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Second Round TOT in Addis

Yet another successful TOT for PRO-Leadership Global team in Africa, Cohort A1!

PRO Leadership aims at raising 1 million New Breed Leaders of Africa who will shoulder the responsibilities to transform Africa within one generation. The main target groups of this Initiative are Youth, Women, and Diaspora.

The 1st Cohort that finished the first stage of the Leadership Development Programs of the Initiative on July 20 2019 in Addis Ababa just graduated the second batch of Training of Trainers on October 28, 2019.

Congratulations to the latest graduates. The Core Team in Addis, job well done!

Influencing in the 21st C without authority (Audio)

More and more, in the 21st C, many leaders find themselves leading without formal authority. What are the three little things you could do to exert influence and succeed? Check out this message and let me know your thoughts…

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Grow within to have impact on the outside (Audio)

As I went out to facilitate a four-day workshop on themes such as Leading without authority, Breaking down silos, Influencing upward, Imposter syndrome, Change management, I thought sharing this quick message about the importance of first growing within to have an impact on the outside. Listen to it and let me know your thoughts, and what have you been doing in this regard…

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Mindset: The determining factor for the 21st C leader (Facebook Chat)

You cannot ‘see’ beyond the framework of your mind. Your mindset is the lens through which you see yourself, others, and the world around you…

Watch the chat and let’s know what you think:

Mindset: The determining factor for the 21st C leader

Mindset: The determining factor for the 21st C leader

Posted by PRO Leadership Global Inc. on Saturday, October 19, 2019

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What we think between our two ears determines our destiny

In this message, I talked about how what we think between our two ears determines our destiny than anything else. Shared my own story and a fascinating and extraordinary story of a former slave turned a world-renowned scientist who invented hundreds of products. George Washington Carver spoke in front of US Congress’s Ways and Means committee, be friended with presidents, and invited to advise and speak around the world. Listen to this message and let me know your thoughts.

Be Curious, Bold, and Persistent to pursue your passion

Be Curious, Bold, and Persistent to pursue your passion and live heroically on a consistent basis. Listen to my story about these 3 things, not my education or intelligence, that allow me where I am today to pursue my passion of empowering others. Let me know your thoughts and story too…

If you’re not reading, you aren’t leading (Video clip)

Great leaders develop certain mastery by developing certain habits. One of the habits great leaders develop is reading. If you’re not a reader, you’re not a leader! If you’re not reading, you’re not leading…

Reading gives you new perspectives you never had. Reading gives you new insights, tools, and approaches you have never heard or thought about.

Without new perspectives, insights, tools, and approaches, you get stuck where you are right now. You don’t want that to happen to you 🙂

If your desire is to go to the next level in your leadership, read from those who have mastery in the areas where you would like to grow…

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Be Mindful to Lead others Effectively (Facebook live Chat)

I was live on Facebook talking about how great leaders develop certain mastery by developing certain habits. One of the habits great leaders develop is mindfulness. Mindfulness is not just a function of the mind. On top of being mindful of what you think, you should also be mindful of your words, behaviors, and actions.


Ask questions such as does what I think right now reflects who I truly am (or who I want to be) and what I stand for? Does this word or this behavior or this action align with who I’m and my values?


Be also mindful of whether your words, behaviors, and/or actions build or tear down your self, your people, or community. Be mindful of the full impacts of your words, behaviors, and actions and if you feel that they negatively affect who you’re, your and your company’s brand, and the people around you don’t say or behave or act that way.


From my experience, I can tell you that being mindful all the time and in every circumstance is hard. However, I came up with certain approaches to increase my mindfulness. For example, whenever I get an email or text that irritates me and tempts me to respond right away with anger and without thinking (mindlessly), I would say to myself, let me respond to this in an hour time. By then, I will most probably have enough perspective and mindfully write the response that reflects who I’m, and according to my core values showing respect to the other person even if I may not agree with what they said.
Another tip: When somebody offends me or treats me badly, I put myself in their shoes. Not always, but mostly, I immediately start to experience empathy for the person. I right away remind myself how myself too imperfect and have said or behaved or done similar things in the past against other people without being conscious the impacts of these against the other person. I give people the benefit of the doubt believing that they may not consciously aware how they impacted me.


Here is how I’ll start the email or text in response to an unpleasant email or text 🙂 …I understand that this is important to you. I know how it feels like… Then, I may express my feeling afterward in writing while still showing respect in my words, adding some emoticons, etc.


Of course, I don’t always succeed but I’m making some progress. What about you? Watch the facebook chat (https://www.facebook.com/PROLeadershipGlobal/videos/428949774641155/). It gives you some new perspectives and encourages you to start to be mindful. You cannot lead successfully, in the 21st C, without developing self-awareness and mindfulness.


Wherever you may be in your mindfulness journey, keep working on it, and take it to the next level by practicing mindfulness on a consistent basis.


You may also consider reading more about these. The first chapter of my third book ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’ (https://successpws.com/?page_id=2254) provides some great insights, tools, and approaches to develop your self-awareness, and in turn, achieve personal mastery. The latter is key to lead others successfully. Remember, leadership begins with self…

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Why do we need to be mindful and self-aware leaders in the 21st C? (video clip)

While the 21st C is bombarding us with excessive info some of which are ‘mindless’, maybe we have one savior that may rescue us, our profession, community, and/organization- to be a little bit more mindful. I don’t claim that I’m better than anyone about self-awareness or mindfulness. I’m work in progress and invested in increasing my self-awareness and mindfulness consistently.

I was live sharing why is this important, what are the challenges, what individual professionals, leaders, teams, and organizations benefit from creating a personality and culture of mindfulness, and how to develop mindfulness, and more, I arranged this because I saw interest from many people during a recent Summit where I was a part of. The theme was The Future of Leadership and our panel’s topic was Mindfulness in leadership. The summit was organized by SOAR Community Network. I thought you too may want to know a little more and get inspired to take your awareness and mindfulness to the next level, and in return be in charge of your life and be more productive.

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Facebook live on Mindfulness & Self-awareness

I’ll go live tomorrow morning EST time to talk about the main discussion points from yesterday’s panel. We talked about what is mindfulness; why is it important for individuals, communities, and corporations; and how can we develop mindfulness.

I’ve invested in this one of the most important leadership competencies all leaders regardless of your culture, position, & field- Self Awareness. Mindfulness starts 1st with self-awareness. Self-aware and mindful leaders know who they truly are, their strengths, limitations, and have fewer blind spots. But, they haven’t got at this stage of growth by chance. You too can get there if you’ve not yet.

I disclaimed at the start of the panel that Mindfulness isn’t just what we think. It also takes to be mindful of what we say, how we behave, and mindful of what we do and how that impacts our mission & core values plus others including the future generations.

If your desire is to take your self-awareness and mindfulness to the next level, join me in this 30 minutes Facebook Live tomorrow. You can ask questions before and or during the session by going to the comment area.

First thing first, go ahead & Like PRO Leadership’s Facebook page to get updates of the live session: https://www.facebook.com/PROLeadershipGlobal/ #Mindful #SelfAware