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

 

© Aviv Shahar


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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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            The KEY: Lesson from the Israeli Air Force – Start Talking to Yourself

            The Israeli Air Force discovered one of the best training methodologies I have ever encountered. In this KEY you will learn more about what I discovered during my fighter pilot course: talking out loud can make you more efficient. It can even save your life. Read the Key here.

             

            © Aviv Shahar


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              The Triangle of Change

              You just landed in the executive chair, the role you’ve desired. Now you must realize your window of opportunity. Where to begin? How do you rally your new team to make critical changes and actualize your vision?

              This was the situation Ron found himself. When he earned the executive position he had imagined for years, he knew he needed to take action immediately. In this Key you will learn how Ron approached his opportunity to accelerate the growth of his organization. You will discover the three critical elements to mobilize change. Read more here.

               

              © Aviv Shahar


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                17 Pivots for Your Spring Reboot

                From my experience and that of many of my clients, this year is showing itself to be a robust ride filled with surprises. Have you noticed that challenges and opportunities show up together?

                If you feel blindsided or out of rhythm, now is a great time for a reboot. If you feel fatigued or uncertain, try a change in direction or behavior. If you are doing great and want to build on existing momentum, select a pivot from the list below to begin your revitalization.

                In this KEY you will find a series of pivots you can implement immediately to reboot your work environment.

                 

                © Aviv Shahar


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                  Greatness is Not a Destination

                  What you do along your professional journey prepares you for what you are here to serve.

                  In the case of Gandhi, for instance, his early study of the British law helped him negotiate for India’s independence.

                  For John Paul II, it was his stage acting as a young man during the war that prepared him for the role of his life as the first Pope in the TV age.

                  Steve Jobs described his early study of calligraphy as the catalyst to the idea of merging design and beauty into computers.

                  The point is that much of your work is about building capabilities and seeding possibilities. Your journey is about opening future options.

                  Where do you find greatness?

                  Greatness is the charisma that accompanies the journey to discover how you are meant to gift this world.

                   

                  © Aviv Shahar


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                    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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