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Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome 

Just 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 conquer first-time leadership pitfalls?

If so, you need our Amazon's #1 bestseller book: 'Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome.'

The book is written for 1st-time team leaders, project managers, supervisors, aspiring first-time leaders, new business owners, and senior leaders who are coaching and mentoring first-timers in their organizations.

Many organizations hire or promote new leaders and watch to see whether they swim or sink without equipping them to make a smooth transition and excel at their new leadership role.

As a result, they suffer from what we call 1st timer syndrome, which negatively affects their confidence, well-being, performance, and relationships.

This book provides the latest management and leadership insights, applicable models, well-tested tools, practical approaches, strategies, and tactics that can help overcome 1st timer syndrome, and in turn feel confident, and assertive from the get-go, and begin delivering results quickly.

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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.

Print book

Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome is available on Amazon in print and Kindle versions.

Online course

Enroll in the online course and dive deep. Video and audio clips, and handout for each module. 

Free webinar

Attend this jampacked free webinar that will empower you to overcome 1st timer syndrome.

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 excel 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 share 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 to meet your specific needs.
 
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2. How to excel as a new supervisor

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 cohort program to empower your emerging leaders to excel now and prepare them to be ready if you need some of them to 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.

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 

Bestseller and hot new release

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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