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  • Founder, PRO Leadership Global
  • CEO, Success Pathways
  • Motivational and Keynote speaker
  • Experienced Workshop Facilitator
  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership
  • Author of Four Books, and host of Pick Yourself Up TV show
  • To learn more about Assegid, check out his brief bio by clicking here…


I. Bridging the Leadership Gaps

To tackle the major ills facing the world, we need to bridge the three leadership gaps (Geographic, Gender, and Generational gaps). Compared to developed nations in the West and North, developing countries in the South and East- especially in Africa, suffer from lack of leadership. The lack is not just in quantity but also in quality. Developing countries in the South and East don’t have enough competent leaders in every sector to overcome the myriads challenges they face in the 21st C. There are not enough leadership development institutions, programs, and resources to raise additional leaders and also empower the already existing leaders to overcome poverty, poor governance, diseases, and other major ills.

Though they are more than half in number and shoulder the lion’s share responsibilities within their communities, women aren’t empowered to take leadership on many fronts. There are apparent and subtle discriminations that prevent women from taking leads in the areas of their passion. The awareness of both women and men should be raised to fight both conscious and unconscious biases. Women’s leadership skills should be developed so that they may play their unique roles in the fight against the major ills in their respective communities.

Millions of baby boomer leaders are retiring and about to retire soon. Unfortunately, organizations, communities, and nations haven’t prepared to fill this generational leadership gap. There should be leadership development programs to bridge the generational leadership gap by inspiring and empowering emerging youth and student leaders so that they may begin playing their share to tackle the major ills in the world. In this keynote, based on his upcoming book on the same theme, Assegid:

  • Explains the critical roles developing the organizational and leadership capacity of leaders in developing countries, women, and youth plays in tapping to the opportunities the 21st C presents and in tackling the challenges it poses.
  • Presents the data to show the severity of the 3 G Leadership gaps and their implications
  • Provides three major options for each gap and how these could bridge the leadership gaps

II. New Breed Leaders of Africa

Africa is in desperate need of new kinds of leaders with a new mindset, attitude, skillsets, personality, and character to tackle the myriads of problems the continent faces that are chronic, complex, and deep-rooted. The continent needs leaders who could bring the diverse people of Africa together by providing new vision based on equality, diversity, tolerance, and inclusiveness. Leaders who could take Africa into a new era of prosperity, peace, democracy, justice, and freedom. In this speech, using contents from his upcoming book, Assegid explains:

  • What kinds of leaders does Africa need to experience transformation?
  • Who are already the new leaders of Africa?
  • What should be the key attributes of the new breed leaders of Africa needs to develop?
  • What steps should key stakeholders take to raise new breed leaders in the various sectors and industries?

III. Leadership for Sustainable Development

Few countries in the South and East have attained sustainable economic development and transformed their respective countries in one generation. On the other hand, the overwhelming majority in these regions still struggles to feed their people and overcome both acute and chronic challenges without success. Based on his upcoming book on this theme, Assegid shares in this speech the following key points:

  • Why the development approaches regional and international stakeholders haven’t tried thus far haven’t bore fruits.
  • The need to make a shift and invest in the people.
  • What organizational and leadership approaches those which are enjoying sustainable economic development have used?
  • What kind of attributes should leaders have to bring economic development
  • Some of the lessons leaders from the two major cultures learn from one another to bring lasting change.

IV. West-East Leadership Exchange

Lasting and sustainable change happens when countries employ continual cultural reforms. Stagnation is inevitable if nations fail to question their culture and make the appropriate reforms on a consistent basis. Based on his upcoming book on this the same theme, Assegid shares:

  1. The place of cultural revolution to transform nations
  2. What leadership nuggets the East should adopt from the West and vice versa
  3. How can leaders in both cultures implement these changes to take their communities, organizations, and nations to the next level?
  4. And more.

NOTE: On top of keynotes and motivational speeches based on his four books, Assegid also offers the services below as follow up to his speeches and/or as stand-alone services:

  1. Individual or group coaching,
  2. Seminars to empower Supervisors and Project Managers,
  3. Workshops on soft skills and leadership development, and
  4. Consulting

Contact Info:


Tel: 703-895-4551



P.O. Box 10136

Silver Spring, MD 20914