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very episode, best-selling author and host Aviv Shahar will explore ideas and insights that can awaken and inspire you to the opportunities you have to create new futures for you, your family, your teams, and for your business.

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022 Miguel Gonzalez - Building Your Leadership Toolbox
<p>Miguel Gonzalez is the Director of Global Logistics Procurement and Operations at Dupont and the future Chief Procurement Officer for one of three new companies that will be created after Dupont and Dow Chemicals finalize their merger.</p> <p>He’s a global procurement and supply chain leader with broad experience and his unique skill is translating complex business needs into strategies that accelerates results in both short and long terms.  Miguel has led global teams, has a good grasp of changing market conditions and vast experience when it comes to building and leading resilient and adaptive teams.  I’m happy to introduce him to you and to share the experiences that led him to where he is today.</p> <ul> <li>Always stay open to see the next opportunity and the next learning.</li> <li>How Miguel uses books to internalize accelerated learning. Miguel reads non-fiction books and whitepapers, making notes and annotations in order to refer back to them and apply what he’s learned in the real world.</li> <li>How do you convert your experience into tools in your toolbox? You start with an empty toolbox. Then, every experience you have you develop a tool, and you put this tool in your toolbox.   The more experiences you have, the more versatile is your toolbox.  Interacting with great leaders enables you to put great tools in your toolbox.</li> <li>How do you thrive in a large enterprise? In large companies it is about understanding the strategies, getting to know the stakeholders and what is important; aligning, communicating, and building the right networks internally and externally.  These are the basics.</li> <li>The most important behavior enabling Miguel’s success is trusting first. Open and transparent communication at the outset as a starter location is you build a great collaboration. </li> <li>“Great leaders challenge our thinking by defying the status-quo.”</li> <li>“Leaders facilitate the dialogue that frees people from becoming stuck in yesterday.”</li> <li>Build strategic relationships. Cultivate trust, mutual respect, and open communication.</li> <li>Keep an open mind, continue learning and try to anticipate what the next big thing will be and then seize that opportunity.</li> <li>There is a point in life where you’ll have to change to get to the next level.</li> <li>You have to plan but you have to be ready because life will change your plans and you need to plan again.</li> <li>Every relationship is a learning conversation.</li> <li>Be present in the moment to offer your best. Every moment has the potential to open new doors.</li> <li>Seek out new experiences. By engaging in new experiences you engender new learning.</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf22">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf22</a></p>
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021 Why Create New Futures
<p><em>Create New Futures</em> does not adhere to a linear, chronological story. Thus, you can extract immediate value simply by turning to any page and reading for a few minutes. This approach was intentional, and I share my thinking here briefly because it reflects the evolution of my discovery journey. Old movies like <em>Ben Hur</em> and <em>The Ten Commandments</em> begin a storyline, follow with an intermission, and then continue the chronology of the plot timeline. Somewhere in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, however, script writers began to employ the innovation of retracing up and down the timeline.</p> <p>The evolution of this medium caught my attention because it reflects the development of the human capacity to become more universal and less locally based, less time-bound and more adaptive and timeline-flexible.</p> <p>It also demonstrates audiences’ growing sophistication. The public at large seems to be amenable to abandon the Newtonian cause and effect linearity and ready to embrace a more complex network appreciation. The “Digital Natives” who were born in the post-Internet age are not bound by alphabetical order. Their brains have been wired into the Internet topography, where every word and idea has become a clickable portal that furthers the search for a deeper exploration. We all are now experiencing this discovery by getting used to reading in the middle and going with the flow of our interests. For this reason, I have built this book around portals, rather than chapters.</p> <p>We no longer are bound by the linear cause and effect universe. Instead, we have the freedom to entertain mind-bending ideas. The legacy view that the past defines the future has been overlaid by a “flying upside down” view that contemplates a reverse flow in which the future reframes the past. What an exciting philosophical and spiritual concept!</p> <p>In my workshops, my clients experience this new-found ability when we engage in the Sacred Stories Circle. In this process, I ask people to share formative experiences that contain teachable insights. I use them to demonstrate how we can attach new meaning and significance to an earlier experience from the vantage point of our current content and appreciation. This is a simple example of how we can enable the present and future to update our past.</p> <p>The point of this example of how I help clients expand their thinking is to free you to explore this book any way you choose. Just as the moments and experiences described in this book trace back and forth in time, so, too, I invite you to let your interests guide your discovery journey.</p> <p>The vignettes that follow are all part of my discovery journey instigated by the propelling inquiry of this book: what creates the future? I have integrated my personal and professional experiences to provide immediacy of access, to offer a practical translation of ideas, and to demonstrate how I have applied these techniques in my work. I hope this approach will inspire you to become more purposefully present in your life than you are now.</p> <p>More than ever, humanity now needs people who are open and prepared to imagine, create and sustain new futures. This is a time of great transformative change. It demands our best imagination, courage and creativity.</p> <p>My task in this book is to inspire you to be tomorrow’s agent, and to create conversations that birth a new future.</p> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf21">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf21</a></p>
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020 Court Lorenzini - Entrepreneurial Superpower
<p>Court Lorenzini, is the founder and CEO of multiple successful technology startups including DocuSign and MetaBrite. Court serves on the Boards of several early-stage companies, and is an active investor and advisor in the Seattle area.</p> <p>I initially met Court on the board of Utrip, a destination discovery and planning platform startup where we both serve as advisors and board members. I have found Court to be one of the smartest people about business.</p> <p>In this conversation, I explore with Court his formative experiences when at the age of 12 he participated regularly with his father in discussions with the first Band of Angels, the Silicon Valley's oldest seed funding organization. Court reflects on capturing his observations and insights in his ideas’ notebook, and on discoveries he made that shaped his journey, such as his focus on the Superpower concept, the five years cycle, his determination to build a portfolio of companies, and what he has learned from each of his startups.</p> <ul> <li>“My father invented the process for growing single silicon crystal at commercial scale. He was one of the eight people credited with founding Silicon Valley.”</li> <li>What was the best crash course ever for a young entrepreneur, and how did Court utilize this rare opportunity to learn from the leaders of early technology companies about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?</li> <li>What was Court's first job and how he maximized the learning opportunity: "Just being curious and willing to step out of the comfort zone to try new things...not only I was having fun, I was being rewarded.”</li> <li>Entrepreneurship isn't about being a CEO. You can be entrepreneurial as a janitor if you come up with a better way to sweep a floor. You can be entrepreneurial in every role by being curious, asking probing questions and by seeking a new better way to solve a problem.</li> <li>You don't go into anything with the specific hope of getting rich. You go out to solve a problem and if you are smart, you solve a problem that worth something for somebody and they will pay you for it.</li> <li>“I started keeping notebooks of ideas and observations and not only did I write down what I heard from my father and from other people, I would also further it, and write how I would do it, what would I do differently, and always respectfully questioning how other people do what they do and thinking, what would I do in this situation myself.”</li> <li>“By reviewing every year all my notebooks it enabled me to connect ideas and concepts, and allowed me to over time connect concepts and evolve my thinking. The more I did that the more I discovered new ways of approaching problems.”</li> <li>“Towards the end of my college years I came up with the idea of the superpower. Your superpower is the thing you do better than everybody else you know. Everyone has a superpower. It something more fundamental than a skill that makes you a unique producer in the world.”</li> <li>“If you discover and can articulate your personal superpower, you can then imagine roles in the world where that superpower can be applied every day. And if you can do that you are destined to enjoy a wonderful life.”</li> <li>“Earlier on my superpower was an insatiable appetite to learn how things work. Over time this became the guiding light of my career, to my current superpower: selling vision. I create a world in my mind and I can then be so persuasive in how I describe it that it enables me to bring people together to make it a reality.”</li> <li>“Getting outside the confines of the US and managing teams of people from nine different countries taught me how arrogant an ignorant we in the US can be, and gave me a sense of humility.”</li> <li>“John Morgridge Cisco’s CEO was a great exemplar, and the best CEO I’ve met. He was an incredible blend of tough and fair, with an ability to see through the clatter and know what is the right thing to do in the moment. He is somebody I aspire to be like. Cisco’s success in those years was due to terrific leadership and terrific sales execution.”</li> <li>"I try to aggressively kill every idea I come up with by finding all the reason why this idea will fail. If I can solve all these challenges it is probably a good idea to peruse."</li> <li>How did DocuSign come into being? DocuSign was the idea that won't die.</li> <li>What are the three stages in a life of a company and what is stage four?</li> <li>“My journey has been a stage one founder journey - from napkins to product market fit.”</li> <li>Your most valuable asset as an entrepreneur is your time. If you are going to be an entrepreneur the wisest way to do is to build a portfolio of efforts. In my world, I have created a portfolio of companies.</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf20">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf20</a></p>
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019 Cathy Sunshine - Exploring Throughput Management and the Structure of Flow
<p>My guest for this conversation is <strong>Cathy Sunshine,</strong> founder and president of the Sunshine Group, a consulting and coaching firm specializing in family business, leadership transformation and organization design.</p> <p>Guided by deep insight into organizational dynamics and throughput management, Cathy helps leaders, and organizations break through blockages, become agile and engaged, and produce turnaround growth.  She helped hundreds of teams accelerate growth and improve performance.</p> <p>In this conversation we explore why service structure works, how it guides an organization to solve complexity by producing an alignment that creates flow.</p> <ul> <li>What is throughput management and how does it relate to organizational design?</li> <li>Why is it important, when working with a company, a family and any complex system, to go in open, and free of assumptions that drive the intervention in a predetermined the direction?</li> <li>How do you increase your effectiveness as a coach and become even more provocative and evocative by being free of bias and agenda?</li> <li>What is the inner work that enables you to be bias-free and clear? What kind of an instrument must you be to enable the client’s optimal growth?</li> <li>“If I am effective in coaching, the leader would feel more empowered, clearer, a higher sense of self, and as a result be able to contribute back to her organization in a much more effective way.”</li> <li>Legacy thinking of management is no longer effective. We need a new design for business but one that is able to grow with the leader. Old management theories train us to solve smaller and smaller problems. Throughput management is about removing constraints to enable flow.</li> <li>How do you teach an entire organization to solve complexity by producing an alignment that creates flow?</li> <li>Service structure works because it changes entirely the problem solving method and channels the behavior inside a company to the customer. It aligns all the internal departments of a company to the external customer in an integrated way. In a service structure you are tethered to the outside not the inside.</li> <li>“The reason I do this work is to see the collective sigh of relief that comes with new awareness. The moment of insight is when I know it will never be the same, I see the change on the faces of people.”</li> <li>We need to challenge ourselves to look in terms of movement, to ask why we are doing what we are doing, who are we, and who are we here to serve, and instead of solving problems, focus on solving constraints to movement.</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf19">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf19</a></p>
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CNF018 A Conversation with Paul Adams
<p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Key learnings:</strong></span></p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">“Your future and present can update your past.”<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span> Reclaim your power—the power to choose, to be self-directed, and the power to defy the mindset that says that what happened to you yesterday defines who you are today. Instead of thinking your yesterday defines your today, embrace the reframing idea: your today can redefine yesterday.</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Do you let crisis define your future or do you choose to create a future that redefines your experience?</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">What can we learned from Aviv’s decision at age seven to create a story of meaning that pointed to all the benefits available for him after his parents separated?<br /></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">What can we learn from the formative experience of Pope, John Paul The Second in an underground theater during WWII, and how this experience shaped the role of his life?</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">“Instead of thinking: today is the product of yesterday, think of today as the beginning of tomorrow.” This mental model proposes that what appears to be a setback can become the setup for new beginnings that lead to your next breakthrough.<br /></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">How do parents foster the can-do mindset with their children? By creating a dual memory: a memory of the incidence of success and a longitudinal memory of overcoming of challenge that enabled the success.<br /></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Why and how did Aviv reframe a devastating loss in the air force?</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">What is the deeper meaning of integrity? And how Aviv uses a story to reinvigorate the essence of integrity?</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">"A complaint is the misdirected energy of an unaddressed or unmet need."</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">“For many of us the natural reaction to complaint is that we become defensive because we internalize and personalize the complaint. Instead, we can seek to understand and help the other person become part of the solution by converting the complaint into a concrete request that will help us address the unmet need.”</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">What is the process Aviv applied to help executives convert complaints to facilitate the emergence of new future possibilities?<br /></span></li> </ul> <p><span class="s1">Full show notes: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf18" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf18</a></span></p>
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017 Sam Szteinbaum - Design Your Portfolio Life
<p>My guest, Sam Szteinbaum, has enjoyed an illustrious career.  He was the Chief Learning Officer for Hewlett Packard and before that, Vice President and General Manager for America’s consumer products, the HP and Compaq desktop and Notebook PC products. </p> <p>Since leaving HP, Sam has continued to develop and grow his pre-school business, The Wonder Years, in the Bay area which has four locations and a fifth site that is in the works.  He is also on the Board of various technology companies, including, Asetek, where he serves as the Chairman and also Corsair. </p> <p>In this conversation you will learn how Sam approaches business decisions, what options you have are after your corporate life ends, and how to design your future.</p> <ul> <li>How to design your portfolio life for your post-corporate role</li> <li>Why speaking up is a leadership principle</li> <li>How Sam makes business and investment decisions</li> <li>Build and develop your team members so they can be prepared when they take on a new role</li> <li>Developing your listening skills can help you connect with individuals more deeply</li> <li>Don’t be afraid to take risks, learn different things and get as broad of an experience as you can get</li> <li>Learn how to work effectively with others</li> <li>Speak up: present a point of view, do not hold back your best ideas or play it safe</li> <li>Thoughtfully create alternative and additional sources of revenue</li> <li>Build financial sufficiency and resilience early on in your career/life</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf17">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf17</a></p>
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016 Faiza Hughell - What Do the Best Sales People Do
<p>Faiza Hughell is the Vice President of Sales at Ring Central. With more than 20 years of inside sales experience her passion and talent lies in building, training, scaling, and motivating successful sales teams. Faiza started in the software as a service world from a very young age and has sold SAS solutions ever since that time. Faiza was part of the WebEx winning team and at Ring Central leads the small to medium business program globally. In this conversation I ask Faiza about the traits of successful sales people, women in leadership roles in Silicon Valley, and much, much more.</p> <p>Full Show Notes: <a href="http://avivconsulting.com/cnf16" target="_blank">http://avivconsulting.com/cnf16</a></p>
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015 The Fallacy of the Google Age
<p>Let’s talk about the first responsibility of a leader. This is Aviv with a new episode of Create New Futures. And today I am focusing on the fallacy of the Google age, and why as leaders, mentors, and parents we all must reflect on the Google fallacy and the conundrum it creates critically.</p> <p>As a leader, your first responsibility is to lead yourself. You begin with how you develop your thought process, and continue with how you map your learning and your actions. You cannot afford to outsource your self-leadership or to abandon your intuition, judgment, and you cannot afford to contract out the diligent work of your own reflective inquiry and development.</p> <p>My call to action here today is inviting you to practice mindfulness as a leader and as a parent, to recognize the fallacy of the Google age and to reflect on the learning and knowledge that you will encourage and promote.</p> <p>Here is a question for you. How many Google searches do you perform on a regular day? Well, during one recent work day, I decided to answer my own question, so I kept count. At the end of the day, I discovered that I had conducted 24 Google searches. I love Google. How can you not love what Google enables us to do? Here is the point though I need to make. Every good development invariably creates unintended consequences. The fallacy of the Google age is one of these consequences. Before we put the laser on this challenge, let me make the broader statement.</p> <p>Every age brings its technological innovation and progress. Every wave of innovation creates new possibilities and capabilities, which in turn give rise to mistaken beliefs.</p> <p>For instance, the innovation of antibiotics initially catalyzed the belief that we were about to eradicate all diseases. The fantastic discovery of DNA promoted a deterministic DNA-centric mental model that postulated that people are defined by their DNA. This belief still is prevalent, even though epigeneticists subsequently showed that what gets expressed from our DNA potential is determined by the collective impact of the environment, formative experiences, and behavioral and life style choices.</p> <p>Furthermore, the deterministic DNA-centric belief fails to recognize the broader significance of the psychological and spiritual dimensions of life such as their power and impact on our health, well-being and on our capacity to respond to opportunities.</p> <p>When we retrace and reflect on human progress as a species, sometimes we appear to be following the allegorical story of the man next to a street light, searching for the keys he had lost. When asked if he felt he dropped the keys right there next to the street light, he replied, “I’m not sure when or where I lost my keys. Perhaps it was down the street or even on a different street. But it is easier and more convenient to search the area illuminated by the street light.”</p> <p>As a species, we are a bit like that man. We develop antibiotics and think they will solve all our health issues. We discover DNA, and rush to believe we’ve unlocked the complete secret to life and all its mysteries. Clearly both discoveries represent important developments, and yet neither one of them can answer all the questions and unresolved mysteries or address all of humanity’s health problems.</p> <p>These examples provide a great segue to reflecting on the Google fallacy, which I should perhaps better name the fallacy of the Google age.</p> <p>To better appreciate this particular misunderstanding, let’s look at Google’s mission. Google was born back in the late 1990s, when many people believed that all of the world’s knowledge was going to be available on the web. Its founders recognized the opportunity to organize that knowledge and make it widely accessible. Google’s mission statement was and still is “<em>to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful</em>.” This mission statement was coupled with the company’s vision statement: “<em>to provide access to the world’s information in one click</em>.” These are excellent mission and vision statements because of their clarity. Indeed this mission and vision guided Google’s business effectively to focus on its search engine service because they are concrete and clear.</p> <p>More broadly, Google’s mission has been viewed and widely represented in the idea of organizing all the world’s knowledge, diluting a little the distinction we must make between information and knowledge.</p> <p>This meme of organizing all the world’s knowledge was initially developed in the early 20th century by Paul Marie Otlet, a Belgian entrepreneur, considered one the fathers of information science. Otlet wrote numerous essays and two books about how to collect and organize the world's knowledge. Google was in the right place at the right time to bring this idea to life.</p> <p>Today we all are the beneficiaries of Google’s service. Indeed most of the world’s information and knowledge is a click away. Where is the problem? What, then, is the Google fallacy?</p> <p><strong>The fallacy of the Google age is the belief that people are able to access every level of knowledge on any topic or question immediately.</strong></p> <p>Why is this a fallacy? What’s left out of the equation? What forms of knowledge not captured by the search engine’s algorithms are endangered by mindset propagated by Google’s search prowess?</p> <p>My premise is that the mental model enabled by Google –which is that everything you want to know is just a click away - is costing people some of the defining markers of our humanness.</p> <p>It allows us to <strong>get by superficially, it makes us lazy, and it facilitates the loss of reflection and concentration power</strong>. We are at risk of abandoning the joys of inner discovery, of striving to resolve unresolved mysteries. And, we are at risk of making mediocrity the new norm. When we <strong>relinquish the power of the depth of development knowledge acquired by persistent struggle and personal application, we lose some of our humanity.   </strong></p> <p>Are we raising new generations of digital natives who discover Wikipedia and Google long before they experience the wonder of the outdoors, or learn to climb a tree, swim or ride a bike?</p> <p>Here are five dimensions and buckets of knowledge that cannot be re-created or explained fully by Google or Wikipedia or any app. Each of these buckets must be accessed by other means and from other sources.</p> <p><strong>Bucket 1: Experiential knowledge</strong>: Can you remember your first outdoor adventure? Running in the open fields, climbing trees, hiking up a mountain to reach an alpine lake; scuba diving to discover the beauty of coral reefs. Can you recall these experiences, and the unbridled joy of engaging the elements? In this case the knowledge source is letting nature teach your body what you can and cannot do.<br /> <br /> There is much more in the experiential knowledge category, such as discovering the versatile capabilities of your hands to dismantle and reassemble almost anything, to draw, to knit, to cook, and to fix what’s broken. Could it be that this fallacy we are bringing into focus is putting the adventurous discovery inherent in these activities at risk of disappearing or dramatically weakening? These are questions to reflect on as leaders and as parents. <br /> <br /> Consider this: what are the chances of young people today to explore romantic love before they have been cheated out of its natural discovery by the misleading images propagated through all forms of media that are more likely than not to leave most people feeling inadequate? The contents of the experiential knowledge bucket are clearly being threatened by the intensity of this immersive exposure. I am obviously not blaming Google or the media with all the ailments of society and how superficial we have become, I am simply observing what the case is so we can choose as leaders and parents to be alert.   </p> <p><strong>Bucket 2: Character learning and knowledge</strong>: My most formative character learning and knowledge at the age of 11 was acquired during the three years I got up every morning at 5 AM for my long distance running practice before school started. This regular and consistent practice taught me about determination, commitment, focus, overcoming pain, and the rewards of hard work. It enabled me to win the Israeli long distance cross country running championship at age 14.</p> <p>This kind of knowledge cannot be imparted through Wikipedia or Google because it is an interior character knowledge. You have to discover and fashion this formation on the inside, and find out what commitment and determination feel like, to let the struggle steel your mind and instruct your soul. </p> <p><strong>Bucket 3: Concentrated focus</strong> <strong>and contemplative discovery</strong>: Important breakthroughs in science and in the arts were made possible by people who isolated themselves with a question and were able to mount tremendous focus and concentration on finding its answer. Are we losing this focused concentration with the never-ending noise of devices and digital alerts designed to trigger, to hack and to hook our brains with dopamine reactions?</p> <p>Discovery through contemplative inquiry always has been central to the human experience. Take it away and you remove more than half of our arts. These natural capacities and processes are at risk too. Why concentrate and contemplate if you can Google search and get an answer in seconds?</p> <p>Whatever happened to the defiant search for originality? The search engine premise is that all you can ever experience is a derivative and what someone else already felt, experienced and thought. Sure it’s obviously the case in 99% of the human experience, and yet we are interested in the one percent originality and genius that <em>you</em> can bring forward, that one percent that is not searchable on the web.   </p> <p><strong>Bucket 4:</strong> <strong>Intuitive knowledge</strong>: Intuition is central to our humanness, and to our inventive and innovative breakthroughs. The sixth sense, the sense of being guided, the capacity to listen to our inner voice is at risk too. In fact it is at risk twice.</p> <p>Here is why. First, when you know you can find answers to your questions readily through Google, there is a temptation to cease listening to our intuition, to abandon the courage to seek the instinctive and intuitive guidance inside.</p> <p>Second, our creative innovation is diminished by extraordinarily persuasive external pressures to fit into existing categories and behavioral and thinking templates.</p> <p>Socialization is a process that acts a bit like a dog in training. Though some might disagree with this analogy, if you look and compare the two situations, you will find that the protocols of dog training and the rewards for social success follow a similar principle. That realization leaves us wondering, if we are the dogs, then who is the master? The price we pay for taking these risks is the loss of creative intuition.</p> <p><strong>Bucket 5: Development knowledge:</strong> This category represents knowledge acquired and fashioned by self-application and by the development it fosters through the refinement of achieving mastery in a given area.</p> <p>Think about the knowledge acquired by Missy Franklin and by Katie Ladeky in the swimming pool. Think about the knowledge found by Itzhak Perlman through the violin, by Yo-Yo Ma with his cello and by Renée Fleming with her voice.</p> <p>In the process of achieving mastery in one’s craft, there are million insights into self-awareness, self-management, psychology, preparation, peak performance attunement, overcoming adversity and challenge, resilience and persistence, discordance and inner harmony. These experiences represent what we can call vertical knowledge because it lives and is accessed at different depths. I am talking about knowledge that cannot be acquired by just clicking on a mouse. It is only achieved with 10,000 hours of practice or perhaps 50,000 hours of practice.<br /> <br /> I once attended a concert by Mstislav Rostropovich toward the end of his life. As he played the Antonín Dvořák cello concerto, I sensed a distinct feeling in the concert hall that his bow was moving effortlessly by itself. It was as though someone or something had taken over the playing, and Rostropovich was the vessel. This is not “clickable” knowledge. Such a rare form of knowledge and mastery - a pure musical communion manifesting through the cello - can be observed in pioneers and thought leaders in almost every field.</p> <p>For example, there is development knowledge acquired by a passionate teacher who shows up to class every day with the thought, “Today I might inspire the student who will solve the climate or energy conundrums, or cure cancer or any other major problem, their love and dedication lead them to new and creative ways of teaching. Or consider the entrepreneur who starts a company and leads it from its inception to a thriving enterprise, needing to overcome million obstacles and to reinvent himself and herself along the way. I bet you have rare development knowledge that you fashioned in your professional journey. It extends beyond the information you carry in your head.  </p> <p>What then is the other facet of the Google fallacy?</p> <p>The thought and the mental model that believe all forms of knowledge can be accessed instantly. We would be wise to realize that certain forms of knowledge require preparation to fashion the “vessel” to be ready to receive and contain the knowledge.</p> <p>Here is a scenario for your reflection: when you go for a swim in the ocean you put on your swimming gear.  When you go snowboarding or when you climb Mount Rainer, you are not likely to show up with the swimming gear. Instead, you will use a snowboard for snowboarding and you will dress well and have the technical equipment you need to summit Mount Rainer.</p> <p>The same logic applies in the workplace when you inquire into the various fields of knowledge, especially non-academic fields such as leadership, sales, innovation, as well as inquiries related to  parenting and relationships. Each of these conversations requires and would be tremendously enhanced by an appropriate set of tools, mental models and frameworks. Of course you can try to summit Mount Rainer with your swimming gear, but it is not certain you will come back alive.</p> <p>We call ourselves the sapient species. The question is: are we indeed becoming wiser or are we dumbing-down ourselves and losing some of our humanness?</p> <p>As leaders, mentors and parents, we must explore daily the question of how we can enable experiential knowledge. How do we facilitate character learning and knowledge? How do we inspire knowledge acquired through focused discovery? How do we encourage intuition and development knowledge? </p> <p>That’s the work of leadership in the effort of fostering and promoting a new more enlightened and capable generations in the future.</p> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf15">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf15</a></p>
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014 Ted Clark - Propensity for Action
<p>In this conversation I have the pleasure of speaking with Ted Clark.  Ted has 35 years of leadership experience across all aspects of mobile computing.  He was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP’s Notebook PC division from 2004 to 2012.  In this capacity, he was able to deliver 165 million Notebook PC’s and 125 billion dollars in revenue. </p> <p>Ted has a deep understanding of what it takes to build empowered and flexible teams and win in the hyper-growth technology space.  He currently consults companies focused on building a winning market position by helping leadership teams drive execution that delivers results.  In this episode, Ted reflects on his leadership learning and what enabled him to achieve with his organization the remarkable success milestones they experienced.</p> <ul> <li>The most difficult thing in the world is to get all the right ingredients in the right place, at the right time.</li> <li>Develop a team that understands and believes in a story and you can become a winning leader.</li> <li>Define where you’re going, have your objectives and strategies in place, then act and course correct along the way.</li> <li>Be as much a part of your team as well as leading your team.</li> <li>Don’t forget to celebrate your wins and show appreciation to your team members.</li> <li>You need to have a basic knowledge of what customers want and ask yourself if your product makes sense.</li> <li>Use good judgment, listen to your gut, and don’t launch a product that you feel isn’t good enough.</li> <li>Don’t be afraid to take more risks.</li> <li>What really matters are the people that you are leading.</li> <li>Have open, trusting communication with your team. Encourage free thinking and debate.</li> <li>Develop a propensity for action - fire, ready, and aim. Natural leaders are prepared to take action, good leaders take the right action.</li> <li>Thoughtfully set up your people to succeed; promotion is only half the battle.</li> <li>Be enthusiastic. Find enthusiasm about your work, your team, and be enthusiastic about your life.</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "FULL%20SHOW%20NOTES:%20http:/www.avivconsulting.com/cnf14">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf14</a></p>
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013 Daniel Epstein - The Brain Science of Marketing
<p>Daniel Epstein is a marketing and innovation consultant from Toronto, Canada. He worked for Procter & Gamble for 21 years where he was awarded the Harley Procter Marketers designation in 2007; the highest designation for marketing excellence. He led P&G’s future of marketing and brand building and was responsible for the commercial leadership of some of the most iconic brands at P&G.</p> <p>As he traveled the world for P&G, he developed a project named, Portraits in Faith, where he interviewed and photographed 450 people of faith in 27 different countries. In this conversation, I explore with Daniel how brain science is shaping the future of marketing, his insights about his time at P&G, and the journey he believes we are all on.</p> <ul> <li>Why the most effective marketing combines rational conscious messages with nonconscious cues?</li> <li>How do you increase the odds that consumers will purchase from you again?</li> <li>How is the brain wired to prioritize and delegate certain tasks?</li> <li>How Daniel made a course correction and found what he was meant to be doing?</li> <li>You are always better off in an organization where you feel there is a good fit</li> <li>Allow your special gift to come to the foreground</li> <li>"There is no more important job for us as leaders than to put people in the right jobs"</li> <li>The human process is not think--feel--do but rather do--feel--think</li> <li>Your habits and repeated actions are more predictive of your choices than attitudes and intentions</li> <li>We can heal ourselves by helping others heal.You want to heal every part of yourself, you want to retrieve all of who you are, and in so doing you won't be able but to help heal others</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a title= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf13" href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf13">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf13</a></p>
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012 Creating Breakthroughs and The 72-Hour Rule
<p>In this episode we focus on what great learners and leaders do, and on how high performers create breakthroughs. Of all the practices I have been teaching to high performing leaders, the 72-Hour rule is one of the game-changer that enabled more people to accelerate results and create breakthroughs. Here are some of the key points I discuss during this 9-minute podcast:</p> <p><strong>The 72-hour rule states that if you do not take the first step toward applying a new learning and idea within the first 72 hours, the likelihood that you will implement it quickly approaches zero.</strong></p> <ol> <li>New learnings, new insights, and new knowledge carry an energetic potential for change. I call this energetic potential - the “protein value” of learning.</li> </ol> <ol start="2"> <li>At the point you receive and experience a new insight, the potency for change is 100%.</li> </ol> <ol start="3"> <li>As the length of time increases from the exposure to the insight, the potential for change diminishes. Here is a way to look at this mathematically:</li> </ol> <ul> <li>At the incidence of learning — you have 100% potency for change</li> <li>Three hours lapse – a little dissipated and you have 95%-98% potency</li> <li>12 hours – the change potency diminished to 90%</li> <li>24 hours - 85% potency</li> <li>48 Hours - 75% potency</li> <li>72 Hours - 51%-60% potency</li> </ul> <ol start="4"> <li>Below 51%, the energetic potential for change is diluted to the point of ineffectuality. Which practically means that the gravitational pull of current conditions, habits, and the entrenched inertia override and cancel the change energy initiated by the learning and gravitational pull of a new and different future.</li> <li>The cycle of learning is about instantiating ideas and actualizing possibilities. When it works well, it becomes a virtuous spiral of growth and development. Here is what that cycle looks like:</li> </ol> <ul> <li>Stage 1 – you receive: you learn a new skill.</li> <li>Stage 2 – you understand: you test the learning to validate and confirm it.</li> <li>Stage 3 – you apply: you put the new skill to use within 72 hours.</li> <li>Stage 4 – you teach and take ownership: you create success with the new skill, which motivates you to continue using the skill, teach it to others and learn more new skills.</li> </ul> <ol start="6"> <li>The leverage is in the velocity of implementation—how fast you move from idea to development and practice.</li> <li>Sharing the new information and skill with others through teaching and coaching crystallizes your own learning and enables you to achieve a new level of mastery.</li> </ol> <ol start="8"> <li>An idea is only as good as its concretizing action. You need to move immediately to augment the potency of change and build the momentum of new results. The “muscle” to practice is the concretizing muscle – it’s the muscle that determines your application velocity and accelerates the movement from idea up through the spiral to implementation.</li> </ol> <p>How will you activate the 72-Hour rule today? Who will you teach and share these ideas with to build the momentous and virtuous cycle of learning breakthroughs?</p> <p>We are here to enable new growth, and to help create new futures.</p> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf12">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf12</a></p>
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011 Rohit Tandon - Lead with your Heart, Gut, and Brain
<p>My guest for this conversation is Rohit Tandon.  Rohit is the Senior Vice President and Business Leader of GENPACT Analytics and Research Business where he drives change and influences results by helping clients harness the value of big data and analytical insights. With over 25 years of leadership experience in companies like GE, IBM, and Hewlett Packard, Rohit is able to help companies build clarity of purpose and structure in order to deliver the performance and financial results they seek.</p> <ul> <li>How do you encourage curiosity in the formative years? “Early in life, I became curious to see beyond what I see, to learn to appreciate different points of view, and to find new and better solutions.”</li> <li>Why should you make non-linear carrier moves to develop end-to-end capabilities? What Rohit learned in the few months in advertising is that, “the best idea in the world will die without the storytelling that brings it to life.”</li> <li>What did you learn in the early development of Accenture India? Needing to become a Generalist and address strategy and execution issues is the best preparation for a General Manager role.</li> <li>What is the best learning experience? “At GE I was surrounded by leaders I looked up to and wanted to emulate. This was the best development experience ever.”</li> <li>“I only hire to my team people who know more than I do in at least one domain and aspect of our business.”</li> <li>Change is an opportunity. A lot of energy is spent on trying to resist change. That energy is better spent in trying to understand the rationale for the change and then identifying the opportunities in the change.</li> <li>Take more risks. Take more leaps of faith, don’t over analyze. Enjoy what you are doing.  It’s your responsibility to create the role.  Lead with your heart, gut, and brain.</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a title="http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf11" href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf11">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf11</a></p>
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010 Dan Leahy - What Is Audacious Leadership
<p>My guest for this conversation is Dan Leahy. Dan is an educator with over 30 years of teaching and consulting experience with a special focus on the emergent capacities of complex adaptive systems.</p> <p>Dan was the president of LEOS (Leadership Institute Of Seattle) for more than a decade and he is currently the Director of the Seattle campus of Saybrook University where he provides strategic and operational leadership for the campus.</p> <p>In this conversation with Dan, we explore his calling and his journey with LEOS, why in order to change the world you must begin by changing the conversation, and that moment when a student’s eyes light up with a clarity about his or her sense of purpose.</p> <ul> <li>Codify the patterns of emergent growth: find the global in the local, identify the universal inside the personal. </li> <li>To change the world, change the conversation. If you are unhappy with the situation, work to reframe it.</li> <li>What is solution focused therapy?</li> <li>How did Dan find his calling of working with people?</li> <li>“The moment when the student eyes light up with a clarity about his sense of purpose felt like connecting with the heart and soul of the work.”</li> <li>“Delivering content became the opportunity to discover the learning in the moment in the room.</li> <li>"If you are not willing and able to lead this organization whole heartedly, get the hell out of the way so that somebody who is can.</li> <li>Leadership is finding the courage to take stance and voice your conviction.</li> <li>As a leader, can I confront the issue of the heart? Am I wholehearted? </li> <li>Management helps to maintain the integrity of the DNA of the system and the leadership works to connect to and engage with the larger environment, where the evolution of the system can be found.</li> <li>What kind of leadership is needed now? What is audacious leadership?</li> <li>Tapping into the potential to evolve is audacious.</li> <li>What is fiberglass syndrome in complex systems?</li> <li>Courageous collaboration requires that the individuals involved are courageous.</li> <li>Generative conversations are intentional conversations.</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf10">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf10</a></p>
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009 A Tale of Two Lifeguards
<p>Each of us harbors two characters within. The <em>dedicated</em> part of us goes above and beyond what is required, while the <em>expedient</em> part opts for cutting corners. Every day we get to choose which aspect of our character will show up. That choice can determine our success or failure — and even, in some cases, life or death. </p> <p>One morning as Sara and I arrived at the beach, we noticed that Mikey, a long-time lifeguard, was collecting the dry seaweed along the water’s edge. He told us the seaweed would be used to shore up a sand dune at the edge of the beach that had been destroyed earlier in the season.</p> <p>“Why do you do this, Mikey?” asked Sara. “Clearly this task is not part of the lifeguard job description.”</p> <p>Mikey replied, “I love the beach; it gives me sustenance. I want to protect it and keep its ecosystem healthy so that others can enjoy it too. A couple of mornings each week I engage in a task that contributes to the welfare of the place that I love and that provides me with both livelihood and the love of life.” </p> <p>The following morning was stormy and windy. The lifeguards had taken refuge in their tower, leaving two fishermen and me alone on the beach. After I dove into the water, I discovered that the yellow flags that define the swimming area and serve as my markers were missing. </p> <p>I dashed out of the water to the lifeguard tower. “Where are the yellow flags?” I asked. </p> <p>“No one is here today, so they serve no purpose,” was the dismissive reply from Parker, a new lifeguard. </p> <p>As I returned to the stormy ocean to continue my swim, Parker’s comment bothered me. I could have dismissed it and moved on. However, a part of my mind is wired to capture the odd moments in life that provide learning and teachable value, then slowly make sense of them until I decipher the picture. This process is similar to the one required to develop pictures in the days when cameras had film. To extract the pictures, the film had to be treated with a chemical that gradually converted the latent images into visible ones (photographs). The process took a little time.</p> <p>Did you know that we all have a part of our mind that works like the “old time” development process? In my book <em><a href= "http://amzn.to/2lNHRrQ">Create New Futures</a>,</em> I describe the three speeds of the mind. I call the middle speed the “pondering” mind, because it develops the “pictures” that gradually become clear as the brain connects the dots among the data that constantly flood our brains.</p> <p>Your pondering mind knows your interests and helps you solve problems. In my case, my fascination and inquiry relate to the human story at the convergence of learning, discovery, innovation breakthrough, and the human spirit. Thus when I observe successes and failures (my own as well as others’), I forensically decode them to identify what enables people to produce remarkable outcomes, or what blocks them from producing breakthrough results.</p> <p>Parker’s comment activated my pondering mind. What gradually came into focus was a stark contrast between Mikey’s way of being on the job versus Parker’s. We all have seen the manifestation of these opposing attitudes of dedication and expediency in corporate offices, in hotels and in restaurants. The difference between these two attitudes determines the outcomes you can achieve. Your choice even can be the decisive factor in life or death situations. </p> <p>Mikey exemplified his <em>dedication</em> character by taking on tasks that are beyond the call of duty. Why? Because he cares. He understands deeply that his actions can shape the ecosystem. Mikey represents the people who show up each day ready to contribute by making a difference in their ecosystems. </p> <p>Parker, on the other hand, demonstrated his <em>expediency</em> character when he chose to slide by with the minimal amount of work. He showed no respect for the protocols and rituals that are part of his job. It seems that it did not occur to Parker that putting up the yellow flags is about much more than the utilitarian value of the moment.</p> <p>What caused Parker’s attitude? The absence of attentive care that inspires people to take on extra work. What does it look like when such care is present?</p> <p>We see it in the rituals of our jobs. For example, a farmer walks the perimeters of the farm to find out what needs fixing. A police officer who walks the street and greets people demonstrates his presence and reassures the neighborhood. A pilot who walks around the aircraft to run his visual checklist does so not because he distrusts the ground crew, but because the ritual itself puts him in the mental frame of attention to details. And we see the care in the nurse who provides comfort to her patients.</p> <p>These rituals alert people that they are connected to the great traditions of their fellow professionals. They activate the desire to perform at the highest possible standard. People like Mikey choose dedication over expediency, and continual improvement over the erosion of standards. </p> <p>We all have both lifeguards in us. Every day we get to choose who, and how, we will be. Creating a new future for you and your family, for your team and your business, begins by choosing to go beyond the call of duty, to bring forward your focused presence, love, and dedication to your work and your life. After all, that’s what we are here for: to create new futures by bringing forward care, dedication and love.</p> <p>Mikey or Parker: who do you choose to be today?</p>
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008 Paul Werner - What Successful Leaders Do
<p>My guest for this conversation is Paul Werner. Paul is a 25-year veteran of the tech industry with successful and proven leadership experience in large and mid-cap technology companies serving global customers. Currently Paul serves as the Vice President of Sales for the Western U.S. at F5 Networks — a security and application delivery company.</p> <p>In this conversation, Paul shares the essential focus that enables him to produce sustained success. We explore how to create holistic balance when you are leading a competitive Career, and Paul reflects on the attributes of great salespeople, and the leadership philosophy he applies to promote the best in people.</p> <ul> <li>How do you create sustained success? Carving time to rejuvenate is critical to achieving high performance. One way to rejuvenate is to focus on a singular activity that shuts out the noise.</li> <li>“My development came from immersive experience with strong leaders.” Finding strong leaders as mentors can make a huge difference.</li> <li>“Getting to know each member on my team, and connecting at a human level, is how I succeed.”</li> <li>The clues for career development are often right in front of you. In Paul’s case the clue was: “I was doing most of the selling, and the salespeople were making most of the money, and so I realized I should try sales.”</li> <li>The most successful salespeople are truly curious, are disciplined and organized. These attributes make great salespeople: <ul> <li>Curiosity: inquire deeply to understand</li> <li>Discipline: show up organized consistently</li> <li>Engagement: Pull on all organizational assets</li> <li>Drive: demonstrate innate desire to be successful</li> </ul> </li> <li>If you embrace the fractal idea, where the atomic structure reflects and mirrors the galaxies around, framed in the scripture with the idea that man and woman are made in the image of God, and that As Above, So Below — then if the universe is made of three quarters of unrealized potential then you and I too are only accessing a small part of our potential.</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf8">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf8</a></p>
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007 Ann-Marie Archer - Curiosity Is a Muscle That Fuels Innovation
<p>Ann-Marie Archer is the Founder and CEO of Archer & Associates, an Executive Search, Leadership Development, and Coaching Services firm that delivers best-in-class, talented candidates for its clients, and helps individuals and organizations achieve their potential.</p> <p>After 20 years in corporate America, observing and experiencing the tedious and unpredictable hiring process, and gaps in effective leadership, Ann-Marie chose to launch a firm dedicated to potent leadership development, and an authentic and holistic, right fit philosophy. </p> <p>In this conversation, you will learn why questions are an important part of the discovery process, in both business and with people, why curiosity plays a critical role in candidates going through a company hiring process, and how we as people and leaders can quickly adapt to our rapidly changing world.</p> <ul> <li>How both Ann-Marie and Aviv use conversations as a discovery tool to understanding the strength and weaknesses of others.</li> <li>Why curiosity is critical, and whether it’s a natural talent or a developed skill.</li> <li>What is the ‘not knowing’ zone, and why we need to learn to embrace it</li> <li>What are the skills Ann-Marie observes with leaders that successfully navigate this rapidly changing world.</li> <li>What are simple questions that get big and meaningful answers?</li> <li>How good questions look towards the future and then lead back into the present?</li> <li>A CV can never show you how someone thinks or shows up when under pressure, but smart questions can bring you important data on how someone will react.</li> </ul> <p>FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf7">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf7</a></p>
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006 How to Accelerate Your Transformation
<p>In this episode we focus on how to accelerate your transformation by significantly elevating your innovation and creativity. Learn how successful leaders achieve dramatic results while compressing months of work into just a few days. Here are some of the key points I discuss during this 9-minute podcast:</p> <ol> <li>How you and your team can save six months of precious time and tons of organizational calories.</li> <li>Why it is imperative for you and your team to shift from merely learning new information to internalizing, applying, and teaching it.</li> <li>How miracles occur when you give people an opportunity to shape their own destiny and future.</li> <li>How to avoid the catastrophic impact on your ROI, that breaking the learning cycle triggers.</li> </ol> <p>By applying the insights I discuss to your life, you will achieve dramatically better results and a greater return on your strategy and innovation efforts. What are you waiting for? Accelerate your growth by putting the four stages of learning to work for you today!<br /> <br /> FULL SHOW NOTES: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf6">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf6</a></p>
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005 Mark Dodds - There's No Such Thing as a Bad Team
<p>Mark Dodds is the Vice President of Global Solutions Sales for Dell EMC. Mark and I were sitting on the same flight together, and had such an interesting conversation that I asked if Mark would like to share some of his insights to my podcast audience. In this week’s episode, we discuss leadership, and how to bring together very smart people to create super-results. I explore with Mark his experiences in elite environments in the army, in extreme sport, and in business, and we also discuss the beliefs and behaviors of enlightened parenting.</p> <p>Full show notes: <a href="http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf5" target="_blank">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf5</a></p> <p> </p>
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004 Doug Gray - From Adventure Racing To Growth Mindset
<p>My guest in this episode is Doug Gray, the president of Action Learning associates, executive coach and the author of Passionate Action: 5 Steps to Extraordinary Success in Life and Work. Our dialogue reflects on how coaching change and evolved into a new kind of art, and how having a suite of models to choose from is vitally important. You will learn how to apply a series of strategies to accelerate growth and unleash the power of exponential learning.</p> <p>Full show notes available at <a href= "http://avivconsulting.com/cnf4" target= "_blank">http://avivconsulting.com/cnf4</a></p>
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003 Instigating Breakthrough Learning and the 90/10 Rule
<p>In this episode we discuss how to instigate and agitate learning to make sure your team is renewed and to prevent the organizational brain from atrophying because it is locked in “repeat” mode. You will learn why the most successful transformation efforts are designed with the 90/10 rule of adult learning in mind. Here are some of the key points I discuss during this 12-minute podcast:</p> <ul> <li>To thrive requires leaders to become life-long, passionate learners propelled by insatiable curiosity. The day you stop learning is the day you begin to die.</li> <li>You enable development, progress, and growth when you demonstrate leadership by facilitating learning for yourself and for your team. We become fully alive when we connect vital ideas, create meaning, apply new practices, and act on possibilities and insights.
</li> <li>We experience the highest impact learning by applying the 90/10 rule of adult learning. Internalizing and integrating transformative nuggets of knowledge, (the “10” in the rule) have the power to update and rearrange what we already know (the “90”).
</li> </ul> <p>By applying the 90/10 rule to your leadership transformation efforts, you will dramatically accelerate the development of your team and the results you hope to create.</p> <p>For full show notes and a list of all links mentioned in the episode visit: <a href="http://avivconsulting.com/cnf3" target= "_blank">http://avivconsulting.com/cnf3</a></p>
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002 Libby Wagner - Guide Leaders to New Horizons Through Poetry
<p>My guest for this 57-minute conversation is Libby Wagner, poet, author and sought-after speaker. To my knowledge, Libby is the only former poetry professor who is invited and welcomed warmly into boardrooms across the country. A trusted advisor for presidents, CEOs and executive directors, her work with numerous Fortune 500 companies has influenced the cultures of organizations such as The Boeing Company, Nike, Philips, and Costco. She is the author of the Amazon best seller The Influencing Option: The Art of Building a Profit Culture in Business. You can find her inspiring Ted talk Own Your Voice on YouTube. Libby’s unique approach enables executives to create dramatic, memorable impact by leading their organizations more confidently toward innovative horizons.</p> <p><strong>Essential Learning Points:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Why poetry both requires courage and how it inspires courage in leaders.</li> <li>How to apply the four levels of listening within the context of building a practice of reflection.</li> <li>How adopting a poet’s perspective can help you develop outcome-based thinking and communication.</li> <li>Why leaders must resist the commoditization of language and ideas.</li> <li>How to avoid a common problem with teams that quickly creates misunderstandings and breakdowns.</li> </ul> <p>For full show notes and all links mentioned in this episode visit: <a href="http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf2" target= "_blank">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf2</a><br /> <br /></p>
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001 Alice Latino - Challenge the Mental Models and Reframe Conversations
<p>My guest conversationalist today is Alice Latino, Co-Founder at Heavenly Caregiver Services. Alice and I met fourteen years ago when she was the Regional Director at Emeritus Assisted Living. We collaborated on several projects there for her team as well as for others at Emeritus. Serving in various capacities for that organization, including Vice President of Operations, for over seventeen years, Alice positively impacted both the quality of care delivered to residents and the profit metrics within her Division’s sixty properties and 5,000+ units.</p> <p>From the time she was a very small child, Alice has demonstrated her incredible love for the elderly. She cherished her relationship with her grandparents, which truly shaped her life into one of gratitude and ignited her desire to help this population in particular. Alice nurtured this passion throughout her life, launching a career whose goal is to make a difference in the lives of seniors.</p> <p>Listen in to our conversation as Alice shares insights from her vast leadership experience that sparked an exchange of ideas that you can begin to implement right away.</p> <p><strong>Essential Learning Points:</strong></p> <ul> <li>How to apply the “debrief” practice to cultivate learning environment</li> <li>How a slight tweak in your schedule can make you more present in the here and now, enabling you to escape the “purgatory of anxious preoccupation of the next.”</li> <li>Why Alice believes in the importance of working closely with the caregivers and what we can all learn from caregivers.</li> </ul> <p>For full show notes and all links mentioned in this episode visit <a href="http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf1" target= "_blank">http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf1</a></p>
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000 Welcome to Create New Futures
<div> <p>Welcome to Create New Futures. Every episode, best-selling author and host Aviv Shahar will explore ideas and insights that can awaken and inspire you to the opportunities you have to create new futures for you, your family, your teams, and for your business.<br /> <br /> Life is too short to not be engaged in fascinating conversations that open, inspire and unleash new ways of thinking and seeing possibilities and beauty. Through Create New Futures, Aviv will engage in conversation with leaders and experts to explore practices that you can use to create and shape the future. With his guests, Aviv will put a magnifying glass on strategies and frameworks that he has applied to help senior executives and their teams achieve significant breakthroughs that lead to game changing results. Ideas, strategies, breakthroughs and practices that you can apply.</p> <p>With his innovative ideas and frameworks, Aviv walks you through what you need to lead and transform an organization, and redesign your life to achieve new goals. Together with his guests, Aviv will explore how to develop strategy, how to lead to enable teams to unleash their brilliance and what is the inside work leaders must engage in to develop executive presence and charisma.</p> <p>More than ever, humanity now needs people who are open and prepared to imagine, create, and sustain new futures. This is a time of great transformative and disruptive change. It demands our best imagination, courage, and creativity. Through this podcast, Aviv will inspire you to be tomorrow's agent by creating conversations that birth new possibilities for you and for the people in your life.</p> <p>All episodes: <a href= "http://www.avivconsulting.com/podcast-create-new-futures/" target= "_blank">http://www.avivconsulting.com/podcast-create-new-futures/</a></p> </div>
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