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Welcome to Create New Futures. Every episode, best-selling author and host Aviv Shahar will explore ideas and insights that can awaken and inspire you to the opportunities you have to create new futures for you, your family, your teams, and for your business. Life is too short to not be engaged in fascinating conversations that open, inspire and unleash new ways of thinking and seeing possibilities and beauty. Through Create New Futures, Aviv will engage in conversation with leaders and expe ...
 
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Meditative practices have helped guide Aviv through challenging events in his life. By developing these practices, Aviv hopes that listeners can discover the profound impact of these techniques and experience the many blessings and new doors of possibilities that can open for them as a result. In this Part Three, Aviv addresses the fourth and fifth…
 
Last month, Aviv dove into the Window of Opportunity concept and explained that how you respond to those windows determines your capacity to lead and shape outcomes. Today, this episode brings into focus a complementary idea that has helped some of Aviv’s clients unlock the awesome potential of their opportunities. Aviv poses the reflection questio…
 
Historians likely will look at 2020 as the year that initiated a multi-decade long transformation. As the effects of the global pandemic continue to be felt, many wonder when life will return to pre-pandemic ‘normal.’ However, most people recognize that there is no ‘back-to-normal’ path. Instead, there are opportunities to shape and create a new an…
 
Consider three ‘edge of the envelope’ scenarios: A Black Swan, A Perfect Storm and A Lethal Jackpot. A Black Swan is an unpredictable event that unleashes severe consequences. A Perfect Storm occurs when a rare combination of circumstances drastically and negatively aggravates an event. What is a Lethal Jackpot? It’s a convergence pattern of severa…
 
Personal and organizational resilience and anti-fragile readiness have been a feature of many of Aviv’s senior leadership strategy workshops over the last decade. In this episode, Aviv outlines the five elements and capacities of resilient self-authorship. Aviv reflects on the concept of personal sovereignty as well as the reasons that organization…
 
With a Ph.D. in organizational leadership, Dr. Doug Gray specializes in outcome-based leader development. As CEO of Action Learning Associates, Dr. Gray has worked with over ten thousand leaders in almost every business category and market. His latest book, Objectives and Key Results (OKR) Leadership, was written to help clients apply what works in…
 
In this episode, Aviv analyzes the four generally recognized paths to leadership development and proposes a fifth approach. This approach was fashioned initially during a conversation with one of Aviv’s clients when they were five months into their trusted advisory work. Aviv reflects on this collaboration and delves deep into the four leadership d…
 
Kerry Wekelo is the Chief Operating Officer at Actualize Consulting, a firm that specializes in optimizing financial services. Kerry is also a coach, keynote speaker, and author of the books, Culture Infusion and Gratitude Infusion, which provide practical advice on how to build a thriving organizational culture. In this episode, Aviv and Kerry exp…
 
Meditation practices have guided Aviv through challenging events, where he simply was not sure how he would find the courage or strength to pull off the demanding tests he faced. By sharing these practices, Aviv invites listeners to discover the profound impact of these techniques and unlock their ability to improve every aspect of their personal, …
 
Mary Alice Arthur is a Story Activist, working with stories in service of positive systemic shift, where she helps focus collective intelligence on critical issues. She creates spaces where people can find and activate the stories that will take them into a flourishing future. Mary Alice is also an internationally recognized process host who teache…
 
The year 2020 has brought much pain, loss and uncertainty to so many individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses. Covid-19 has left an undeniable mark on the socioeconomic landscape of our society. In this episode, Aviv reflects on an epiphany he recently had in the wake of this challenging time and chronicles how he was able to overcome a major blin…
 
Kelly Waldher is the Vice President of Marketing for G-Suite at Google. Prior to Google, he was the Executive Vice President and General Manager at Qualtrics. Prior to that, Kelly spent fourteen years at Microsoft where he was the General Manager of Office 365 and held a variety of corporate marketing roles, including the Global Product Marketing L…
 
Meditation practices have guided Aviv through challenging events, where he simply was not sure how he would find the courage or strength to pull off the demanding tests he faced. By applying these practices, Aviv hopes that listeners can become more centered, improve mental and overall health, and guide personal and professional endeavors to achiev…
 
Catherine Sherlock is an expert in leadership actualization, intuition, and emotional intelligence. Catherine works with leaders who see the bigger picture, where leadership is about becoming and showing up as your best self to ignite the best in others. She believes that higher mindfulness is about creating a more profound connection inside your e…
 
There are two fast ways to ruin a great company and run a business into the ground. The first is to let lawyers run the company. The second is to let the financial controller run the business. Aviv calls on his experience as a military pilot to identify and explain the five altitudes of business conversations. In this episode, Aviv continues his di…
 
Jeff Cates is the CEO and President of Achievers, an industry-leading employee voice and recognition solution that accelerates a culture of performance. Prior to his time at Achievers, Jeff was the CEO and President of Intuit Canada, during which time the company was named a top great place to work in Canada year after year and was also recognized …
 
How can we map the intelligence terrain to capitalize on the different capacities and sources of intelligence? Throughout his lifetime, Aviv has endeavored to answer these questions through his work with teachers, entrepreneurs, business executives, coaches, healers, and futurists. In this episode, Aviv continues his discussion by expounding on the…
 
Miha Matlievski is business coach focusing on helping entrepreneurs and business executives. His approach was shaped by what he describes as an epic failure that eventually led to a redemptive renewal and a new beginning. Miha’s passionate pursuit and hard work have resulted in four successful businesses and a personal net worth of fifteen million …
 
The importance of recognition in a workplace cannot be understated. Recognition is the most underutilized organizational currency and yet, it is one of the most cost-effective ways to boost morale, increase retention and enable interpersonal connections. In this episode, Aviv expounds on the many ways recognition can bring an organizational mindset…
 
Roberta Matuson is a global strategist, advisor, best-selling author and the president of Matuson Consulting, where she has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies, including Best Buy, GM, and New Balance. Known as the Talent Maximizer, Roberta in an expert in helping her clients achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximizatio…
 
What is collective intelligence and how do we facilitate the generation of collective intelligence with a leadership team? Over the years, Aviv has endeavored to answer these questions through his work with teachers, entrepreneurs, business executives, coaches, healers, and futurists. In this episode, Aviv shares discoveries he has made throughout …
 
After twenty years as an actor, director, screenwriter, songwriter and record producer, Terrence McNally has refocused his work on his vision of working on creating a world that just might work. His experience and aspiration converged in his consulting and media work, as well as his role as a co-founder of a startup which offers more people more wa…
 
It has become clear that the global coronavirus pandemic crisis will have a multifaceted impact on humanity. From its economic and geo-political impact to the profound social effects, coronavirus is changing our lives as individuals as well as society in general. In this episode, Aviv breaks down the six dimensions of the coronavirus effect on our …
 
As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to develop and evolve, its impact on our world cannot be overstated. Never before has an event completely altered the way our society operates. From economic and political paradigm shifts to the emergence of social distancing, the coronavirus had certainly made its mark. In this episode, Aviv expounds on…
 
Questions we focused on: How do you stay positively balanced and focused during times of crisis? How do you survive the crisis physically, mentally and spiritually? What is the influence and power of collective energy and how do you harness it in a positive way? The points we covered: Identify the four vectors of the crisis: The Corona virus Global…
 
Colleen Soukup is the Chief Procurement Officer and supply-chain transformation leader at General Mills. Colleen is responsible for global sourcing of all categories and, in her second role, she leads the transformation of supply chain to make it as agile and as future-ready as can be. Colleen is both a focused operational leader and a great people…
 
In this episode, Aviv describes the shift in mindset that successful organizations are undergoing to meet their hiring needs. Aviv poses the eternal question, ‘What business are you in?’ and argues that an organization’s response to this question defines its ability to achieve its desired future. Aviv touches also on the value of culture, accountab…
 
Tom Lattin is the Vice President of Mass Market Platforms, Options and Software at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. In this capacity, Tom leads the multi-billion dollar business of HPE’s ProLiant and cloud-lined servers. Specifically, his team leads product, technology, go-to-market, and supplier strategies for these categories. Tom joined HP in 1986, a…
 
In this episode, Aviv analyzes the three vectors of growth and development and showcases how they can be leveraged to identify the ‘what,’ ‘how,’ and ‘from where’ priorities. Aviv stresses the importance of building confidence, resilience, and strength within yourself in order to initiate a ruthless self-care protocol. He provides a three-step proc…
 
Matt Carcieri is one of the world’s foremost purposologist, having worked on purpose with over one hundred companies and brands. He began his career as a marketing executive at Proctor & Gamble where, for fifteen years, he pioneered purpose-driven brand building inside the world’s largest advertiser. As an in-house expert on the topic, Matt spearhe…
 
In this episode, Aviv analyzes the three major mindsets and pinpoints how they influence our leadership abilities. These include the mindsets of ‘what’s wrong,’ ‘what works,’ and ‘what matters.’ In identifying these mindsets, Aviv suggests that the second and third mindsets provide a path to multiple blessings and positive energy. They empower us t…
 
Joe Antons is the Director of Central Revenue Planning at Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Joe started at Cisco as an intern and gradually worked his way to the leadership role he holds today. Joe brings a unique combination of analytical rigor and business acumen together with a passion for helping people discove…
 
In this episode, Aviv expounds on the concept of achieving breakthrough collaboration by elevating key partnerships. Aviv reflects on the Partnering TIP, which focuses on trust, imperative and purpose. He introduces a key exercise as well as questions to reflect on while participating in this exercise. Finally, Aviv urges the audience to engage the…
 
Mark Bakker has had a notable and successful career as the head of America’s Supply Chain Operations at HP Inc. He manages the strategic relationships with customer channels and ensures a smooth supply chain execution. Previously, Mark was HP’s Vice-President of Supply Chain Operations in Asia Pacific and Japan, and Director of Operations in German…
 
In this episode, Aviv reflects on the paradigm shift from a structure-first to a value-first model. Aviv notes that, in the former outdated model, the flow moves from structure to work and from work to value indicating that structure defines work and the work defines value. However, in this new model, which is centered on value, the flow has been r…
 
Bill Koenig has had a distinguished and successful career as an expert in adult learning, leadership and organizational development, and as an entrepreneur and a civic leader. Bill’s eclectic experience includes Program Director at OSR, Organization System Renewal Northwest, and Board Chair of the Whidbey Institute where he participated in the deve…
 
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-M…
 
Cathy Sunshine is the founder and president of the Sunshine Group, a consulting and coaching firm specializing in family business, leadership transformation, and organization design. Cathy works with leaders and organizations to break through blockages and to produce turnaround growth. Through her work, Cathy has helped hundreds of teams to improve…
 
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. Fina…
 
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 ha…
 
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 th…
 
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 a…
 
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 dissectin…
 
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…
 
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