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Presentation based on my new book on Aug 4th @ 6pm

If you’re in the DC metro area and available on Aug 4th @6 pm, this is great news. I’m going to facilitate an interactive workshop based on my new book entitled ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success: 12 soft skills to master self, get along with, and lead others successfully’. In this one hour fast paced but engaging presentation, I’ll empower my audience to take their life, career, and business to the next level by sharing with them key insights, processes, and tools they can immediately use in the work and marketplaces.

You may wonder and question whether developing your soft skills has anything to do with you as a Christian. It does! Don’t look far. Study Jesus.

Jesus had an extraordinary personal mastery. He led Himself first before He stepped out to lead His disciples. Throughout those three years and a half, He demonstrated how in charge He was.

On the other hand, Adam lacked personal mastery, and thus, gave away his authority and caused havoc. Thank God! Jesus came into this world to take back the authority Adam lost. This assignment required discipline. Jesus had what it took. He didn’t buy into the temptations of the devil since He had personal mastery (Matthew 4: 1 – 11).

You may be a great Christian. You may love God and His people. You’re passionate about serving the world. These are great attributes to have. Do you have self-mastery? You cannot master what you don’t know. Do you know who you truly are, your calling, passion, strengths, limitations, and blind spots that the devil and wicked people have been using to sabotage your life, business, and ministry? Have you led yourself successfully before you attempted to lead others? If you don’t know yourself, your mission, if you are not in charge of your emotions, manage your time and energy wisely, solve the problems you are confronted creatively, and make ethical and right decisions, you’re not yet in charge. You’re susceptible to stumble, to fall into the temptations of the devil.

Jesus built His team from scratch, knew His and the roles of His team members very well, and played His part selflessly. He communicated effectively both verbally and non-verbally, used unforgettable stories, metaphors, and parables. His hearers marveled by His extraordinary communication ability (Luke 4: 32). He knew how to deal with diverse groups. He used different communication approaches when He communicated with the friendly Pharisee Nicodemus and those who were hypocrites and those who were trying to trap Him. He got along with women and gentiles too…

You may have self-control. You may be a self-disciplined Christian with extraordinary personal mastery. These alone don’t translate into success in your Christian life, career, business, and ministry. You may have a generational call. The world has been waiting for you to step out and be a solution to the dark world around you and beyond. You’re here at the right time and place, with the right message. You know yourself, your call, and the truth. It’s not enough. You need to master getting along with others, both Christians and non-Christians. Both at home, in the church, in the neighbourhood, market, and workplaces.

Can you play teamwork, know your uniqueness, the uniqueness of others, play your role, whether your role is to lead or support the leader and other team members? Can you communicate your message effectively? Can you turn conflicts into opportunities? Can you live, work, and do business with diverse people from different age groups, races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, genders, and so on?

Jesus was a great leader who motivated His team to aim high. He restored humanity to its former glory. He then inspired His followers to reconnect with the Father, enter into the Kingdom, and claim their birthright of sonship and daughtership- to behave and act as the sons and daughters of the Most High. He stretched His disciples and inspired them, “Whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do” (John 14: 12). He coached and mentored His disciples before and after His resurrection. He empowered them and sent them to practice and exercise their authority (Mark 6: 7). Jesus transformed His team, and led them in many stormy situations when He was here on earth, and still leads His Body to finish the work He began.

It’s great that you’ve personal mastery, and get along with others successfully. The question is, have you developed those soft skills that empower you to lead your team? Do you know how to motivate your people to aim high? Do you coach and empower your team members to do their job descriptions properly? Do you know how to mentor your successors? Do you know how to negotiate with your team, other internal and external customers, and stakeholders? Do you know how to conduct win-win deals? Do you know how change works? Are you skillful in leading your people to make changes smoothly?  If you answered no to one of these questions or hesitated to say a resounding yes, you need to work on your soft skills that are vital to lead others successfully.

If your desire is to grow in your Christian walk, succeed in what you do, you cannot afford to neglect your soft skills. And, this presentation provides you a high-level overview of the 12 soft skills that make or break your life, career, business, ministry.

The event is organized by 21st C Community. It’s going to be at the Civic Building, Veterans Plaza, Downtown Silver Spring (One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910).

By the way, two of my books are door prizes. The first two persons who will come first will be rewarded. Be one of them!

For more info about the event, please check out this link: http://successpws.com/?p=2340

If you missed the previous emails that talked about the release of the book, here is a brief video message about my new book, and how to download a free pdf file from our website:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZLG2cBT-vg

By the way, if we’ve not met recently, I changed my haircut style. Check it out 🙂

If you missed the Press Release email we sent out yesterday, here is the link: http://successpws.com/?p=2292

Book Information:
Title: Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success
Subtitle: 12 soft skills to master self, get along with, and lead others successfully
Author: Assegid Habtewold
Publisher: Success Pathways Press
ISBN: 978-1-947524-01-9
Published: July 2017
Pages: 226
Genre: Personal Growth, Professional Development, and Leadership
Free downloadTo download the first few sections and conclusion of the book for free, check out this link: http://successpws.com/?page_id=2254

About The Author:
Assegid Habtewold is a coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer at Success Pathways, LLC. He has over two decades of leadership experience and has been empowering leaders from diverse industries on themes that are covered in this book. He has diverse professional background: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s in Computer Science, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership. He has already written two books on leadership. He frequently blogs and facilitates workshops on the 12 soft skills discussed in this book. 

You can order the book from Amazon

For more information, review copies, or interviews, please contact:

Assegid Habtewold
PO.O. Box 10136
Silver Spring, MD 20914
EmailAssegid@successpws.com or assegidh@gmail.com
Tel: 703-895-4551
Websitehttp://www.successpws.com

 

AHM strives to restore the greatness of humanity one person at a time. The teachings of the ministry focus on restoring the whole man (woman)- the body, mind, and spirit. The messages are uplifting, life-changing, inspirational, transformational, and empowering. If you share the vision of AHM, you can join us in restoring the greatness of humanity one person at a time…

A brief video message about the new book and how to get a free download

Press Release: The founder of AHM, in his new book, unveils 12 soft skills that make or break one’s success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                               Press Release

New book unveils 12 soft skills that make or break one’s success

Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success: 12 soft skills to master self, get along with, and lead others successfully by Assegid Habtewold- a leadership expert and soft skills workshop facilitator, is now available. The book is based on a story and shares great insights, approaches, and tools essential to develop the 12 vital soft skills that make or break one’s success.

Silver Spring, MD, July 13 2017 (Success Pathways Press) Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford Research Center revealed, “85% of job success comes from having welldeveloped soft and people skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge (hard skills).”  Unfortunately, many professionals over depend on their technical expertise. They neglect to develop their soft skills proactively and in turn pay dire prices individually and cause havoc in their organizations. Common workplace complaints such as high turnover, conflict, and low productivity many companies experience come down to lack of certain soft skills.

The book is based on the story of a successful professional (Dan) who was promoted to lead a multimillion-dollar project because of his excellent technical skills. Unfortunately, due to lack of some soft skills, problems started to pop up where he couldn’t get along with his peers, and lead his team members successfully. Dan almost got fired by his immediate boss (Susan) from leading the project until the CEO of the company (Paul) negotiated a deal that required him to attend a three-part Soft Skills Development program and to work with a mentor (Rafael) to continue leading the project. The book narrates how the problem began, the negotiations, and the main discussion points of the 12 mentoring sessions. Each chapter summarizes the three key talking points of Dan and Rafael: a) Four insights Dan gained from each workshop, b) The assessments, processes, models, and tools he found helpful, and c) Immediate actions he plans to take as a result of attending that particular workshop.

When asked why he wrote the book, Dr. Habtewold responded, “I worked as a researcher for an international research organization for more than five years up until I came to the US in 2005. Between 2005 and 2007, I was a production operator and then a software engineer working for a multinational corporation. These opportunities gave me chances to work with outstanding professionals. However, the majority of them, like Dan, they struggled to get along and continually advance in their career due to lack of certain soft skills. Since I became a trainer in 2007, I’ve continued to witness the dire prices of lack of soft skills at individual and organizational levels. That was why I decided to write this book to play my share in empowering individuals to develop those critical soft skills that determine their success….”

Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success is unique from other similar books because it shares:

  • Data that show how soft skills play the lion’s share for one’s success. Here are just two examples: “46% of new hires fail in the first 18 months, and 89 percent of them failed for attitudinal reasons [soft skills]. Only 11 percent failed due to a lack of hard skills.”More than 1 million employed U.S. workers concluded that the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is a bad boss or immediate supervisor.” Such bosses lack the vital soft skills necessary to get along and lead their team, and thus, they cause chaos, high turnover, and low employee morale.
  • Stories like Nikola Tesla- the legendary inventor, who died poor and in isolation due to lack of soft skills.
  • President Donald Trump’s Twitter war with President Enrique Pena Nieto over US-Mexico border to illustrate the vital role soft skills like negotiation play to get along and lead high stake negotiations between nations. The book offers some key lessons from this Twitter feud between two presidents that can be used in any negotiation.
  • Some stories of the author including the culture shock he experienced during his early days in the US, and how he worked on his cultural intelligence to get along with diverse people in his new home. He also shared latest practical examples, case studies, and lessons he learned from his readings and experience as a former professional and now a facilitator of soft skills workshops.
  • Many other valuable lessons.

The 12 soft skills that are covered in this book are industry and culture neutral. In whichever industry and country you may belong, they empower you to achieve extraordinary results in your personal life, career, and business. The book contains great insights, tools, and processes that enable you to develop the 12 soft skills that make or break your life, relationships, career, or business.

Book Information:

Title: Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success

Subtitle: 12 soft skills to master self, get along with, and lead others successfully

Author: Assegid Habtewold

Publisher: Success Pathways Press

ISBN: 978-1-947524-01-9

Published: July 2017

Pages: 226

Genre: Personal Growth, Professional Development, and Leadership

Free download: To download the first few sections and conclusion of the book for free, check out this link: http://successpws.com/?page_id=2254

About The Author:

Assegid Habtewold is a coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer at Success Pathways, LLC. He has over two decades of leadership experience and has been empowering leaders from diverse industries on themes that are covered in this book. He has diverse professional background: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s in Computer Science, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership. He has already written two books on leadership. He frequently blogs and facilitates workshops on the 12 soft skills discussed in this book.

You can order the book from Amazon

For more information, review copies, or interviews, please contact:

Assegid Habtewold

PO.O. Box 10136

Silver Spring, MD 20914

Email: Assegid@successpws.com or assegidh@gmail.com

Tel: 703-895-4551

Website: http://www.successpws.com

 

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