ILA Podcast

Welcoming the Butterflies

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Dr. Assegid  Habtewold


Dr. Assegid Habtewold shares strategies for emerging leaders that he writes about in his new book Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome: 11 Antidotes to Thrive Beyond First-Time Leadership Pitfalls.

A Quote From This Episode

“Many organizations just promote people and see whether they sink or swim…A lot of people making their first-time opportunity to lead are suffering.”

About Dr. Assegid Habtewold

Dr. Assegid (AZ) Habtewold is a transition and transformation strategist at Success Pathways, LLC. AZ has over 20 years of international leadership experience in both classroom and virtual environments serving diverse clients in government agencies, corporations, and community organizations in the U.S. and overseas. Dr. Habtewold specializes in designing leadership cohort programs for emerging, middle, and senior leaders. He has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, a Master’s in Computer Science, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership. AZ also has certifications such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Instructional Systems Design (ISD). He is a member of the International Leadership Association and the host of the “Pick Yourself Up” show that airs on MMCTV Channel 16. His six books include: Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome in Leadership; Unchain Your Greatness; The Highest Level of Greatness; Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success; The 9 Cardinal Building Blocks for Continued Success in Leadership; and Redefining Leadership.

Host Scott J. Allen

Scott Allen

Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills. Learn more about Scott here.

About Phronesis

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders offers a smart, fast-paced discussion on all things leadership. Scott and his expert guests cover timely, relevant topics and incorporate practical tips designed to help you make a difference in how you lead and live.