The Core Five Skills Assessment

“Only the wisest or the most foolish of men never change.” 
— Confucius

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Major Sections of the Assessment

The Leadership Section

Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women.” — Groucho Marx

The five scales of the assessment help illuminate the work skills needed to excel in business.

It’s absolutely essential to master this domain if you expect to get anything done through people. Taking years to perfect, many executives waste hours and hours reading about it, instead of using more effective mental and skill development techniques.

The Snap Shot of Management

Two of the five are management and strategy and tactics

“Managers must also be corporate warriors or leaders. These unique individuals are the problem identifiers. They possess a strong sense of vision; view fire fighting as an opportunity to do things differently and smarter; and are business strategists who help identify key corporate growth issues.” — John W. Aldridge, President, Aldridge Associates,Management Review, December 1987

Entrepreneurial founders must be good at management, but it is a different set of managerial competencies than used in large organizations. Essentially, good managers are those skilled at wisely allocating resources within the organization. A widely developed competence of modern universities, it still takes years of continued fine-tuning beyond the degree.

 While not as important as earlier in one’s career, neither executives nor entrepreneurs should completely ignore it. It remains important to have a clear understanding of one’s existing and future competencies in general technology and information technology. We assess the technical skills that are both useful and important in the future.

Strategy and Tactics

“If you know others and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know others but know yourself, you win one and lose one;if you do not know others and do not know yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Those exposed to the military recognize the importance of this dimension immediately. Essentially, it’s knowing what to do and doing it. Sounds easy — but it is not. This is an extremely challenging endeavor in a complex, rapidly changing world.

One can’t succeed without technical skills. Just like work success will always elude that person who cannot master they own Ego.


“Know Thyself”
 — Attributed to Pythagoras, Plutarch, Socrates, and Thales. Also the words found at the entrance of the most famous of the ancient Greek temples: The Temple of Apollo at Delphi.

These consist of the development factors necessary to “Be All You Can Be.” This skill set is typical, not covered at all in MBA programs. Unfortunately, even those with a psychology degree typically do not know how to make their minds run better.


Here the focus is on: information technology.

  • Specialized Expertise
  • Informational Technology


“The study found that 26% of new hires fail because they can’t accept feedback, 23% because they’re unable to understand and manage emotions, 17% because they lack the necessary motivation to excel, 15% because they have the wrong temperament for the job, and only 11% because they lack the necessary technical skills.” — Why New Hires Fail, Leadership IQ Press Release

We use an assessment to kick off the Insight, Strategy, and Development process that are the heart of the approach. Pricing assumes interaction between the client and advisor only.

First Meeting — No Charge

Each person that goes through skills development is matched up with an advisor. Legacee has different advisors available including the organization’s founder Murray Johannsen.

The Assessment

This assessment is NOT done by setting by yourself marking boxes on a booklet or and clicking online. It is done together with an advisor so that questions can be asked and nuance discovered.


We believe that value comes with a debrief and the discussion when one looks at analyzing results.

Gap Analysis

Traditionally, we performed this on the basis of understanding the specific goals, BUT WE PREFER TO WORK TO THE VISION and goals of the client.


We develop the plan, but you approve it

Work Skills For the 21st Century