grace Hopper, Admiral, U. S. Navy (retired), Nova ( PBS TV), 1986

    To succeed you have to play two roles on the stage of business: manager and leader. For these two roles you want to be a star, a bit player.

    Yet many b-schools fail to clearly distinguish between these two vital roles. On the play of life, you are stuff with an ambiguous role. These professors typically say that leadership is just a small subset of management (called directing), and that people want to be managed. Such a lie. People don't want to be managed; but if you lead them, they will follow you anywhere.

    A depiction of elements of project management. Image by: alphamu57

    The truth is, both roles are critically important ones for success in business and government. People need someone to lead them, just as much as they need an effective manager. 

    Yet, too many suffer under incompetent managers and leaders who simply are bosses who throw their authority around. 

    But there is a huge difference between functioning as a manager and acting like a leader. You can't lead people the same way you would manage time, resources on the balance sheet or expenses on an income statement. 

    Discover what these are. Find out more about how to play each role so you too can be a star on the stage. 


    Mulbery Street, New York City, circa 1900

    Learning Objectives

    • Know the major functions, skills, and responsibilities associated with functioning as an effective manager.
    • Discover the major focus areas and behaviors associated with being an effective leader.
    • Dispel your confusion — understand the fundamental differences between being a leader and a manager.

    "Managers have subordinates—Leaders have followers." Murray Johannsen

    On Expertise Development (Level I Learning)

    • Major Learning Formats: a. Full Classes and b. Short Courses

    • The Five Concentrations of the Legacee Academy 
    • A Sample Short Course: From Tough as Nails Sample Structure  

    On Skill-Based Learning (Level II Learning)

    • Turn Theory Into Skills: Dual Track Learning (Article and Video)

    Discover Skill-Based Learning: Program Overview

    • Overview: Getting From Novice to Mastery

    • Skills Mapping: How to Define the Skills Needed for Future Success

Past Programs Available On-Demand for Organizations or Coaching Clients

11-Apr-2022 Mastering Reflection: How to Perfect Practice & Learn From Experience (Concentrations: The Mastery Practices & Leadership Skills)


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. 

Choose a Format Right For You


Mastery Level 1: Developing Expertise


Mastery Level 2: Developing Skills


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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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