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Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome 

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Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome... is a big thumbs up.

Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome is a big thumbs up.
Whether you are an aspiring leader, new leader or experienced leader you will find helpful tips, advice and reminders that can help keep leaders on track.
As I reflect on my early days in leadership positions, I remember that I kept finding ways to get in my own way. Dr. Assegid’s, Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome follows the mantra, “before you can lead others you have to be able to lead yourself.”
The easy flow and format with Diagnostic Questions, Learning Objectives, and excellent references in each chapter, makes the book read more like a workbook or job aid rather than I text book or novel. I call it a great desk reference guide. Dr. Assegid identifies the important leadership topics and pitfalls: communications, conflict, assertiveness, accountability, imposter syndrome, emotional intelligence, team development, goals, etc. He also provides many references, in case you need to take a deeper dive into any of these areas.
I highly recommend this holistic approach to leadership and believe it can be beneficial to all those that find themselves getting in their own way.

-MJ Metoyer, Pres Metoyer Consulting

 

More Than Antidotes - This Book Has Strategies and Action Suggestions

I like books that cause you to think introspectively, let you know what to expect within, and provide specific actions we can take to implement what is written about. "Overcoming First-Timer Syndrome" does just this. While the subtitle says "antidotes", the book is more than just stories. I find the book offers strategies to many levels of professional experience as we are all first-timers in one venture or another. The book is well-organized by topic. Each chapter has an overview of why we should read it, asks diagnostic questions for introspective thinking, provides learning objectives (which is atypical of books - more training-oriented), and then provides strategies for implementation. I recommend this book by Dr. Assegid Habtewold if you are facing a new situation in your professional or personal life. After all, we are all first-timers!

-S. Henderson

 

A must read for both the first-time and seasoned leader who wants to inspire their team by example.

AZ has nailed it. To me, leadership is like being a confident movie director. The cast is your team. Each actor (member of your team) is unique. As a first-time leader (confident director), your job is to inspire by authentic example, taking into account each individual actor’s uniqueness as well as each actor’s similarities. Throughout AZ’s book, “Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome”, he has kept his focus on the concept of leadership that inspires. In today’s world, true confident leaders, whether first-time or well seasoned, not only direct their teams on specific actions to take, more importantly, they inspire their teams to confidently direct themselves. AZ is an expert at illustrating this truth through his 11 antidotes to thrive. His book will join the ranks of other great leadership books of the present and past. A must read for the first-time as well as the practiced leader. DW Starr, Extreme Confidence Expert: Consultant, Speaker and Live-Performance Transformational Educator and Author.

-DW Starr

 

I read Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome with great interest. The book is well designed and walks you step by step on how to go beyond the syndrome to thrive in your first time leadership role. The 11 antidotes prescribed to deal with the first timer syndrome offer latest leadership insights, relevant models, practical tools, easy to implement strategies, and workable tactics to quickly overcome the syndrome. I highly recommend the book to anyone aspiring to become a leader, most importantly to those who got promoted recently

-Alemayehu

 

A book every student should receive

A very well structured and easy read. This book should be given to students and new management as part of their orientation/on boarding. It’s a book that will be read and then referenced as the reader takes the step into leadership (or something new) and uses the skills and best practices shared to overcome challenges, be confident and successful! A must read.

-Leila B.

 

Great book on leadership

Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome is an excellent guide for new leaders and for leaders who are trying to gain more understanding. The author delivered the leadership concepts in simple and easy methods. It is thought provoking and a must read.

-Amazon Customer

 

This book helps you prepare for the challenges you will face!

This book is a must-read for new leaders and managers! Stepping into your first leadership role presents opportunities and the reward for years of hard work. However, it also poses significant and generally unseen challenges. Being well prepared is the best antidote to those challenges. By reading this book and doing the exercises, you will be significantly more prepared and increase your success and that of your organization.

-Maureen

 

This book is for every one

This book is for everyone. Wherever you might find yourself today, a first timer or a seasoned professional, this book has the tools to help further enhance your skills.

I appreciate the tone(optimistic) and style of this book. Right from the start, the author paints a rough road map of where he is taking us. By doing so, Dr. Assegid is helping his readers to focus and to dig within.

Moreover, Dr. Assegid also demonstrates a genuine level of authenticity. He’s not afraid to share his struggles and shortcomings. By doing so he is also inviting his readers to reflect on theirs as well.

Get your book today. You won’t be disappointed.

-Meron Berhane

 

Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome

Once again, Dr Habtewold has demonstrated his writing skills and ushered in his vast experience in leadership through well articulated and easily understandable book. His personal journey and unparalleled motivation renders him qualified scholar on the subject matter. Highly recommended book for beginners in leadership and others alike.

-Dr Ati Ferede

 

Leaders are not born, they are made in the crucible of experience.

This Being thrust into a leadership position is a challenge for most people. Where do you go to minimize mistakes and start out on the right foot? Go to AZ, and this book. It provides solid advice for the new leader, to help you avoid the common pitfalls and mistakes everyone is prone to make. I wish I had a book like this when I started.

-Dr. Charles T. Bowen Jr., DSL

 

Read this book!

Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome, by Dr AZ, is a book that will inspire you to choose risk and challenge over safety and easy. It's a booked couched in practical examples of how ASSIGID lives this out every day. Full of wisdom and inspiration, this book will inspire you to live a life that doesn't shy away from failure, but chases it. There are rewards on the other side of failure, that personally, I've never considered because I've been too afraid of trying new. But Assigid's book has challenged me to embrace those fears and chase failure anyways.

Go read this book! And buy a few copies for friends.

-Gedyon Woldtsadik

 

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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.

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Online course

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

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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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

estseller and hot new release

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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