Leaders: Speak Like a pro

 Great leaders are extraordinary communicators.
 
They don’t leave communication for a chance.
 
They work on their speaking ability consciously.
 
Many genuine leaders, however, mistakenly believe that as far as they have the zeal to lead, they can successfully fulfill their mission. Wrong!
 
As a leader, you may have golden messages, clear vision, and outstanding strategies. It doesn’t matter unless you know how to communicate them with your team, partners, and alliances.
 
Remember, almost all of the leaders in history, and many of the successful contemporary leaders around the world were/are extraordinary communicators.
 
There are so many barriers that stand between your golden and timely messages and the people you are called to lead.
 
Don’t forget, changing people requires communicating at multiple levels: heart, mind, and emotional levels. That is why you should learn how to bypass some barriers to communicate successfully.
 
Watch this interactive workshop that I facilitated for five Toastmasters clubs in Rockville MD. I usually give a two-day or one-day seminar on presentation skills. Thus, this is the shortest version.
 
If you would like me to facilitate this or other soft skill workshops to your group, don’t hesitate to reach out to me (Tel: 703-895-4551 or email me at assegid@successpws.com). Don’t worry; I’ll make sure to customize the workshop for your group/event. If you have a one-on-one coaching need, let me know.

Assegid Habtewold, Bridge Builder

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New Book: The Highest Level of Greatness

Hello Bridge Builders,

To refresh your memory, the mission of PRO Leadership is bridging the leadership gaps worldwide one community at a time.

These gaps were created because of some barriers. Nonetheless, the main reason is that the overwhelming majority doesn’t believe that they are greatness material and becoming leaders in the area of their passion and according to their unique purpose is their birthright. Many shy away from taking leadership responsibilities by citing so many lame excuses. 

Though it is understandable why many avoid stepping up and be part of the solution to the major ills the world is facing, we cannot just exempt ourselves and expect others to take leadership initiatives and address these challenges we face. The major ills the world faces demand great leaders like yourself. You have what it takes within you to unleash your greatness by becoming a leader in your life and your mission in life.

In my latest book entitled ‘The Highest Level of Greatness: Purpose-oriented, vision-centered, and values-driven greatness’, I shared the stories of great leaders from diverse cultures who were like you and me when they began their leadership journey. Using a framework, I clearly showed how ordinary individuals could achieve extraordinary results and attain greatness as far as they discover their unique purpose, envision the completion of the purpose, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment toward their core values. 

You’re not exceptional. The challenges your community, nation, and the world face demands that you step up. Like those who went before you, the great ones, you should bring out your best, impact the world around you and beyond, put a dent in the history of humanity, and leave a legacy that outlives you and your generation.

Filled with stories, insights, and conversations, the book will help you become one of the great world changers. To learn more about the book, and also download the Introduction and first chapter of the book, check out the Press Release: http://successpws.com/?p=2599

If you haven’t yet, check out the Facebook live interview I had in September at UN Migration Agency- IOM office in DC: https://www.facebook.com/IOM/videos/10155003995669021/ Here is the YouTube link if in case you don’t have yet a Facebook account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvKbIIXRMeI

More Greatness books and specific books on Leadership are coming in 2018. We’re also preparing to launch a Show that brings to you high impact interviews in our effort to bridge the leadership gaps. Stay Tuned!

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Assegid Habtewold

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PRO Leadership Global Inc. (www.proleadership.org) is a non-profit organization based in Maryland, US. PRO Leadership PROmotes the right kind of Leadership, PROduces great leaders to bridge the leadership gaps (including gender leadership gap) worldwide one community at a time. If you would like to support what we do, feel free to reach out to us, and be part of the movement.

Take leadership according to your purpose in life

Impactful leaders know for sure who they truly are, and their unique mission…

They lead as they pursue their unique assignment as per their purpose in life…

Such leaders are on a mission leading first themselves, and those who share the common purpose.

True leaders don’t compete, rather, complement others. They only run on their one lane without tripping others who are on their lanes…

You too. You can begin this rewarding and fulfilling journey by first knowing who you are and why you’re here in this generation.

You should take leadership based on your unique purpose. You cannot serve well without being at your rightful place. You won’t have a competitive advantage. You cannot excel, and remain relevant. You cannot bring the needed change. Even if you do, you cannot sustain the change, and leave a legacy.

 

Below is an excerpt from my upcoming book:

“…The universe is a purposeful one. Everything in this universe was created for a specific reason. That was why Sir John Templeton asked cynically, Would it not be strange if a universe without purpose accidentally created humans who are so obsessed with purpose?” There is nothing in this finely tuned universe that exists without a definite purpose.

Each individual is created with a unique purpose to manifest greatness. However, this greatness is tied with his unique purpose. One’s true greatness, therefore, should begin by admitting this fact and taking responsibility to discover and pursue his unique purpose.

Filipino nationalist and polymath Jose Rizal took responsibility when he said, “As God has not made anything useless in this world, as all beings fulfill obligations or a role in the sublime drama of Creation, I cannot exempt from this duty.” He believed, “And small though it be, I too have a mission to fill, as for example: alleviating the sufferings of my fellowmen.” You too; what so ever small you may think your reason for existence, you have a unique place in the universe. You were born for a specific purpose. Humanity in particular, and the universe at large won’t be complete without you playing your unique part. Your generation won’t be fulfilled without you pursuing and fulfilling the reason for your existence.

If in case you’re skeptical about this ‘everything has a unique purpose’ thing, let me help you a little. Within every creation, there is a coded purpose. Some of the codes are easy to decode, others aren’t. If we don’t know the very reason why a thing exists doesn’t nullify its original purpose. If we haven’t yet known the very purpose of a thing, it only shows our inability to discover it as of yet. We’re not yet able to decode its reason for existence. That is it!

The same is true if you’ve not yet discovered your purpose. Don’t give up. Make a decision today to discover your purpose. Otherwise, the alternative is not pretty. Failure to identify the reason for your existence leads to insignificance, not to greatness…”

Assegid Habtewold, Bridge Builder
PRO Leadership Global Inc. (www.proleadership.org) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Maryland, US. PRO Leadership PROmotes leadership, PROduces leaders to bridge the leadership gaps (Geographic, Gender, and Generational gaps) to tackle the major ills worldwide one community at a time. If you would like to support what we do, feel free to reach out to us, and be part of the movement.

2- Hour Workshop on Present like a pro

I joined Toastmasters (TM) in 2009. As a leader, I benefited tremendously from this outstanding organization and its leadership. If you saw me speak back then, you wouldn’t believe it’s now that the same guy 🙂 Because of TM and my mentors, I’ve come a long way. Not only I’m now speaking well, I coach supervisors and managers to have high impact communication from the stage.

On Nov 9th, I’m going to facilitate a 2-hour workshop entitled ‘Present like a pro’. It’s a very practical workshop where I’m going to share:

  • Latest facts and statistics,
  • Demonstrations,
  • Video clips, and
  • Practicing opportunities for a few volunteers who would like to practice and get feedback to take their presentation ability to the next level.

Click this link to watch this < 3 min video clip to learn the learning objectives of a one-day workshop that I provide to my clients on the same theme. The contents of this 2- Hour workshop are taken from this workshop.

If you are available that day, and if you live and work in Rockville area, you should attend this Joint Open House organized by five Toastmasters clubs in the area.

One stone two birds:

  1. You learn how to present like a pro plus
  2. Hear from TM’s leadership, and ask questions so that you could be able to join one of the clubs where you may practice what you are going to learn that day.

Don’t miss this opportunity! As a leader, you should work on your communication ability. You should fine-tune your competence to speak clearly, authentically, and credibly. For more info, check the attached flyer.

I’ll also make some copies of my latest book ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’ available…

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Why a few attain envious greatness and changed the world?

True leaders are world changers. They are pacesetters, trailblazers, and more.
 
Great leaders are candidates to attain envious greatness in their lifetime, generation, and beyond.
 
In this regard, I’m writing a book. It will soon be published. Stay tuned.
 
In the meantime, here is a short excerpt from the book: 
[…Have you ever asked yourself “Why a few achieved greatness and changed the world while billions have come and gone without even leaving the slightest clue that they have ever been here on this planet?” I’ve studied the great ones for more than two decades. It was easy to discover that out of billions of people, we only have had a few great ones in every generation. This is regardless of everybody, whether they would like to admit or not, wanting to be great. Unfortunately, only a few attained true greatness because the few great ones did what the mass avoids doing.

I discovered that those few who achieved envious greatness due to these 6 Ds:

  1. Detested mediocrity.
  2. Declared their freedom, at least, within.
  3. Dared to leave their comfort zone.
  4. Despised playing it safe.
  5. Dived into the unknown to live up to their full potential.
  6. Defied fear and stepped into their greatness boldly.

How many of the Ds have you embraced thus far? Which ones you haven’t yet, and why? What is keeping you at bay from tapping into your greatness within? What is preventing you from stepping into your birthright of greatness?…]

 
Believe that you’re a greatness material. Be persuaded that, within you, there is greatness and unlimited potential. If you just believe that, you’re stepping into your greatness away.
 
If you haven’t yet, vow to leave the world around you better than you found it.
 
Adopt the 6Ds discussed in this excerpt and join those who are world changers. You have, as a leader, what it takes within…
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Bridging the Gender Leadership Gap is OUR collective RESPONSIBILITY

The gender leadership gap shouldn’t be just a right issue that only matters to women alone.

When more than half of your productive population that shoulders 75% of responsibilities are discriminated, stereotyped, and prevented from leading according to their passion and talent, you’re in crisis as a team, community, and society.

This disparity has serious economic and social implications at multiple levels. That is why we at PRO Leadership doing our best to increase the awareness of both men and women concerning the consequences of failing to bridge the gender leadership gap.

We’ll soon release a book that provides data, and most importantly, approaches to bridge the gender leadership gap.

What are you doing to bridge this gap? Are you interested to join hand with PRO Leadership and be part of the movement?

Let’s know how you would like to contribute your share in bridging the gender leadership gap in your community and the world at large.

Assegid Habtewold, Bridge Builder
PRO Leadership Global Inc. (www.proleadership.org) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Maryland, US. PRO Leadership PROmotes leadership, PROduces leaders to bridge the leadership gaps (Geographic, Gender, and Generational gaps) to tackle the major ills worldwide one community at a time. If you would like to support what we do, feel free to reach out to us, and be part of the movement.

PRO Leadership’s media arm intro and outro

PRO Leadership’s media arm- Bridge, will soon begin producing interviews that aim at bridging the leadership gaps one community at a time.

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PRO Leadership Global Inc. (www.proleadership.org) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Maryland, US. PRO Leadership PROmotes leadership, PROduces leaders to bridge the leadership gaps (Geographic, Gender, and Generational gaps) to tackle the major ills worldwide one community at a time. If you would like to support what we do, feel free to reach out to us, and be part of the movement.

Facebook live interview at UN Migration Agency- IOM office in DC

Live from Washington DC: a Conversation with Ethiopian author Assegid Habtewold

Posted by IOM – UN Migration Agency on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 Here is the YouTube link if in case you don’t have yet a Facebook account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvKbIIXRMeI
PRO Leadership Global Inc. (www.proleadership.org) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Maryland, US. PRO Leadership PROmotes leadership, PROduces leaders to bridge the leadership gaps (Geographic, Gender, and Generational gaps) to tackle the major ills worldwide one community at a time. If you would like to support what we do, feel free to reach out to us, and be part of the movement.

Bridging the Generational Leadership Gap

Latest statistics show that the world has the largest youth population ever.
 
The sad thing is that the youth have been victims of so many challenges including unemployment, crime, and the lack of opportunities.
 
If the young people are empowered to become leaders and given a chance to take the lead, they could overcome the other challenges they are facing.
 
If the youth are enabled to take charge, they are more than able to shape their own destinies. Not only that, if the baton is transferred to young people, they could have contributed their fair share in tackling the major ills the world as a whole is confronted.
 
That is why we at PRO Leadership are committed to bridging the generational leadership gap.
 
What would be your role to bridge this gap?
Assegid Habtewold, Bridge Builder
PRO Leadership Global Inc. (www.proleadership.org) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Maryland, US. PRO Leadership PROmotes leadership, PROduces leaders to bridge the leadership gaps (Geographic, Gender, and Generational gaps) to tackle the major ills worldwide one community at a time. If you would like to support what we do, feel free to reach out to us, and be part of the movement.

Be a Bridge Builder

Fill the leadership gap that exists in your:
  1. Community,
  2. Organization,
  3. Wherever you live, work, and do business.
Be a Bridge Builder.
 
Leadership is your birthright. You were wired to take charge in the area of your:
  • Passion,
  • According to your talent, and
  • Passion.

Claim (or reclaim) your birthright of leadership!

Don’t sit on the sidelines and watch while your:
  • Community,
  • Organization, and
  • The world burn alive.

Don’t just stand there as a spectator. Take leadership initiative (s) where you can play a unique role…

There is a unique leadership contribution you could make according to your gifting and experience. The world’s major ills won’t go away without your participation. Join us to bridge the leadership gaps that exist…
 
Be a Bridge Builder!
Assegid Habtewold, Bridge Builder
PRO Leadership Global Inc. (www.proleadership.org) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Maryland, US. PRO Leadership PROmotes leadership, PROduces leaders to bridge the leadership gaps (Geographic, Gender, and Generational gaps) to tackle the major ills worldwide one community at a time. If you would like to support what we do, feel free to reach out to us, and be part of the movement.