The Legacee Academy

The Structure of Full Classes


“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


These typically consist of six modules, normally taken in a six-week cycle or twelve-week cycle depending on how learning is applied.  For example, skill-based learning takes a little but longer since we must allow time for practice.


The General Structure of a Module in a Full Class. 



Upcoming Full Classes

    • 06-Aug-2018
    • A Six-Module Full Class On-Line (Concentration: Verbal Communication Skills & Leadership Foundations Ends Feb 26)
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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:












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    • 20-Aug-2018
    • A Six-Week Full Class On-Line With Instructor (Transformational Leadership Concentration)
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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

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    • 20-Aug-2018
    • A 4-Week On-Line Full Class With Instructor (Concentration: Mastery Practices)
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    Charles Lennox-Wright (1876-1932): Catching a Dream

    Description

    "Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." -- British Statesman, Benjamin Disraeli


    Our thoughts are a major reason we fail to get desired results. Yet, few individuals know how to improve the functioning of their most important asset -- the way their mind thinks. They never learned the long known self-talk techniques from psychology and Buddhism that improve thought and individual performance.

    Your mind is like a garden. But rather than growing beautiful flowers, the winds of thought instead carry the seeds of weeds. Rather than seeing something beautiful, you have a tangled mess. But you can clear the weeds by using self-talk. 

    This class focuses on how to better use your self-talk to cultivate thought patterns that produce better results.


    Module 1: How To Benefit From the Proper Use of Self-Talk

    Image by: Pilsmo: Skism

    It's unfortunate that the right and proper self-talk is not commonly known. It's like having a powerful engine in a high performance vehicle and then not putting any gas in the tank. 

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Understand the nature and importance of self-talk.
    • Identify the downside of negative thinking and the upside of positive thinking.
    • Discover how to better monitor your self-talk.


    Module 2: Reducing the Impact of Negative Self-Talk

    "Those who have emotional problems engage in negative self-talk about 50 percent of the time." -- R. M. Schwartz


    Evelyn De Morgan: Hope in the Prison of Despair


    Pull The Weeds In the Garden of Your Mind. Periodically, all of us must engage in “weed pulling” to diminish the impact of negative thoughts and thinking. 

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Identify the major limiting beliefs that keep you from being more successful
    • Recognize the different types of negative self-talk
    • Know how you can diminish the impact of limiting beliefs

    Skill Building Practice

    • Practice four methods designed to decrease negative self-talk.

    Module 3: Making Powerful Thoughts More Powerful

    Painting by Alexandre Antigna (1817–1878) Le Feu (The Fire)

    Painting by: Alexandre Antigna (1817–1878): Le Feu (The Fire

    Cultivate the Flowers. Besides cleaning out the weeds in your mental garden, it’s important to nurture the flowers. These are the empowering beliefs and thoughts that we need to have positive expectations of the future. And to do that, we must understand and practice positive self-talk. This includes learning how to think positively and constructing helpful affirmations.

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Discover a set of affirmations own that you can employ.
    • Find out which makes for a good phrase and what makes for bad one.
    • Discover a set of positive beliefs that form your core based on critical incidents that happened in your life. 

    Skill Building Practice

    • Develop your own affirmations
    • Know how to mentally strengthen a given affirmation while practicing them.
    Module 4: Cognitive Restructuring: Advanced Techniques



    Both psychology and Buddhism have many methods one can use employ effective thinking. Not all of these are easily learned.

    Knowledge and Understanding

    • Expectations: The Pygmalion and the Galatea Effect
    • The Mystery of Setting Good Intentions
    • The major cognitive bias many fail to detect
    • Ego Defense Mechanisms: Which ones are likely to trip you up
    • What cures depression can cure cognitive bias: Key takeaways from cognitive-behavioral therapy

    • 20-Aug-2018
    • A Six-Module Full Class On-Line (Concentration: Skill Mapping Ends Nov 20)
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    “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln

    Standing pat on existing competencies is a recipe for disaster; for job you have today is not the one you’ll have tomorrow. Skill mapping is about discovering what competencies to build now and in the future.

    "A competitive world has two possibilities for you. You can lose. If you want to win, you can change." — Lester Thurow

    The path to success has been compared to climbing a mountain. The greater the achievement, the tougher the climb. To succeed, you will need climbing skills. But first, you need a map. For it doesn't pay to be lost and confused, uncertain of direction, full of doubt over what roles you want to play, what mountain you want to climb. 

    There is a solution, a method called Skill Mapping. It's a set of practical techniques that allow you to decide the work role(s) wanted, the skills needed and the actions required. So first come up with a map you can follow then build the skills you need. There are six modules in this course presented as steps on a journey.

    Steps You Must Take To Map Your Future

    1. Define Your Current and Future Roles

    2. Continually Scan the Environment

    3. Document Opportunities and Threats

    3. Know Thyself

    5. Define Strengths and Weaknesses

    6. Take Action

    Take as an on-line class or with your own Master Instructor for individualized mentoring and coaching on the Dual Track


    Step 1: Visualize Current and Future Roles

    "The door of opportunity frequently opens for those best prepared to walk through it." — Murray Johannsen


    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.

    Now you will be looking at three roles, your current one, the next one and your aspirational role. After all, if you don't have a destination on the journey of life, you are forever lost. 

    Step 2: Continuously Scan the Environment



    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: Decide on Your 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 4:  Assess Your Core 5 Competencies

    “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

    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

    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.


    • 24-Sep-2018
    • A 4-Week On-Line Full Class
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    A Methods of Masters Practice Class

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

    This Class is Designed For:

    • Those who are new to mediation.
    • Those who abandoned the technique but want to start again,
    • Those want to use it as a tool for skill building.

    Learn The Knowledge

    This is designed as an introductory class, presenting a fundamental understanding of why it is important to learn how to relax and meditate to prevent adverse psychological and physiological problems associated with stress.  

    Develop The Skill

    Inside the class there are a number of audios and videos providing samples of how one should practice. And there are exercises to go through and assignments to complete. The class also contains discussion forums and methods to get feedback from the instructor and class participants.

    One Will Learn:

    • How stress affects the mind and body,
    • Why meditation positively impacts the mind and body.
    • To use the breath as a means of relaxing,
    • To relax the voluntary muscles using the mind,
    • To choose an object for meditation and concentrate on this.

    About the Instructor

    With degrees in Pharmacy, a MBA and a M.A. in Psychology, Murray Johannsen (bio) has a unique perspective in knowing how to use mediation to reduce the ravages of numerous stressors on both mind and body. He possesses deep knowledge and extensive experience on both the theory and practice of meditation and is skilled using and teaching mastery practices such as self-talk and visualization to jump start personal change and promote self-development. Questions? Feel free to contact him.

        

    Module 1: How Stress Affects the Mind-Body

    Image by: Uoaei1 Das Kreuz am Blassenstein bei Scheibbs (Niederösterreich), darunter dichter Nebel im Erlauf- und Donautal.

    Description

    Many people with rotten stress management techniques end up needing professional help. In some cases, this cry for help comes for the ravages of acute stress; in other cases, the health professional is seeing the impact of chronic stress.

    Chronic stress is a contributing factor to conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), ulcers, and atherosclerosis (closing of the arteries, typically around the heart.) While acute stress generates anxiety, worry and is associated nasty emotions such as anger.

    The module helps you understand the distress associated with stress.

    Learning Objectives

    • Discover the impact of acute and chronic stress on the body.
    • Know how stress impacts the normal functioning of the mind.
    • Know the relationship between stress, illness and immune suppression.
    • Understand how increasing stress levels impact work performance.

    Application Assignment

    • Produce a personal profile documenting your intellectual, emotional, behavioral, contextual and physiological stress symptoms.

    Module 2: Using the Breath To Relax

    Image Source; National Cancer Institute. Anatomy of the respiratory system, showing the trachea and both lungs, diaphram, and their lobes and airways.

    Description:

    For many, there is a vague understanding that when anxious, one breathes faster and shallower. At extreme levels of stress, some start breathing “like a dog” and will even hyperventilate.

    However, the reverse is also true, breathing slowly and deeply relaxes the mind and the body. However, few people understand how to use the breath to relax.

    This module will show you how to use the deep breath technique to quickly relax.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover the relationship between the breath and feeling anxious or feeling relaxed.
    • Experiment with slow breathing to control and reduce stress.
    • Practice using the deep breath technique to reduce anxiety.

    Application Assignment

    • Practice using the different variations of the Deep Breath Technique to reduce the impact of stressors in our life.

    Module 3: Mastering the Fine Art of Progressive Relaxation

    Source: Welcome Trust. Muscles Man’, Pseudo-Galen, Anathomia

    Description:

    Stress is associated with a physiological mechanism known as the “fight or flight” response; meditation is associated with the exact opposite mechanism, the relaxation response. So while stress results in anxiety and worry, meditation generates peace and serenity.

    Meditation has been used for thousands of years in the East, but it is relatively new to the West. Since it is relatively new, most people don’t understand its benefits. This module explains the primary benefits for learning meditation. Benefits that include but are not limited to reduction of stress and anxiety.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the physical and psychological benefits associated with the regular practice of meditation.
    • Discover the positive aspect of meditation on the mind and body.
    • Learn the access steps necessary to enter a meditative state.

    Application Assignments

    • Practice accessing the meditative state. While meditating, choose between several different types of meditation objects. Explore how to better this special state of mind.

    Module 4: Learning How to Mediate

    A Mandala made available as a post on Google+ by the Dalai Lama

    Description:

    Stress is associated with a physiological mechanism known as the “fight or flight” response; meditation is associated with the exact opposite mechanism, the relaxation response. So while stress results in anxiety and worry, meditation generates peace and serenity.

    Meditation has been used for thousands of years in the East, but it is relatively new to the West. Since it is relatively new, most people don’t understand its benefits. This module explains the primary benefits for learning meditation. Benefits that include but are not limited to reduction of stress and anxiety.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the physical and psychological benefits associated with the regular practice of meditation.
    • Discover the positive aspect of meditation on the mind and body.
    • Learn the access steps necessary to enter a meditative state.

    Application Assignments

    • Practice accessing the meditative state. While meditating, choose between several different types of meditation objects. Explore how to better this special state of mind.
    • 22-Oct-2018
    • A 4-Week On-Line Full Class With Instructor (Concentration: Mastery Practices)
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    A Full Class in the Methods of Masters Concentration

    “The best way to learn something is by harnessing your imagination.” --  M. Johannsen

    University researchers in this area have long known that high performers in sports use a combination of real and mental practice.  Both produce better results than either used alone. These high performers know what the rest of us don’t -- how to use guided image as a tool of mental practice. STILL, most of us don't know who to use imagery to improve application skills 



    Module 1: Vision to Dreams: 10 Types of Imagery Used by the Mind

    You face a choice in life. You can do what the system wants or you can define a vision for yourself.” -- Murray Johannsen


    Charles Allston Collins (1828–1873): Convent Thoughts


    Besides mind is a image processor. It uses imagery in many ways, often in ways we are not conscious of. Imagery has certain characteristics -- one needs to understand these elements to 

    • The Best Times to Use Imagery. Some times work better than others -- find out what they are.
    • Ten Types of Imagery you can use
    • Accessing Receptive Imagery. How to allow more unconscious content to surface.
    • Improve the up and down channels use of imagery is a much better way to presenting to the unconscious what you want.

    Module 2: How To Construct Powerful Goal Imagery


    You have to act like a writer who is putting together a script of the movie. The more detail, the better the movie. But it all starts with goals. One has to be clear 

    • Constructing Proper Goal Images. If the unconscious doesn't know what you want, it can't help you get there. 


    Module 3: How to Practice Using Process Imagery 

    "Only perfect practice makes perfect." -- Murray Johannsen

    Image by: SD Dirk: High Jump Triton Invitational 2011


    To really make it  In this ph

    • The Theater of the Mind. This is one powerful visualization method to see what comes next and to get it right.
    • Editing Your Movie. BeThere are a number of techniques 
    • Practicing Dissociated and Associated. Such a simple technique but one that really gets the job done.
    • Shifting From Director to Actor. 

    Module 4: Reflection


    Image by: Martin Basmajians

    Now comes the fun part undefined creating, changing and finessing your imagery. You can chose a number of different applications but the important thing is to practice. Practice and evolving the imagery that is being used. 

    • Fine-tune Reflection. Evaluate your practices and experiences with
    • Practice on a set of skills of your own choosing

Past Full Classes

16-Jul-2018 The Psychology of Leadership
09-Jul-2018 Digital Marketing Essentials
02-Jul-2018 Linkedin at Work: How to Find the Full-Time or Part-Time Work You Want
25-Jun-2018 WORD MAGIC — 6 Must Have Interpersonal Communication Skills (a Full Class Online)
04-Jun-2018 Creating a Sustainable Business Model With a PERSONAL BRAND
04-Jun-2018 LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS: What You Must Know About Leadership
02-Apr-2018 Using Facebook Ads To Drive Traffic and Leads (Short Course)
19-Feb-2018 Running Effective Email Marketing Campaigns
01-Jan-2018 Best Practices in Conversion Using Ads and Landing Pages
11-Sep-2017 The Psychology of Mindfulness
11-Sep-2017 Copywriting Essentials: Creating Knock Your Socks Off Content
02-Sep-2017 Creating and Implementing Your Master Plan
28-Aug-2017 12 Timeless Marketing Concepts You Must Know and Master
27-Aug-2017 Managing Performance Problems
21-Aug-2017 Use What's Free: How To Use Publicity to Access The Media
17-Jul-2017 VIDEO PUSH: Using Videos To Create Brand, Capture Leads and Generate Revenue
10-Jul-2017 LEAD THE PACK: How To Build Teams and Facilitate Meetings
06-Mar-2017 The ABCs of Performance Management
16-Jan-2017 Building an Essential Application Skill
01-Jan-2017 Search Engine Optimization: How To Get Free Website Traffic
12-Dec-2016 Skilled Practice: How To Boost Performance
07-Nov-2016 Vices and Virtues — Spotting Flaws and Developing Strengths
31-Oct-2016 Skill-Based Expertise: What You Must Know to Build Skills Faster
14-Sep-2016 INFLUENCE AT WORK: How to Enhance Your Personal Power
05-Sep-2016 The Transformational Leadership Bootcamp
09-Mar-2016 An Essential Guide to Doing Business With The Chinese (Elective)

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