Skill Building: A Quick Guide

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There are three suites of expertise needed learning the skill of building skills. Learning skill mapping, having expertise in skill-based learning and perfecting the mastery practices.

Skill Building Competency 1: Skill Mapping 

You can be bit player on the stage of work or a superstar. But to be a star, you will want to learn competency modeling.

You can be bit player on the stage of work or a superstar. But to be a star, you will want to learn competency modeling.


Competency modeling is robust process used to define critical skill-sets required for a particular work role. The beauty in this technique lies in the fact that you can:

a. Improve current work performance, while

b. Preparing for that next big work role.

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The Legacee Skill Building Model

Skill Development Overview. The essential elements to being able to more quickly grow application skills.


Skill Building Competency 2: Skill-Based Learning

“We are expected to know how to learn, but are never taught. We are expected to grow skills, but are never shown how.” — Murray Johannsen

The Legacee Skill Development Model
When it comes to growing skills, it is just expected that we know how to do so. But the reality is, few individuals know how.


Skill-Based Theory: The First Phase of Skill Development

Before you practice, you must know and understand find theory that works. Such a simple truth, forgotten by many. Many theories are about what but never about how. You can read a textbook on memory and skill not understand how to make yours work better. Discover key tips on how to evaluate theory to discover the sound model needed for  building skills.

Program 1: Skill-Based Expertise: What You Must Know to Build Skills Faster 

This course presents many insights useful in: defining skill-based theory. Not all theory is can be turned into a skill. Discover how to tell what works and what does not.

Skilled Practice: The Second Phase of Skill Development

Practicing many hours a day does not guarantee you will get better. It depends on other factors the role of which you must understand if you are to get traction in the slippery slope of building skills.

Program 2: Skilled Practice: How To Boost Performance

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.


Competency 3: The Mastery Practices

Learning the Mastery Practices reduce time and effort it takes to go from novice to mastery — for these mental practices help perfect the physical. 



Reflection allows you to better learn from practice and experience.

MeditationMastery_Meditation_Girl_Out_of_CageMeditation has many benefits. One of the key ones is it ability to enhance the practice of visualization and self-talk.
VisualizationMastery_Practice_ImageryIf you can’t see it, can you do it? Wouldn’t it help to practice in the mind before you do so in the real world? Self-TalkMastery_Practices_Scribbling_Thoughts_into_the_Wind

You listen to a voice, all the time you are awake. That voice can help but also hurt your learning.


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Attention is important. It one of the more subtle, most important processes associated with skill mastery.


The Mastery Practice of reflection in not a full class, but is incorporated into many classes and is offered as a Short Course.

Since the control of attention is so important in learning and unlearning, the practice of Mindfulness is included as an optional program. However, it is difficult to learn.

 Articles In This Section


Many know but cannot do. They are experts without skill — song birds that can’t sing. Find your voice by discovering how to get good at skill building. These four articles provide the necessary foundations for to the fundamental nature of the opportunity and the challenge of skill building.

Four Powerful Skill Building Models

Before you can do, you must know. Get a strategic view of key skill building models—ones you can use as a foundation to taking action.

Six Reasons Skills Don’t Get Developed

 Learning is not just about getting an “A”. In fact, according to Google, a high GPA is not correlated with success in business and is not considered as relevant in hiring. More than just theory, they want to know if you have skills. Discover why many don’t.

Five Must Know Guidelines For Skill Building

What’s a skill builder to do? Here are six principles to keep in mind when skill building.

One Super Strong Reason to Continually Build Skills

You might become complacent and think, “Well, I got my degree so why worry? Of course, you can act like the ostrich with your head in the sand but you might wake-up one day and you have been replaced by an intelligent machine.

Develop Application Skills

 This video presents an overview of the Dual Track—a learning method used to develop skills.

As the name implies, application skills are the skill-sets where you apply the methods process to more quickly move toward mastery. Skill development in this area include such as:

 Communication. The one skill you really need to get good at. This is more than just have a good vocabulary to for a stellar SAT score. The 12 verbal skills are divided into

Interpersonal Communication. It takes 6 skills to influence face-to-face.

Leadership Communication. Essentially, six techniques that work in groups from small to large.

Motivation. After all, if you can’t motivate, your ability to lead is seriously compromised

Leadership Skill Development