The Legacee Academy

Vices and Virtues: Getting Good To Be Great (Concentration: Transformational Mind-set)

  • 10-Sep-2018
  • 12-Nov-2018
  • A 4-module Online Program. Offered as SELF-PACED Learning For 4-Weeks (Level I Learning: Expertise Develop) OR As a SHORT COURSE Over 8-Weeks (Level II Learning: Skill Building)

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  • Our most affordable option and the one many busy people like. You go through the class at your own pace within a 60-day time frame.
  • Start any time. You have your own coach, guide, and mentor. You meet with your course guide at the start of class, weekly during delivery, and at the end (for debrief and lessons learned).

    With a Dual Track Short Course you have 30-days to complete it. In each theory and practice cycle, the first week is dedicated to getting the theory down. After that, it all about practice and reflection. Get weekly expert advice, pertinent feedback and targeted assistance in taking the theory into the real world

    SAVE You can apply your self-paced tuition to this option. Reduce your price by $95
  • Here is some timeless advise worth remembering. It goes, "The best way to learn something, it to teach it. and the best way for someone to learn, is to be coached." This option is for those who wish to teach it to someone you know (a family member, a child, a grandchild for example.) You go through the program in 60 days. guide someone you know through it the next 60 days. They become a better person, you become better too.
  • The first three options are for individuals. This option refers to a group. If you have a group that could benefit from the class or a module of the class, contact us by filling out a form or email us at info@legacee.com. We can customize these programs.

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

A Program For You, Your Children and Grandchildren — Learn It Yourself — Teach It To Them

 

Finding flaws matter. After all, your strengths get you hired, your weaknesses get you fired. Yet most people would not know how many flaws they have let alone whether they have a fatal flaw. 

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

Those who wish to lead and live an ethical life understand the importance of building habits known as virtues to counteract the tendency for us do bad things. It's like an ethical vaccine preventing descent into the abyss of bad habits, negative emotions and unproductive states.

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.  

By taking this class you will learn:

  • Why humans are good and bad: but you can choose the good
  • how to reveal your flaws and search for the elusive fatal flaw
  • A powerful way to evolve yourself by defining your virtues
  • About installing your virtues —it’s about making yourself better

Module 1: 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


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


Module 2: 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 3: Evolve Your self — Define Your Virtues


“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

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

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: 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

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