A Near Death Experience – Becoming Yourself with Bill Koenig – Episode 65

In this episode, Aviv and Bill expound on the differences between leadership competency and leadership capacity. Bill speaks to the profound impact that sports had on his formative years and credits his success today to the experiences he had playing team sports throughout his life. Bill identifies leadership patterns he has witnessed in organizations and cites the Navy Seals as a model of effective shared leadership. Aviv and Bill reflect on the concept of servant leadership. Finally, Bill leaves the audience with some sound advice. He encourages the continual journey of becoming yourself and suggests doing so in the context of continual inquiry and the assimilation of new learning, new models and new opportunities.

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Prioritizing the CEO’s Most Precious Assets

In this episode, Aviv brings the focus to prioritizing your most precious assets and resources – energy, time and focus. Aviv reflects on the three realizations that occur when you apply these resources effectively and provides personal examples of how he and his clients have arrived at these realizations. Finally, Aviv illustrates how the Impact-Must-Energy (IME) Priority Setting Formula can be utilized to identify where you can make the highest impact, which priorities you must complete, and what revitalizes and renews your energy.

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SYNC’d with Cathy Sunshine – Episode 63

In this episode, Aviv and Cathy expound on powerful insights highlighted in SYNC’d. Cathy speaks to her strategy of making bold promises to customers and delivering on those promises. She identifies three critical propellants for organizational success, which include customer, structure and throughput. Aviv and Cathy reflect on the concept of ranked advantage design structure and its impact within an organization. Finally, Cathy leaves the audience with some sage advice. She proposes that organizations redesign themselves using reverse flow, a concept that suggests building a culture that frees individuals to embrace new information and practice what they do best.

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The Six Failures

In this episode, Aviv reflects on the idea that failure oftentimes can be a great teacher. He identifies and analyzes six categories of failure. These include failure to achieve a goal, failure to apply learning, failure to be present, failure to recognize opportunities, failure to hold on to your own values and morals, and failure to forgive. Finally, he expounds on the ways in which learning from failure can catalyze change and help create new futures.

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The Capacity to Lead with Astrid Hartmann – Episode 61

Astrid Hartmann is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Lufthansa Global Business Services, an organization that manages the finance, HR, revenue accounting and procurement globally for all of Lufthansa Group companies. She previously held multiple senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard. During her time at Lufthansa, Astrid has driven tremendous revenue growth, infused performance and improvement culture and dramatically improved customer satisfaction. Astrid is a smart and curious executive who creates infectious energy through her ability to mobilize large-scale change and motivate her teams to exceed their objectives.

In this episode, Aviv and Astrid discuss Astrid’s journey to executive leadership positions within top performing global companies. She reflects on how she approaches challenges as well as her views on leadership. Aviv and Astrid also talk passionately about the current state of women in business and the strides that must still occur. Astrid speaks to the importance of delegating as it pertains to effective leadership. Finally, Aviv stresses the importance of surrounding yourself with the best talent, developing a shared vision for the future, and building strategic momentum.

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The 72 Hour Rule Revisited and OKRs

In this episode, Aviv revisits the 72-Hour Rule which suggests that in order to truly learn a new practice, one must go through four stages. These stages include receiving new knowledge, understanding and validating the practice learned, applying the learning and, finally, teaching that new practice to everyone in your environment. Aviv stresses the importance of acting immediately in order to maximize the learning and development cycle. Finally, Aviv discusses the benefits of operating in the aerobic flow zone, the dangers of delay tactics and the value of shrinking the 72-hour rule to 72 minutes.

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Bill Fox Interviews Aviv

In this very special episode, Aviv switches roles and becomes the interviewee as Bill Fox asks poignant questions on leadership, vision, and innovation. Aviv lists the seven evolutionary developmental blockages that we as a society have overcome. He talks about the importance of conversation and the impact they can ultimately have on creating new and exciting futures. Finally, Aviv urges the audience to appreciate how precious life is and challenges them to seize every opportunity life has to offer.

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5 Fuels to Power Your Mastery Journey

In this episode, Aviv provides his insights on the mastery journey as we close the loop on the two-episode series on mastery. In a recent episode, entitled ‘How to Reach Mastery,’ we looked at what the best CEOs do to lead their teams along the three-legged journey to reach mastery. In this part, we further the reflection on this topic by dissecting the five fuels that power and propel individuals into their mastery journey. We discover that, individually, these fuels aren’t enough. We need to combine a multitude of these drivers in order to achieve mastery. Finally, Aviv asserts that working to build critical readiness for mastery is a fantastically rewarding and meaningful journey.

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Smile, Dare, Win with Rebecca Kehat – Episode 57

Rebecca Kehat is an entrepreneur, strategic consultant, global marketing expert, public speaker and mentor for startups. She previously held senior management positions at Google, Bank Hapoalim and Procter & Gamble. Today, she is the CEO of Unicorp, a consulting firm specializing in innovation and offering platform monetization and global marketing and advertising strategies and solutions. In 2012, she was chosen by the prestigious Israeli business magazine, The Marker, as one of forty top Israeli talents under forty.

In this episode, Aviv and Rebecca discuss her career trajectory, from serving in the Israeli Army and working at Google, to the mentorship program she participates in today. Rebecca shares how she discovered her strengths and core competencies and how the term ‘Rebecca Power’ originated. She talks about the importance of balance in life and reveals her triangle theory of balance. Rebecca leaves the audience with two key pieces of advice that have helped her tremendously throughout her career. She urges them to be aware and intentional. Finally, Aviv stresses the importance of building transferable skills, being intentional about your career, and growing and expanding a network of trustworthy people.

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The Anatomy of Flow

In this episode, Aviv discusses the anatomy of flow and bringing focus to the aerobic zone of productivity. Aviv views himself as a conduit of service. He recalls a recent conversation he had about his secret to productivity. The realization was that there is no secret. Productivity is a product of developing readiness and building a capacity to act. This occurs best in a state of creative flow.

Aviv breaks down three broad opportunity fields. Field A involves serving creative opportunities. Field B is centered on serving close family, friends, and others that Aviv cares about. Lastly, Field C focuses on serving others who do not fall under the category of Field B. These include clients and organizations that Aviv serves.

Aviv talks about the importance of seizing opportunity, finding new capabilities and creating innovative solutions. Finally, Aviv challenges listeners to identify their opportunity fields, discover their creative aerobic zone, and remove obstacles and resistance in order to enter the flow.

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