Welcome to my interview with Aviv Shahar who is Founder at Aviv Consulting. Aviv helps leaders create new futures by unleashing strategic innovation. He is also the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.
Welcome to this forum Aviv where we are uncovering the footprints that lead to the forward thinking human and workplace.
Bill Fox: I read your book to prepare for this interview, and the depth and coverage on conversations were impressive. When I started this interview series, I had this idea to ask a series of questions that could help us create a better workplace, but I didn’t fully appreciate the powerful role of conversations.
One big learning I’ve had from this interview series is the power of conversations. Several executives and CEO’s who I interviewed have gotten back to me after they were observing what I was doing and said we need to have this conversation in the workplace. I think as you know, there’s a wonderful marriage of what you’re doing, and what I’m doing.
Aviv Shahar: That’s great. That’s really the right kind and the delicious response you should get from CEOs in these dialogues.
Bill: Yes, exactly. This interview series started as an experiment. I really wasn’t sure CEO’s would answer them. I got a lot of positive feedback from some top CEOs, which really gave me the momentum and energy to keep doing more.
Aviv: That’s great Bill.
Bill: So Aviv, thank you for your courage and willingness to take on these questions. Not everybody I ask takes up the challenge, so you’re in a special category right from the start.
If you’re ready Aviv, I’ll ask you the six core questions before getting into additional questions I came up with from reading your book, Creating New Futures.
Editor’s Note: Learn more about Aviv’s Create New Futures in our conversation that continues at How to Have Conversations that Trigger Game Changing Results.