Winning a Dogfight in The Air

In this Key I am going to share with you a focusing practice. This practice saved my life and it can save your life too, not just in flight, but in business and at work.

Life is not a dogfight. There is a lot more to living and working than a fight between two opposing sides. Many situations are not a zero sum game, where one side is the winner and the other the loser. We now operate in a world that is hyper-complex in more ways than we can easily navigate. You often collaborate with the competition, and co-create opportunities with all parties involved. This is a universe of exponential possibilities. In such an interconnected world the dogfight bifocal practice is even more critical. Read more about the dogfight bifocal practice here.


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    Cloister for Business Breakthroughs

    I enjoyed last week working with a great German team. The leadership team generated new insights, new ideas, and new agreements and created accelerated velocity. We worked in a cloister where Benedict nuns used to work, surrounded by wine country…a great place to create business breakthroughs.

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      My Answer to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

      In his compelling interview with Adam Bryant of the New York Times, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella framed the ultimate game-changing question but left it unanswered.

      The question Nadella asked is: “How do you create that self-organizing capability to drive innovation and be focused?”

      Here is my answer to Nadella’s captivating question.

      © Aviv Shahar


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        Three Horses for the Year of The Horse

        A Chinese teacher offered me an intriguing parable. He said, “In this year of the horse you get to choose among three types, the race horse, the dressage horse and the work horse. The race horse is an intense thoroughbred that can quickly accelerate to a wild run. The dressage horse is a gentle and graceful animal that can teach you how to ride. The large, strong work horse can plow on and carry your cart forward steadily. This year offers you these three choices. You must select which one will lead you.”

        What is your choice? Which horse is the one to help you move your business forward this year?

        What you imagine guides what you implement. Reflect on the above parable as you work to align your near-term efforts (Horizon One) with your long-term desired state (Horizon Three.)

        © Aviv Shahar


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          Your long-term vision must guide your near-term priorities

          You must work on the near term with a long term focus in mind.

          © Aviv Shahar


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            The KEY: The Seventh Fisherman

            In this KEY I share with you what I learned by observing a group of fishermen: What attracts the fish? Why some are successful and others not?

            Read about the three lessons I have learned from observing the seventh fisherman here.

             

            © Aviv Shahar


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              The Leadership Crossroads

              To understand the choices you face and what propels your movement, reflect on two questions: What are you trying to move away from? And, what are you hoping to move towards?

              © Aviv Shahar


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                The KEY: The Coming Boom

                This winter I am again catching waves in the ocean. Since the beginning of time, the ocean has been the ultimate metaphor. With its undercurrents, riptides, waves and tsunamis, it is a metaphor for the market, the economy, and for just about anything else in life. Swimming against the current is counterproductive. Success comes when you go with the current and catch the waves.

                Most people stay on the beach. I dive into the water. Since the majority prefers to watch from the outside, there are only a few of us in the water.

                Here are the questions that remain as the waves recede from the beach: What new waves will 2014 bring to shore? What are the undercurrents that are building power? What ideas or ventures will succeed and grow this year? What riptides may surprise us? Will we have the fortitude to act counter-intuitively? Where will the next tsunami-spawned boom occur? And what capabilities and strategies will be rewarded in this year?

                In this KEY you will discover eleven trends that will boom, and eight capabilities that will be rewarded handsomely in 2014.

                © Aviv Shahar


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                  Market Trends and Your Strategy

                  To lead strategic innovation and shape the future, you need to study trends to develop foresight.

                  © Aviv Shahar


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                    A New Year and Three Books

                    Every success and accomplishment is made possible by many people. There is no success or accomplishment that begins and ends with only you. We all are successful because others enabled our efforts. There are those who trust us; those who challenge us to be better and more creative; those who give us a chance to grow; others who believe in us with no reservations; some who make us laugh and help us get down to earth, and those who support and help us with unique skills in specific ways.
                    Read my end of the year reflections and report about three books here.

                    Every success and accomplishment is made possible by many people. There is no success or accomplishment that begins and ends with only you. We all are successful because others enabled our efforts. There are those who trust us; those who challenge us to be better and more creative; those who give us a chance to grow; others who believe in us with no reservations; some who make us laugh and help us get down to earth, and those who support and help us with unique skills in specific ways.

                    Read my end of the year reflections and report about three books here.

                    © Aviv Shahar


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