The Kohlberg-Manacher Foundation Curriculum

Although the KMF curriculum will be customized according to the speed of each class, listed below are the primary areas that we will.

  1. BUILDING PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY
    • Objectives of KMF Program
    • Maximizing the College Experience with an Eye for the Future
    • Mr. K’s Story and Key Takeaways
    • Goal Setting, Measurement, and Creating Options for Yourself
    • The Real Meaning of Commitment, Sacrifice, and Trade-Offs
    • KMF Standards for Zooms, Phone Calls, In-Person Meetings, Emails, Texts, and Letters
    • KMF Standards for Attention to Detail and Responsiveness and Demonstrated Understanding of 2-Way Relationships
    • How to Make the Perfect Ask – in Writing, Person, via Phone
    • Creating a Solid, Repeatable Decision-Making Framework
    • Do the Right Thing when Nobody's Watching
    • Turning Things around in Dark Times
    • Embracing the Journey, Challenge, and Joys of Continuous Self-Improvement

  2. OPTIMIZING PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY
    • Overview of Time Management and Organizational Skills
    • Mindset
    • Tomorrow Starts Tonight
    • Visual Tools
    • Phone-Based Tools
    • Other Skills and Tools
    • The Web, Social Media, Mentors/Benefactors as Super Powers

  3. CRUSHING THE JOB/INTERNSHIP SEARCH PROCESS
    • The Game and How it Works
    • The Elevator Pitch
    • KMF Standards for Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn profile, Key Relationship and Opportunity Tracking Spreadsheets
    • Database of Job/Internship Listings
    • Strategy and Tactics after Resume Submission
    • Strategies and Tactics for Winning the Interview, including Mock Interviews
    • Strategies and Tactics after the Interview
    • Responding to Offers and Making a Decision
    • Handling Rejection

  4. WINNING WITH RELATIONSHIPS
    • Understanding The Selfish Gene, and 2-Way Relationships
    • Why Being Genuine is so Critical for Success
    • Getting People to Like and Respect You -- It’s All About the Other Person
    • Understanding the 80/20 Rule and Practical Implications for Top 1% Success
    • Finding, Building, and Nurturing Relationships with Mentors, Benefactors, and other Core Group Advisors
    • Go with What You Got
    • Building the Right Squad, not Any Squad
    • Winning with Gratitude
  5. UNDERSTANDING PERSONAL FINANCES
    • Money, Taxes, Investments, Credit Cards, Banks, Insurance
    • Other Essential Financial Concepts
    • Role of Negotiating Skills in Wealth Building and Preservation
    • How to Purchase an Asset and/or Negotiate Contracts using Game Theory Principles

  6. OPTIMIZING HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT
    • Don’t Take it Personally - The Train and its Journey
    • The Art of Learning
    • The Art (and Enormous Benefits) of Making the Perfect Apology
    • The 6 Deadly Curses (Entitlement, Foolish Pride, Selfishness, Hubris, Prejudice, and Hate)
    • The Extrovert’s Edge: Making your Own Luck
    • Mr. K’s Worst Failures and Mistakes, and Biggest Successes
    • Health and Wellness

  7. CRUSHING YOUR FIRST JOB(S), AND NEXT STEPS
    • The 3 Golden Rules
    • Maximizing Personal Leverage
    • Identifying and Successfully Navigating Tricky Spots
    • When and How to Look for Another Job
    • Should I apply/go to Graduate School, and which One/Type/When

  8. BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A TOP 1% PROFESSIONAL SERVICES COMPANY
    • Understanding Various Forms of Leverage
    • Mastering Pricing Strategies
    • Managing Overhead and Understanding Cash Flow
    • Find the Stream with the Fish
    • Casting a Wide Net
    • Choosing the Right Stream(s)
    • Sell, Sell, Sell
    • Only 3 Ways to Increase Revenues
    • Building your Team
    • Customer Satisfaction Analysis
    • Windows of Opportunity / Making Hay When the Sun Shines
    • Thinking 6 Months Ahead – Looking for the Next Wave
    • Distributing Equity
    • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
    • The Press is NOT your Friend
    • Using Disclaimers
    • Understanding Taxes and Contracts
    • Stepping outside of your Comfort Zone
    • Managing Relationships with Key Service Providers (e.g., Lawyers, Accountants, Financial Advisors, Consultants)