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The Legacee Academy

Work Skills For Individuals & Organizations


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


Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

Leaders are necessary for growth. 

Unfortunately, leaders must be nurtured and developed since leadership cannot be learned from just taking 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.    

What Need Need to Get a Strong Start

Online Classes: Upcoming & Past Ones

No events available.

Past Programs Available On-Demand for Organizations or Coaching Clients

05-Nov-2023 The Psychology of Leadership (Concentration: Leadership Skills)
29-Oct-2023 The Quest of Heroes: The Journey from Ordinary to Extraordinary (Self-Paced Short Course)
29-Oct-2023 The ABCs of Performance Management (Concentration: Motivation at Work & Leadership Skills)
29-Oct-2023 Pitch Perfect: The Secrets of Constructing a Dynamite Presentation (Self-Paced Short Course)
15-Oct-2023 Leadership Communication Skills: What You Must Know to Influence a Group (Concentration: Verbal Communication & Leadership Skills)
08-Oct-2023 Play The Role: 16 Communication Tactics Needed to Be a Great Facilitator (Self-Paced Short Course)
08-Oct-2023 The Art of Reflection: Unlocking the Power of Experience (Self-Paced Short Course)
01-Oct-2023 Word Magic: 6 Must Have Communication Skills (Concentration: Verbal Communication & Leadership Skills)
01-Oct-2023 LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS: What You Must Know About Leadership (Concentration: Leadership Skills)
24-Sep-2023 The Essence of Wisdom (Self-Paced Short Course)
03-Sep-2023 Be a Star Manager and Leader on the Stage of Work (Self-Paced Short Course)
06-Aug-2023 The Breakfast of Champions: Changing Others With Feedback (Self-Paced Short Course)
23-Jul-2023 What You Need To Know About Resilience (Self-Paced Short Course)
02-Jul-2023 Face-To-Face: Enhance Your Interpersonal Communication (Self-Paced Short Course)
26-Jun-2023 Mastering Interpersonal Dynamics: Top 4 Techniques To Improve Relationships (Self-Paced Short Course)
26-Jun-2023 POWERFUL THOUGHTS: Improving Your Performance With Self-Talk (Self-Paced Short Course)
19-Jun-2023 Future Ready: Map Your Future CAREER ROLES (Self-Paced Short Course)
12-Jun-2023 The Great Founder Paradigm: (Self-Paced Short Course)
07-May-2023 The Five Keys To Better Listening (Self-Paced Short Course)

Our Four Phase Delivery Process

Needs Analysis


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).


This part of the process is easy. It's like buying any product by credit card for the first time. 


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. 


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.


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

Bring Learning Inside Your Organization

Take a Moment and Contact Us

24/7 voicemail at: 1-805- 409-0180.

Contact us by email


Make an appointment

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:

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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