January, 2019

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Interview based on my two leadership books

Last November, when I was in Baherdar at Amhara Media, I gave a series of interviews to the host of YeAmerar Tebebe based on my 5 books. The video clip below was based on two of my books- Redefining Leadership, and The Nine Cardinal Building Blocks for continued success in leadership.

Before we talked about the core messages of these two books, he asked me some personal questions: My background from Harar until now where I’m in the US, whether being a leadership expert in the US is without challenge, why I wrote these two books, and many other interesting questions.

Remember, you’re a leader wherever you’re now and regardless of your titles. To succeed as a leader at home, work and marketplace, you need to grow as a person and leader on a constant basis. To be honest, I watched it again right now and found it very engaging where we did talk about some tough and sticky issues you don’t want to miss. This part one interview and the upcoming interviews I had with Ayele, I believe will equip you to excel as a leader of the 21st C.

Once you listen to these conversations, let me know if you may have any feedback or question.

If you are interested me to empower you further to take your leadership to the next level as a coach and/or if you would like me to speak to your team, don’t hesitate to reach out. Click here to know the services we provide…

Leadership Qualities to Succeed in the 21st C

As we celebrate MLK day here in the US, let me ask you this question: What leadership attributes he would have incorporated to his arsenal if he is still alive in the 21st C?

MLK is a household name around the world. He was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th C. We all admire his extraordinary leadership qualities.

He was clear about his mission in life. Not only he had clarity about his purpose, but he was also ready to die for it. That was why he said, “If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” He was also persistent. Regardless of so many challenges and setbacks he was facing, he kept going forward. I like what he said in this regard: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

His infamous I’ve a dream’ speech displayed in full view his ability to envision deep into the future. As we all have seen thus far, his vision came to pass, at least, the most part. MLK also demonstrated a sense of urgency by making his cause his top priority. He frequently used the phrase ‘The fierce urgency of now’ in his speeches. For instance, once he said: “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now … This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

Well, he had many other off the charts leadership qualities such as his extraordinary communication ability plus his solid character.

Let me ask you again: If MLK is still alive in the 21st C, what additional leadership qualities would he have added on top of the great leadership attributes he already had?

In my upcoming presentation at a conference organized by Jantilla on February 2nd, I will talk about “Leadership in the 21st C”. On top of answering some other important questions, I’ll share some of the key leadership qualities necessary to succeed in the 21st C. I hope to see you there and hear your answer to the above question.

Don’t miss this empowering program on Feb 2nd 2019

If you’re in the metro area, mark your calendar.

On Saturday, February the 2nd, 2019, Jantilla organized an empowering event, which you don’t want to miss.

As you enter the New Year, you want to start it with a high note by investing in your personal development.

Sign up online and also invite your friends.

Here is the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-growth-leadership-civ… Hope to see you there…

A discussion on the five dysfunctions of a team (video clip)

Governments, organizations, and partnerships around the world have suffered a lot because of team dysfunction. In this two-part discussion, I had a wonderful discussion with Ermias based on the book ‘The five dysfunctions of a team’.

By the way, I also briefly shared my observation about my trip to Ethiopia after 13 long years in the beginning.

We talked about the reasons why teams experience dysfunction and how to reverse that, and more. The discussion was very practical and applicable to your team.

Whether you’re a leader or a team member, you want to know whether your team is dysfunctional or not, and if it is, you want to learn what to do to make it a team that functions like a well-oiled machine…

Gera show 3rd year anniversary program (video clip)

Last month Gera show celebrated its 3rd year anniversary. The program was eventful. There were distinguished guests such as Prince Ermias and other VIPs among the Ethiopian community in the Diaspora. You may watch the full program. Just for your info, I was one of the speakers and I talked about the crucial roles media plays for a given community (for good or bad), Gera show’s unique contributions in the past 3 years, how we Ethiopians are lagging behind in tapping into the power of media even by African standard, and more. Happy anniversary for Gera show once again! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=510346422787940&id=1107144229302725