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. 

    • 16-May-2022
    • 13-Jun-2022
    • A 4-module Online Program. (Level I Learning: Expertise Develop) OR Over 8-Weeks (Level II Learning: Skill Building)
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    A Full Class in the Skill-Based Learning Concentration

    This is an applied class. This program presents a step-by-step format to enhance learning of complex skills. It includes a practice assignments designed to try out new skill development techniques.

    Module 1. How To Practice: The Bare Essentials

    “You can’t learn to swim by reading about it.” – Henry Mintzberg 

    Youth with Violin by Giovanni Martinelli, oil on canvas, ca. 1640-1650

    People continually underestimate the importance of practice. In many corporate settings, the trainer or seminar leader provides training but typically leaves little time for development. The importance of practice cannot be underestimated.

    Skills cannot be build without it. Practice can be physical, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be mental as well.

    Module 2. Enhancing Your Practice: How to Use Visualization and Guided Imagery

    “Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control events.” undefined Andrew Carnegie

    AnAntonio de Pereda (1611–1678) : The Knight’s Dream
    Mental practice is as powerful as physical practice in building skills. Despite its importance, few understand how to use the mind to build skills. This directly results in a tremendous loss of corporate training dollars and a a huge indirect in terms of skills never developed and never perfected. Learn how to use mental imagery to more quickly develop skills and enhance the usefulness of training programs you attend.

    It’s been known for years that visualization is a key factor in harnessing the healing factors lying untapped with the mind. The same can be said about its importance in building skills undefined its use accelerates the process of learning. But like all tools, one has to know how to use it. There are different types of imagery. Some is known as receptive–useful in both insight and creativity. Another type is known as programmed–a category helpful in skill development. Still other types of imagery are associated with certain types of states, for example such as transitioning between wakefulness and sleep.

    Module 3. Enhance Your Practice: Using Reflection and Self-Monitoring

    “The problem with the world is that the ignorant are cocksure and the wise are full of doubt.” undefined Betrand Russell

    John William Godward (1861–1922): Idle Thoughts

    It has long been known that feedback is an essential element of performance, but there is a real art in knowing to deliver it. One of the most difficult aspects of building a skill is to develop a sense of self-awareness during the practice phase. It is so difficult, that only the champions really know how it is done. However, without the development of this component skill, one really shows very little improvement in the skills we use the most.

    Traditionally, feedback is something one can get from an expert who also posses good coaching skills. However, given the nature of the skills most of you are developing, you will mostly likely not have access to a good coach.

    Sometimes a good friend can provide meaningful feedback and this is worth a try. If these two sources are not available, one has two other techniques: mindful practice and reflection. The assignment is going to be focus on the last two techniques.

    Module 4. Enhancing Your Practice undefined Generating Internal Motivation

    “Skill is nil without will.” undefined Judah ibn Tibbon, c. 1120-c.1190 Spanish physician and translation

    Karl Briullov (1799–1852): Nun"s Dream

    As Abraham Lincoln once remarked at a cabinet meeting, “If I knew what brand of whisky he [General Ulysses Grant] drinks, I would send a barrel or so to my other generals.” Motivation drives skill development. Unfortunately, many skill development efforts fail because those in it don’t address what how to motivate themselves properly. While we can solicit support from friends and family, champions understand they must develop the internal drive to keep going despite the many set-backs one will encounter. Divine the secrets of using internal and external consequences to increase internal motivation. In many cases, a few weeks is not enough time to really master a complex skill. One has to keep at it for years. On example is a foreign language or getting a black belt in Judo. To prevent giving up before the task is complete, one has to address the issue of motivation.


    Image by Mutante. This board is symbolic of mastery of one of the most complex games known–a game that requires years of years of practice to be able to master it.

    • 23-May-2022
    • 19-Jun-2022
    • A 4-Module On-Line Program. Available as a four-week Full Class with Instructor (Level I: Learning Expertise) OR as a eight-week Dual Track Full Class (Level II: Skill Learning)
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    You face a choice. You can do what the system wants or you can define a vision for yourself.” Murray Johannsen

    The mind is a image processor, using over 10 types of imagery. Yet, the educational system fails us; for it doesn't let us know about the untapped resourses waiting to be accessed.

    The program focuses on learning how to use mental imagery to construct a vision of the future and develop skills. It includes numerous practical techniques that when practiced and mastered result release the untapped resources lying latent within us all.

    STRIKE A MATCH – IGNITE YOUR IMAGINATION


    You learn about:

    Using imagery for a change

    Discover the ten types of images used by your mind our options to deploy imagery to make things happen —

    Reduce confusion and doubt by knowing how to construct compelling, well-defined goal imagery

    Practice and perfect process imagery to learn new skills faster.

    Level 1 Learning: Choose The Path of Knowledge and Understanding

    For those who want to know, to understand, to satisfy your curiosity. Of an online class with fellow students and an instructor

    Level 2 Learning: Build Skills With Coaching on the Dual Track

    Practice makes perfect. You have more time to hone and sharpen your technique. Plus, you get face time every week to get feedback and suggestions.


    Module 1: The Power of Symbols, Myths and Archetypes


    “When an idea is important, it will find its way into imagery.” — Joseph Campbell

    Your mind is a image processor. Yet, we have never been given a map to explore these assets lying dormant, untapped and unused. To get traction, one first needs to understand the lay of the land.

    Symbols have both a surface meaning and a hidden meaning. Some symbols, such as the archetypes are timeless — appearing across cultures and time. Many are dormant. Yet some have motivational force—strongly influencing your behavior — either positively or negatively.

    You learn how to defining a set of symbols. For example, you will explore the meaning of symbols such as The Magic Kingdom, the Treasure Hunt, and the Heroes Journey, the classic structure inherent in great movies and literature you see in a Harry Potter series, the Arabian Nights, the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. 

    • 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.

    Module 2: How To Construct Compelling Goal Imagery

    If the unconscious doesn't know what you want, it can't help you get there.


    Its long known for years that visualization is a key factor in harnessing resources factors lying untapped with the mind.

    There is nothing wrong with the way classic goal setting is taught in the b-schools. It communicates on paper what the destination is. BUT it: lacks motivational force, and doesn't engage your unconscious in making it happen. 

    But like all tools, one has to know how to use it. For there are different types of goal imagery. Some is receptive--useful in both insight and creativity. Some is is programmed--a category helpful in skill development.

    • 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 and Perfect Process Imagery

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

    Image by: SD Dirk: High Jump Triton Invitational 2011

    Mental practice is as powerful as physical practice in building skills. Despite its importance, few understand how to use the mind to build skills. This directly results in a tremendous loss of corporate training dollars and a a huge indirect in terms of skills never developed and never perfected. Learn how to use mental imagery to more quickly develop skills and enhance the usefullness of training programs you attend.

    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

    To really make it  you need to know about:

    • 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: Techniques for Constructing Your Vision:


    Image by: Martin Basmajians

    In this session we will explore the nature of symbols in life, myth and the dream. They are actually related. Myths serves on one model for understanding what occurs with the unconscious. These themes are repeated across the generations and are often made into hugely commercially successful moves.


    One of the most import mythic themes is the Heroes Journey. And in almost all of these journeys, there appears an advisor who is wiser, who seems to know what to do when a situation is encountered that causes confusion. You might say that during meditation, you are like a hero, journeying into the the unconscious.


    Now comes the fun part — creating, changing and finessing your imagery on the Heroes Journey.



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

Needs Analysis


Steps

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).


Enrolling


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

Steps:

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. 


Orientation


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.


Learning


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


Mastery Level 2: Developing Skills


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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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