On this page, you will find 4 presentations -- each running from 30 to 90 minutes. Presentations are perfect for association meetings, breakout sessions, and keynotes.
• Skill Mapping: How to Define the Skills You'll Need
• The Secrets of Building Skills Faster and Better
• The Way of Heroes
• Tough as Nails: Developing Mental Toughness
Each speech focus on a cluster of themes : how to adapt, how to change, how to dogreat things in the 21st Century. After all, this century is different than anything that has gone before it — in truly fundamental ways.
Murray Johannsen's Speaker Bio
On the stage of business, Murray is a polished instructor and speaker who maintains an active coaching practice, serves as Founder and President of the Legacee Academy, and teaches part-time as a professor at UCLA and other universities.
Philosophy. He follows words of wisdom given to him by a mentor a long ago that went, "The best way to learn something is to teach it."
Expertise. He teaches, trains and coaches in:
• Marketing (digital, social and influencer),
• Skill Development (Skill mapping, skill-based learning and the mastery practices), and
Executive Coaching. As time permits, he officers Impact Coaching (9 powerful tactics to influence) and Dual Track Coaching (a master skill in 30 days).
Speaking. Mr. Johannsen has hundreds of hours of platform experience, both as a university professor and corporate trainer. Plus he has routinely spoken internationally in a number of countries including: Singapore, America, Thailand, and South Korea.
Adaptability. He has the flexibility to adapt content and delivery. Audiences range from workers to executives, undergraduates to Ph. Ds, and live to online in a wide number of industries including: health care, higher education, tech and manufacturing.
Mediums. He knows how to entertain live and engage online.
Murray Johannsen has a M. A. in psychology from Harvard University, and a MBA and pharmacy degree from The University of Iowa
Essentially, skill mapping is about getting from where you are to where you want to be. It's about creating a detailed vision for yourself — your career and your life – yours, not the bosses, corporations, and parents. Yours.
Remember, it's not your strengths people talk about when they go out to have a beer. People want the best all-around dog in show, not the one with the best-looking paw.
And the more responsibility you have, the more your weaknesses get magnified. For example, poor people skills can be tolerated in a programmer, but not in a CIO.
The beauty in this technique lies in the fact that you will discover how to:
Map out the work roles you need to master.
Figure out the categories of skills you needed to play to get a starring role on the stage of business.
There's an old saying that goes, “Most don't plan to fail; they fail to plan.” For in the 21st Century, the dawn of the Age of Machine Learning, you best have a plan to map your path into a prosperous future.
Do you know how to build skills? Could you — if given the theory — install one? Sadly, very few can. Why you might ask? Well, we have an educational system that never bothered to teach you how to learn. It just assumes you know.
So training is quickly forgotten, reskilling isn’t, and upskilling doesn’t occur. This results in time lost, money wasted, and potential undeveloped.
In training centers, classrooms, and conference rooms across the world practice occurs once or not at all. Practice makes perfect — you can’t master anything if you only practice once. This has been proven over, over, and over again with both human and machine learning.
Bottomline: We need a better way to teach and learn skills in the 21st Century.
In this presentation, you will:
a. Discover an easy-to-understand skill development model,
b. Get details on three levels of learning, and
c. Gain insight into how Mastery Practices make skill development easier and faster.
“If you study mathematics, you become a mathematician. If you study history, you become a historian. If you study swimming, you drown.” — Anonymous.
""If you think your education is expensive, try costing ignorance." — Andy McIntyre
There are many things the educational system didn’t teach us — really important things we need to know. Some examples: financial management, skill building, soft skills, and how to deal with adversity.
For the mark of a great man or woman is not backing in the glow of victory; it’s how to deal with the agony of defeat; to fall down and then get up; to control the stressors that lead to suffering.
It’s been called many things. Today the term grit is popular. But I prefer the Kennedy motto that goes, “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.”
Sadly, many quit before achieving ambitious goals. And burnout? It's rampant in many industries.
Dealing with setbacks is a learnable mental process. It involves turning pessimism to optimism; visualizing what can go right, instead of imagining what goes wrong; and thinking like a champion, rather than acting like a victim.
In this speech, discover what the psychologists have unearthed from studying sports champions and what coaches know is beneficial to leaders in business. And it’s what you and your children should now.
If we succeed, we will have the same mind-set at the greats like Sir Winston Churchill who said, "Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”