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SFB046 Conversation Is the Currency of Leadership

| December 13, 2016
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Episode Summary

Aviv Shahar has been helping senior executives create new futures for the last 16 years at his company, Aviv Consulting. Aviv is able to to unleash new energy and create happier and healthier teams within organizations. How is he able to do it? Well, it first begins with conversation and seeing it as a powerful currency; not just a tool.

What Was Covered

  • 02:05 - How did Aviv begin his career?
  • 04:10 - Why did Paul invite Aviv on the show today?
  • 06:35 - What is your greatest leverage point as a leader?
  • 11:20 - When thinking about the highest point of leverage, what does Aviv look for?
  • 19:40 - Conversation is a powerful currency.
  • 25:10 - To create a new future, we must begin by creating a new conversation.
  • 27:25 - We have to think about the future in a multidimensional way. Aviv explains a bit further.
  • 32:05 - As a leader, ask yourself if you are having the right type of conversation with your team right now.
  • 33:55 - Paul admits he’s never gotten good at a relationship because it was going well.
  • 34:10 - Aviv says you should never have a schedule that has back-to-back meetings.
  • 43:35 - Strategy is a ‘back from the future’ journey. What does Aviv mean by this?
  • 46:40 - Who are Aviv’s ideal clients?


"An un-debriefed action is a wasted action."

"Conversation is the currency of leadership."

"Our process must begin by strategy and by visioning the future, and journeying back from that point."

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