Passion Drives Innovation with David Harding – Episode 45

David Harding is an executive with over 25 years of technology leadership experience. David is the Senior Vice President and CTO of ImageWare Systems, Inc. Of his many accolades, David is credited with transforming this traditional software company into a leading cloud and software service provider, with services and products that are licensed and resold by some of the world’s largest corporations. He is an expert in the field of biometric identity management and enterprise security. In addition to his business acumen, David is also a prolific inventor, holding multiple patents with even more pending, and an avid musician.

In this episode, Aviv and David cover a variety of technology and business topics, ranging from blockchain to data breaches. David discusses his current role and breaks down the distinction between biometrics and identity management. He cautions about the ever-growing need for cyber security in our society and discusses the outdated nature of passwords. David also touches on government and private sector misuse of cyber security, even going so far as to describe the Equifax data breach as one of the most catastrophic in history. Aviv asks David about how he got his start in the software industry and what advice he would give his younger self. Finally, Aviv and David discuss the importance of passion, empathy, and learning to adapt in the workplace.

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Leadership & the Law of Becoming

The Law of Becoming states that you become the object of your focus. In this episode, Aviv focuses on the importance of Law of Becoming and its impact on leadership. He uses historical examples and anecdotes to stress the benefits of standing for an ideal rather than against one. Aviv also reflects on defining the focus of one’s development and the four laws that govern and impact the results. He warns against the risks of displaced self-definitions, hollow victories and repeated behavioral patterns. By choosing to invest energy towards positive ideals, causes and goals, you can continue to evolve, creating new possibilities and enabling innovative opportunities.

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Finding a Sense of Purpose with Colin Morgan – Episode 43

Colin Morgan is the founder and host of The Daily Grind Podcast. On his show, Colin interviews some of the world’s most successful business owners and entrepreneurs in order to inspire listeners to be the next great entrepreneurs. He explores with entrepreneurs their background, how they began their business, what obstacles and hardships they had to face, and what inspired them to do so.

In this episode, Aviv’s interview with Colin Morgan is featured. Colin asks Aviv about what brought and inspired him to do the work that he does. Aviv reflects on the important decisions he made earlier in his life that have brought him to where he is today. He also speaks of his experience in the Israeli Air Force and its impact on his journey, what differentiates great leaders and the importance of personal growth and self-discovery. Colin and Aviv also discuss the topics featured in Aviv’s new book, Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.

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Orchestrating Serendipity: 7 Principles for Creating Breakthroughs in Business and in Life

In this episode, Aviv discusses the seven principles for creating breakthrough in business and in life. He explains how leaders can experience meaningful transformations through the process of orchestrated serendipity and why it’s important to understand the motivation that propels us to do certain things. Aviv also describes what he does in his workshops to help leadership teams generate new ideas and create breakthroughs by stimulating fresh perspectives. By disrupting habitual patterns, carving a new conversation space, activating curiosity and new synaptic connections, alternating the foreground and the background, initiating zero-gravity explorations, and elevating the energy field and presence of the group, you can unleash profound breakthroughs, and discover a sense of shared purpose and inspired commitment.

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Leadership Is To Be In The Game with Shelley Stewart – Episode 41

Shelley Stewart is the Vice President of Sourcing and Logistics and the Chief Procurement Officer at the DuPont Company, delivering a portfolio of products and solutions in more than 90 countries. Before joining DuPont, Shelley was Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and Chief Procurement Officer at Tyco International.

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How to Stop Losing Billions of Dollars to Collective Stupidity

In this episode, Aviv Shahar discusses the distinction between the toddler learning experience and the anatomy of adult learning as well as explains the cause of breakdowns in the adult learning cycle that produce devastating loss of ROI. He also explains how you and your team can prevent the failures of collective stupidity and how collective stupidity can be detrimental to opportunities and the growth of individuals and teams. Aviv advises you to teach and coach your teams how to recognize the three points of learning failure, in order to maximize and realize their transformative potential.

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How to Set Yourself Free with David Gommé – Episode 39

David Gommé is the founder of Future Dynamics and has experience of more than three decades of helping CEOs and executives get centered, develop clarity of progress, and operate at significantly higher levels and in better and more profound, enlightened ways. David is a big picture thinker, an intuitive coach, and consultant who brings game-changing insights to the human condition and to how leaders can unleash latent capabilities and translate ideas into action that produce sustained results.

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The 7 Stages of Small-Business Success with Carl Gould – Episode 37

Carl Gould is a business growth expert who advises organizations on how they can unleash their growth. By the time he was 40, he had already built three multi-million-dollar businesses and after attending a personal development seminar in 1990, he fell in love with the idea of helping others set and achieve goals and work/life balance. He knew right then and there that coaching and mentoring others was going to be part of his life going forward.

Carl has written seven books on business, strategy, leadership, and growth, including, The Seven Stages of Small-Business Success, which I discuss with him in detail in our conversation.

Together with a team of mentors and coaches, Carl has helped many entrepreneurs dramatically grow their businesses.

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