Archive for July, 2009

If You Don’t Generate Solutions Why Should Anyone Listen?

Are You Joining Us In The Solution Gym?

Our upcoming tele-seminar is on Friday, August 7th at 2:00 p.m. EST – How to become a great solution generator and get results. Please join us here.

This is a rare opportunity to get inside the mindset of rapid problem-solving. You will be able to pick up a set of solution generating tools that deliver results for the best problems solvers. Even if you cannot make the live event you will want to listen to the MP3 recording to extract these breakthrough strategies and practices.

Bigger Solutions Need A Greater Person. Here are a few of the topics we will cover:

  1. Why do people focus on problems instead of on solutions
  2. Why you must focus on solutions and how to do it
  3. What are the barriers to finding solutions and how to overcome them
  4. What do great solution-generators do
  5. How do solution-generators address big problems and create big solutions
  6. What is the solution Gym? What are the five steps of solution generating?
  7. How to develop your solution-generating practice

I look forward to your joining me on this adventurous and life-affirming journey. Join us for this special event or for the whole series and get the MP3 recordings of all our seminars.

Click here to join us for this seminar or for the complete series and be part of a community of leaders eager to become transformational into their lives and environments.

© Aviv Shahar

The Spiral of Growth – If You Are not Growing You Are Dying

Are you growing?

The spiral of learning and development works in each of the Four Ways to grow. The mechanics are situational and unique, but the anatomy is similar:

A. You learn a new skill, gain a new insight – because you decided to do it, because you needed to, or wanted to accomplish something.

B. You then apply the new skill, put the insight to work.

C. You then have success with the new skill, and the insight opens up further.

D. The success generates propulsion and power to continue using the skill and learn more advanced skills, gain further insights.

And then the spiral leads again to new learning and growth. Every completion of a cycle brings increasing development and propels you forward.

What are you learning? How are you growing today? In what direction is your spiral of growth moving?

© Aviv Shahar

Closing The Capacity Gap

You do not bridge the capacity gap by trying to solve deficiencies.
Values-based behavior is how you grow inside out.
The tree is not a solution for itself – it enables the fruits.
The fruit is not an answer to satisfy itself – it is the distribution mechanism of the tree.
You get results by focusing on process.
You improve the process by deepening the purpose and values that guide it.
You affirm purpose and values by getting results.
You lead by refusing to compromise the long term for the short term.
You bridge to opportunity by growing you,
and by directing action to be a congruent expression of values and purpose
in both the short and the long terms.

© Aviv Shahar

The Ten Rules Of Champions and Effective Leaders Podcast

I would like you to win twice! I’d like to send you the MP3 recording of our recent tele-seminar filled with practical strategies and the ten rules practiced by innovators, transformational leaders and champions. The seminar includes my story of becoming a long-distance running champion, defying the doctor who said I should not run.

Please send me an email (avivconsulting @ gmail.com) saying, “add me to your list” – you will receive the MP3 recoding of our recent tele-seminar: The MVP Game and the ten rules of champions and this month KEY. We hope to grow and double the distribution list for our popular monthly newsletter – The KEY.

Here are the ten rules we explored on this tele-seminar:
1. It’s never personal
2. It’s totally personal
3. Observe, listen, learn
4. Work your strengths
5. Agility above all
6. Design the environment
7. Play full out
8. Redefine the envelope
9. Create your dream team
10. Visualize, transform and lead

Here are the opening comments:

Thank you.

© Aviv Shahar

Radiant Yellow

HER CEO Breakdown

“Why Do Big Name leaders and CEOs Mess Up?” was the question I was asked at a recent leadership seminar. The seminar focused on the energy zones of leadership and the leader’s assets. “Why do so many known leaders and CEOs mess up their health or end up with ethical or relationship breakdowns?” the executive asked.

H.E.R breakdowns (breakdowns in Health, Ethics & Relationships) are often given the simplistic explanation that it happens because of the stresses of the job. The deeper answer is that the CEOs involved did not internalize the growth and development of their responsibility in a whole and balanced way.

The voltage analogy comes handy. When a CEO takes on a 500 volt responsibility but only grows and develops internally to contain 200 or 300 volts the capacity gap leads to a breakdown. Health, Ethical and Relationships (HER) collapse are symptoms of the incongruence. You must grow on the inside to make the outer development safe and stable. If done wisely, your development on the outside helps accelerate the inward journey.

In our recent KEY we explored the Four Ways to Grow. The best accelerated growth and development may have aspects of all four paths. You have to balance the external development with the internal growth. As you evolve in managing the organization’s strengths and weaknesses so must you gain a deeper insight about your own.

The fourth path (pilgrimage journey) begins on the inside and may lead you to a life of service into the world. The first (immersion), second (apprenticeship) and third (project, vision or crises) may begin the development on the outside but as you grow in your exterior capabilities, you must also work to find the internal growth to balance and match it.

The HER breakdown syndrome takes place because the increased responsibility on the outside is not supported by an inner growth. The inner structure cannot support the weight of the building and it gives in at the point of weakness.

What do you do to strengthen your inner journey? How do you internalize the development needed to support your growing responsibility?

Our executive coaching covers the 12 dynamics of growth and wellness. We help you identify what needs critical attention. We help you and challenge you to evolve in balanced way.

© Aviv Shahar

Tele-seminar: The 10 Rules of The MVP (Most Valuable Player)

This rare tele-seminar is on Friday, July 10th at 2:00 p.m. EST. Even if you cannot make the live event you will want to listen to the MP3 recording to extract the MVP strategies and practices.

Here are the topics we will cover:
1. The story of becoming a champion.
2. The five traps that hold talented people back from becoming top players.
3. Your biggest mistake ever.
4. Are you ready to play the MVP game – 10 things successful leaders and entrepreneurs do.

Join us for this special event or for the whole series. I look forward to you joining me on this adventurous journey.

The 10 MVP Rules we will explore:
1. It’s never personal
2. It’s totally personal
3. Observe, listen, learn
4. Work your strengths
5. Agility above all
6. Design the environment
7. Play full out
8. Redefine the envelope
9. Create your dream team
10. Visualize, transform and lead

In each of our next seminars I will share with you original content not available elsewhere. Click here to join us on this seminar or the complete series and be part of a community of leaders eager to become transformational into their lives and environments.

See you on Friday.

© Aviv Shahar

A Northwest View

The KEY: Four Ways To Grow

What do Vienna and the Silicon Valley have in common? What do Rembrandt and Warren Buffet have in common? In this KEY we answer these questions plus another one posted on our blog – a truly $64,000 question – one of the biggest questions of all times: How does one grow oneself? We explore the four ways you can grow and offer six questions to help you focus on your growth. Click here to read the KEY: Four Ways To Grow.
© Aviv Shahar

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