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Work Skills For Individuals & Organizations

Be a Star Manager and Leader on the Stage of Work (Self-Paced Short Course)

  • 03-Sep-2023
  • 01-Oct-2023
  • Take on Online Self-Paced Course (For Expertise) OR as Dual Track Coaching (For Skills)


  • Our most affordable program. Experience self-paced learning — you go through the class at your own pace within a 30-day time frame.

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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

An On-Line Class

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About Your Instructor

He Plays These Roles on the Stage of Business: 

  • Founder and Business Owner
  • Professor (Live and Online)
  • Corporate Trainer (Live and Online)
  • ExecutiveCoach
  • Career Coach for Students

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: skill mastery, 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 write 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.

Professor Johannsen's Instructor Bio

Besides having a number of years teaching at universities, Mr. Johannsen runs his own training and development organization focused on skill set's employers are crying for in the areas of: skill mastery; digital, social media and influencer marketing; and leadership skills.  

Unlike most full-time professors, he knows what employers want and what student lack when it comes to getting work (and getting better work). Murray has seen it over and over again; bad resumes and poorly written profiles and interviews that fail to impress. And so designed the course to deliver the verbal and written skills employers want in employees and supervisors.

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