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The Legacee Academy

Work Skills For Individuals & Organizations

Learning New Skills

It Makes Sense

Classes in This Concentration

"We are expected to learn and build skills but the educational system never taught you how." — Murray Johannsen

Benefits To Individuals

  •  It gives you an advantage in the race for better pay and desired promotions. 
  • You can stay ahead of the the upcoming wave of AI driven layoffs. 
  • Learn something you should teach to your kids.

Benefits For Corporations

  • It gives your company a competitive advantage when taught in larger groups.
  • You waste less time and money if those in training know how to learn. 

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Skill-Based Expertise: What You Must Know

Course Summary

This course presents many insights useful in defining skill-based theory. Not all theory is can be turned into a skill. 

For you can read a textbook on memory and still not understand how to make yours work better. Discover what works and what does not. 

 Sad to say:

  • What you see on Google is not actionable. 10 principles can't be turned into skills
  • And textbooks? Not much better. Knowing what the research says doesn't tell you have to do it. 
  • Remember: There is a lot of bad theory out there. 

Learn The Theory of How to Learn

"I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” — Abraham Lincoln

Skilled Practice: How To Boost Performance

Course Summary

This program presents a step-by-step format to enhance learning of complex skills. 

Practicing many hours a day does not guarantee you will get better.  For practice does not make perfect. Only with perfect practice can you get closer to perfect 

Unless you happen to be an athlete, you never learn the secrets associated with efficient practice. Even then, many athletes might just practice physically, but ignoring the mental to get the most from your effort. You must practice smart or you see few gains for your effort.

It includes practice assignments.

Smart Practice Gets You To Mastery

“Greatness comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together though, they add up.” — Edward S. Finkelstein

 "My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." — Abraham Lincoln

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” -- Vincent van Gogh

Choose A  Format  Right  For  You

Our Four Phase Delivery Process

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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. 

Strive For Excellence

Mastery Level 1: Developing Expertise

Bring Learning Inside Your Organization

Questions? Contact  Us

24/7 voicemail at: 

1-805- 409-0180.

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Instructor Bio and Video

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.

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