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Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome 

Attention: New team leaders, project managers, supervisors, and entrepreneurs…

You are most probably being infected with 1st timer syndrome without even being aware. If you don’t overcome this syndrome quickly, you will end up joining many first-time new leaders before you.

According to Corporate Executive Board (CEB), "Within the first 24 months of taking a new position, 60% of new supervisors fail."

  • Just formed your own new business or landed your first leadership role, and the pressure is getting to you? Are you worried about letting your team down?
  • Do you want to break free from the things that are holding you back and thrive beyond first-time leadership pitfalls? Do you want to begin your first-time leadership role on the right foot by developing the right mindset, unshakable confidence, certainty, and clarity?
  • Are you interested in developing the necessary competencies and personality traits, using the latest insights, practical models, tools, approaches, strategies, and tactics to quickly overcome first-timer syndrome by behaving and acting like a pro, getting along with diverse stakeholders well, and delivering quick results?

If you said yes, you should get this Amazon's #1 bestseller book.

Most first-time leaders throw themselves or are thrown by their superiors into deep water to see if they can swim or sink. Unfortunately, many sink!

For weeks and months after taking a new role, they hurt their health, relationships, and performance badly and as the statistic above showed, they ultimately fail.

As you can see from the above statistics, the majority of first-timers fail. It is unfortunate. It could have been avoided.

Here is the tragedy: Many organizations throw their first-timers into deep water and watch to see if they swim or sink.

They either don't care or don't know how to properly equip their new supervisors and managers before promoting them. They fail to set them up to succeed in their first-time leadership role from the get-go. 

That is why you shouldn't:

  • Depend on chance and wait another 24 months to see if you can survive or not while you can take sure steps TODAY that can propel you not just to survive but also thrive in the aftermath of your first-time leadership experience.
  • Swim by yourself and solo while you have available support- I'm offering it right HERE.
  • Allow your new leadership role to affect your confidence, health, relationships, and performance negatively while you can do something about it NOW.
  • Leave your Leadership or Entrepreneurship destiny to chance while you can take matters into your hands and make a smooth transition and excel in your new leadership role QUICKLY.

That is why even if your organization isn't supporting you as you make the transition, you should help yourself. You should:

  • ​Make a quick mindset shift from an employee mentality to a leadership mentality and be in charge from the get-go.
  • ​Build positive psychology, demonstrate unshakable confidence, and lead your team while holding your head up.
  • ​Develop the necessary competencies to prove any doubter wrong, showing them that you're up to the task.
  • ​Use the latest leadership models, tools, strategies, and tactics to over-deliver and assert yourself as a winner.
  • ​Mold your personality to fit the position you occupy and feel comfortable in your own skin from the get-go.
  • ​Quickly build your new team and get along with other stakeholders well to be perceived as a trustworthy captain.
  • ​Set SMART goals right out of the gate and continually increase the performance of your team consistently.
  • ​Put in place systems to track your and your team's progress so that you fight complacency head-on.
  • Grow your team, raise leaders, coach, and mentor to sustain growth and scale.

​By doing the above, achieve undeniable results, make a smooth transition, and excel at your new role.

And we're here to help...

The book contains the same:

  • Insights,
  • Models,
  • Tools,
  • Approaches,
  • Strategies, and
  • Tactics Dr. AZ has been sharing with thousands of dollars paying clients...

Over the years, they paid us to empower their new supervisors, managers, and business owners to:

  • Overcome 1st Timer Syndrome,
  • Make a smooth transition, and
  • Excel in their first-time leadership roles. 

With this book on your side, you:

  • Throw out the guesswork,
  • Know what to expect in your first leadership role,
  • Anticipate the obstacles you'll be facing,
  • Know how to overcome the challenges that come with a new leadership position, and
  • Have the latest leadership insights, models, frameworks, tools, approaches, strategies, and tactics at your fingertips. And thus, you won't have to experience what I and many first-timers who were in your place did.

This book will:

  • Help you fully understand why the syndrome exists in the first place.
  • Assist you to recognize its symptoms and how it might have been affecting you, your performance, your team, and the larger organization.
  • Equip you to make a mindset shift quickly.
  • Support you to develop the competencies and personality traits you should cultivate to feel and act like a pro from the start...
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Praise

Some of the praises for the book

Marshall Goldsmith

Get your first-time leadership role on the right foot with this excellent guide ... With the latest leadership insights & tools and tips to make a smooth transition, you can feel confident moving into your new leadership role. A must read!

Sylvia Baffour

Dr. Assegid Habtewold’s unrelenting quest to help others become better leaders is admirable. His positivity and wealth of coaching experience shine through. If you’re in a first-time leadership role, this book can be an invaluable guide and asset...

David Burkus

Whether you’re a first-time or a seasoned leader struggling with 1st timer syndrome, this book will give you the practical tools you can use to find your intrinsic value and create even more value for those you lead.

Eddie Turner

Dr. Assegid Habtewold does a fine job adding his voice to the conversation about emerging leadership and the 1st timer syndrome by covering the key concepts needed for success.

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Resources for 1st timers

Below are the available resources to empower your new team leaders, project managers, and supervisors to overcome 1st Timer Syndrome, make a smooth transition, & excel at their first-time roles. They're based on AMazon's #1 book Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome.

eBook

Download the eBook and begin reading it right away on your cell phone, tablet, and computer...

Manual

Order the over 170 pages manual that accompanies the online course filled with graphics, workflows, samples, templates, figures, and tables...

Master Class

Sign up for the 11-module jam-packed over 6 hours video Master Class. When you order today, on top of the over 6-hours video teachings, you'll download the audio version and transcript with time stamps.

New book release video

In this brief 3 minutes video clip, the author of Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome Dr. AZ shares the release of the new book.

 

Frequently requested

Below are the 3 frequently requested relevant services and programs you may need for your first-timers and emerging leaders

1. Create a pro-feedback culture

Do you want your new supervisors, team leaders, or project managers (for that matter, middle and senior leaders, too) to deliver results by giving effective performance feedback? Are you interested in your people feeling at ease and excelling in providing and receiving feedback to communicate effectively, get along well, collaborate, create synergy, and resolve conflicts better and quicker?  We can help you create a conducive work environment by designing a pro feedback culture and empowering your people to excel in giving and receiving feedback like a pro. 

  • We can design and deliver a half or full-day in-person or virtual workshop.
  • We can also arrange a group coaching program that involves all stakeholders that involve in creating such a culture and other key players in its implementation.
  • We will provide the Overcoming 1st Timer book for all participants.
  • We will also give a workbook to each participant.
  • Check out the brief view clip below that shares 3 quick things to do if you want to implement it yourself.
  • If you want us to help, reach out, and let's chat about how we can help meet your specific needs.
 

2. How to excel as a new supervisor or manaer

Do you have recently promoted, current, and/or future new project managers, team leaders, and supervisors? Are you interested to inspire, equip, and empower your first-timer and emerging leaders to make a smooth transition and excel at their new roles and in turn feel confident, assertive, productive, and ultimately deliver outstanding results right away? We can help.

  • We can design a half or full-day in-person or virtual interactive and dynamic workshop based on the latest adult learning principles.
  • We'll give Amazon's #1 Bestseller book "Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome" to each participant,
  • A workbook for all participants.
  • We can also arrange customized follow-up programs such as group coaching for your new and recently promoted supervisors, managers, and executives. Reach out to learn more about how we can help.
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3. Emerging Leaders Program

What if we help you develop your aspiring, new, and emerging leaders to fulfill their mandates where they are right now by growing together? What about if we create a conducive environment for collective growth; design the right content filled with the latest insights, models, tools, strategies, and tactics; and utilize dynamic delivery approaches to inspire, challenge, and equip your emerging leaders? We can help.

  • We can design a 6 - 12 months cohort program to empower your emerging leaders to excel now and prepare them to be ready if you need some of them for the next level of leadership. 
  • We will provide the Overcoming 1st Tier Syndrome book to all cohort members.
  • There will be a workbook for each session.
  • Cohort members, if you choose, will take relevant online assessments.
  • There will also be between-session assignments and follow-ups.
  • And much more. Reach out and we will listen to your needs and design a cohort program that can last for a few weeks or months, once per week/month for a few days, depending on your preference.
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Description

If You’re a First-Time Leader, Manager, or Business Owner Who’s Feeling Overwhelmed by Responsibility, Then Keep Reading! - The 11 Antidotes to Conquer First-Time Leadership Pitfalls and Lead Your Team to Success

Most new experiences can be terrifying, especially when it’s a leadership role. You have to deal with a whole lot of pressure on your shoulders because there’s a whole team of people that are relying on you for direction and guidance — and obviously, you don’t wanna disappoint.

Whether you’re an experienced leader who’s dealt with the pressure before, or you’re an emerging leader who just got their first leadership, this book has got something for everyone!

Change the way you view first-time leadership and fully embrace the importance of the role placed upon you, and better yet, become a top-performing and reliable leader who isn’t afraid of anything!

In this book, you’ll discover:

  • he 11 antidotes to overcome first-time leadership pitfalls: You’ll never have to worry about disappointing your team because you’ll know exactly what to do and what to expect!
  • Practical tools and strategies to help you along the way: Ensure success with these fool-proof techniques that are here to make sure you thrive as a leader.
  • The secrets to effective decision-making: Know when to put your foot down and develop confidence in yourself and your decision-making capabilities.
  • A happier and well-oiled machine of a team!: Produce more and have the team working in complete sync. Balance each other out and learn how to handle different personalities!
  • And so much more!

With 11 straight-to-the-point chapters, by the time you're done reading, you’ll have everything it takes to be a leader that delivers.

Author Message 

If you’re a first-time supervisor, project manager, or business owner who’s feeling overwhelmed by the daunting responsibilities that come with taking a new leadership role, then this book is for you! It’ll provide you 11 Antidotes to conquer first-time leadership pitfalls and feel confident from the get-go to lead your team to success!

Hi Friend,

Most new experiences can be terrifying, especially when it’s a leadership role. I’ve been there. I’m speaking from my own experience since the early 90s and the experiences of other first-timers I’ve helped.

I saw first-hand the severe impacts 1st timer syndrome had on many promising emerging leaders. It negatively affected their confidence, wellbeing, relationships, and performance. It was brutal!
Whether you’re an experienced leader who’s dealt with the pressure before and currently mentoring new leaders or an emerging leader who just got their first leadership, I wrote this book for you! The book empowers first-timers to make a smooth transition and excel at their new leadership roles.

I fully understand that, as a 1st timer, you have to deal with a whole lot of pressure on your shoulders because there’s a whole team of people that are relying on you for direction and guidance — and obviously, you don’t wanna disappoint.

My goal in this book is to change the way you view first-time leadership and fully embrace the importance of the role placed upon you, and better yet, become a top-performing and reliable leader who isn’t afraid of anything!
In this book, you’ll discover:
• The 11 antidotes to overcome first-time leadership pitfalls: You’ll never have to worry about disappointing your team because you’ll know exactly what to do and what to expect!
• Practical tools and strategies to help you along the way: Ensure success with these fool-proof techniques that are here to make sure you thrive as a leader.
• A happier and well-oiled machine of a team!: Produce more and have the team working in complete sync. Balance each other out and learn how to handle different personalities!
• The secrets to effective decision-making: Know when to put your foot down and develop confidence in yourself and your decision-making capabilities.
• And so much more!

With 11 straight-to-the-point chapters, by the time you’re done reading, you’ll have everything it takes to be a leader that delivers.
Of course, your leadership growth doesn’t stop by reading this book alone.

I’ll continue to support you by writing follow-up books as you make future transitions- Transition from your current supervisory role to a first-time managerial position, and ultimately from middle manager to first-time executive duty.

I can also coach you and your team, facilitate stand-alone workshops based on one or more of the topics covered in this book, and design & deliver cohort programs for your leaders throughout the organizational hierarchies (emerging, middle, and senior leaders).

If there is anything I can do to help you and your team, don’t hesitate to reach out at [email protected]

Enjoy the book!


Dr. AZ Habtewold,
Advocate for the A to Z of Holistic growth
Author, Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker
at Success Pathways, LLC
Paving the Pathways to Success, Brick by Brick
www.successpws.com

Praises

This book gets right to the source of what emerging leaders need to know and understand about leadership, and helps guide them to the next level of leadership success. It also establishes Dr. AZ as a true thought leader on this critical subject." 

Mark Levin,

CAE CSP, 2020-2021 President, National Speakers Association-DC Chapter

Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome” is a good book I plan to recommend for our learners entering their initial technology career position. Per Scholas prepares highly motivated students throughout our nationwide campuses with technology skills training and professional development, many of them experiencing the corporate environment for the first time..."

-Ken Walker,

Executive Vice President, Diversity & Operational Excellence, Per Scholas

Dr. AZ leverages his medical and leadership training to bring forward a comprehensive and prescriptive narrative for emerging leaders who are uneasy about their new role and seeking a guide. If others around you see a bright light, but you feel like a fraud, this book will help you identify why you may be feeling this way and concrete remedies/cures for your self-doubt. Pick up a copy today and begin your pathway to success."

-Catherine Zaranis,

Founder and CEO, Perform-Link LLC

This book is a must for any emerging leader. It teaches you a lot more than how to overcome first-time leadership pitfalls. The book empowers you to make a smooth transition and then thrive as an emerging leader. You will get great insights and practical approaches to succeed in your first-time leadership role and beyond. You have to read this book!"

-Asmamaw A. Mengistie,

PhD, President - American College of Technology (ACT)

Every 1st time leader will find extremely valuable suggestions in this book to address a wide variety of leadership challenges and opportunities. Experienced leaders also would benefit from reading this book because it addresses so many of the issues that leaders confront and must address."

-Neil E. Grunberg,

Ph.D., Leadership scholar and educator

I am thrilled Dr Assegid Habtewold wrote this book with 1st time leaders in mind. The early stage of doing anything is the most fragile phase. I wish Dr. Assegid’s book was around when I started leading for the first time. I greatly appreciate the insight packed and friendly tone of this book."

-Gabe Hamda,

PhD, SPHR, President & CEO, ICATT Professional Services

OUTLINE

Preface...................................................................... 6

Introduction............................................................ 13

Understanding the 11 Antidotes..................................... 22

Antidote 1: Know Your Place......................................... 28

1.1. Know yourself & increase self-awareness.............. 32

1.2. Know the key attributes of the organization......... 40

1.3. Know your job description very well...................... 46

1.4. Know Key stakeholders and their preferences...... 48

Antidote 2: Own Your Place.......................................... 51

2.1. Increase your self-regard.......................................... 55

2.2. Overcome imposter syndrome................................ 57

2.3. Become assertive...................................................... 59

2.4. Set boundaries........................................................... 63

Antidote 3: Build Your Team......................................... 65

3.1. Understand team dynamics...................................... 68

3.2. Recognize team formation stages............................ 70

3.3. Position your team members right.......................... 73

3.4. Develop your team................................................... 75

Antidote 4: Communicate Effectively............................ 78

4.1. Understand stakeholders’ preferences.................... 80

4.2. Craft a strategic communications plan................... 82

4.3. Develop all-rounded communication..................... 85

4.4. Improve non-verbals and listening......................... 86

Antidote 5: Deliver Results............................................ 90

5.1. Set clear goals............................................................ 92

5.2. Manage your time and energy effectively............... 95

5.3. Prioritize.................................................................... 97

5.4. Create and sustain your productivity...................... 99

Antidote 6: Make Timely Decisions............................. 103

6.1. Understand the importance of decisiveness......... 106

6.2. Learn solving problems promptly......................... 107

6.3. Three sources of power in decision making........ 110

6.4. Deciding amid conflicts & impasse...................... 114

Antidote 7: Engage Your People.................................. 118

7.1. Know what motivates your people....................... 120

7.2. Engage by meeting needs...................................... 123

7.3. Engage by using proper recognitions................... 124

7.4. Engage using effective delegation......................... 126

Antidote 8: Strive for Excellence.................................. 130

8.1. Recognize the place of excellence......................... 132

8.2. Set and manage performance goals....................... 134

8.3. Give performance feedback.................................. 136

8.4. Address poor performance issues right away...... 139

Antidote 9: Articulate Your Leadership Philosophy...... 143

9.1. Understanding the place of true leadership.......... 145

9.2. The importance of leadership philosophy............ 148

9.3. Crafting your leadership philosophy..................... 149

9.4. Communicating the leadership philosophy.......... 150

Antidote 10: Become Authentic and Credible............... 151

10.1. The place of authenticity and credibility............ 154

10.2. Become authentic and credible........................... 155

10.3. Practice consistency and fairness........................ 158

10.4. Be teachable and vulnerable................................ 162

Antidote 10: Become Authentic and Credible............... 151

10.1. The place of authenticity and credibility............ 154

10.2. Become authentic and credible........................... 155

10.3. Practice consistency and fairness........................ 158

10.4. Be teachable and vulnerable................................ 162

Antidote 11: Develop Yourself and Your People........... 165

11.1. The vital roles of holistic growth........................ 167

11.2. Develop yourself................................................... 169

11.3. Develop your team............................................... 172

11.4. Grow your vulnerable team members................ 174

Conclusion............................................................ 177

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Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome online course

This online course is based on Amazon's #1 bestseller book with the same title. In the course, you’re going to learn what it takes to succeed in your new first timer leadership position as a team lead or supervisor or manager, or a business owner. You will also get insights that allow you to configure your mind and develop an attitude that enables you to fit in the leadership position you have just taken.

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