Takeoff Velocity

In my Learning Big Bang and then in Your Window of Opportunity, I shared with you how I discovered and developed the ‘opportunity window’ insight. Opportunities come through windows. Your window of opportunity, and how you respond to it, define where you get to play and the outcomes you experience.

Today we focus on what is arguably the most prevalent blind spot in strategy deployment, a critical factor that often is the difference between success and failure.

We’ve realized that most opportunities have expiration dates. This fact frames the premise of our focus today on the takeoff velocity. Read more here.

© Aviv Shahar


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    The “What’s Next” Ladder

    You need to listen to what you say to find out what’s going on. New insights often show up in your conversation, if you are paying attention.

    In this KEY I will share one such conversation. You will discover a powerful tool to build your mental prowess and develop framing skills with the conversational bungee-jump exercise. Read more here

    © Aviv Shahar


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      The Secret of Relationships

      What writes the best stories?

      In a word: life.

      Life most certainly creates and writes the best conversations and the best stories. In this KEY I bring you a conversation I had with Sara around the dinner table. You will discover the secret to long-lasting and enriching relationships. We’ve been together for 35 years. Read more here

      © Aviv Shahar


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        11 Points About Your Confidence

        How can you create the future if you haven’t been there? How can you be confident in the face of what you don’t know?

        Naturally, since the focus of my work is helping leaders create new futures for their businesses and organizations, I am asked these questions.

        Here are 11 points I discovered about confidence.

        © Aviv Shahar


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          Mindful Execution

          We work with some of the most successful leaders in the corporate world around the globe. These executives inspire me with their creativity, agility, and sense of vision. They demonstrate resilience, purposeful focus, clarity, and positive confidence.

          I’d like to share with you two unifying principles that I’ve observed these leaders demonstrate. They are at the foundation of the leaders’ competencies and success. Read more here.

          © Aviv Shahar


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            What Is Your Predetermined Pilot Response

            Spontaneity works well for the well prepared. As a leader you must be prepared to respond. You must be ready to communicate what’s important and demonstrate your values. In certain situations, you must have a chosen predetermined behavior and response.

            I was first introduced to the power of predetermined and programmed response in the fighter pilot course of the Israeli Air Force. My air force training was activated when my son was 15 and was about to get his driver’s permit. Knowing the risks of teenage driving, I decided to put in place a predetermined behavior.  Read more here

             

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              What Business are you in?

              Powerful questions are perennially important. When you keep returning to them to reflect on new meanings they reveal, you are rewarded with fresh insights that help you reimagine and reinvent what you do. Powerful questions help you reframe your thinking, and transform the value you create for the people you serve.

              “What business are you in?” For successful leaders, reflecting on Peter Drucker’s famous powerful question is a perennial exercise. As the environment shape-shifts and evolves, they know they must ask themselves in a fresh and new way what business they are in.

              What about you? How do you answer this question today about what business you are in?

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                The Key: What Tim Cook Can Teach You

                Here are eleven quotes in Tim Cook’s own words. In order to provoke your thinking and introspective reflection I inserted key questions below each quote. I encourage you to think about these questions and to add your own reflections. You can also use these questions to create discussions with your team.

                © Aviv Shahar


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                  The Key: Are You Creating Collective Stupidity or Collective Breakthroughs?

                  Here is a question for you: Twenty years into the coaching revolution, why do we see so many sub-optimal teams that produce collective stupidity instead of collective wisdom and breakthroughs?

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                  © Aviv Shahar


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                    The KEY: World Cup Innovation Lesson

                    What can we learn from Germany’s winning the World Cup? How are these insights relevant to your organization’s innovation strategy?

                    Successful innovation requires resilience, enthusiasm, the commitment of resources, a disciplined process, and the best minds of your organization working together and having conversations at a whole new level.

                    The German team demonstrated a systems approach to its matches. Its members brought depth, focus, selfless team spirit, and disciplined execution.

                    Read the KEY here.

                     

                    © Aviv Shahar


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