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The Survive & Thrive podcast features Jennifer Ayres, host, and co-Founder of Concinnity. With over 20 years leading large-scale global transformation programs for Fortune 500 companies, her purpose is to help the conscious leader create meaningful and sustainable change by helping companies realize their most ambitious goals. The Survive & Thrive podcast will highlight ideas, learnings, and stories about organizational and personal transformation, by featuring clients, and other notable lea ...
 
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 ...
 
Explore the Science and Art of Great Teams through the 6 Conditions podcast with show hosts Dr. Ruth Wageman and Dr. Krister Lowe. The show explores how the 6 Team Conditions framework--a leading, empirically validated and highly predictive framework based on the seminal work of Drs. Richard Hackman, Ruth Wagman and other teams scholars at Harvard University--helps team leaders, team members and team coaches/facilitators foster team effectiveness. The show unpacks the structural design condi ...
 
Revive the heart of your organization by reigniting appreciation for the human element of work. Educate yourself, your team and your leadership! The InvestHuman Podcast focusses on helping your organization thrive by discussing the most important part of your business: Your People.
 
Join Carissa Bub--Host of Season 2 of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast--and today's leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches as we explore the art and science of team coaching in communities and organizations. Discover how team coaching can accelerate team development and performance, can foster the development of leadership cultures, can drive organizational change and more. Tune in for interviews with team coaching experts. Hear stories of "hits and misses" and essential lessons learned from condu ...
 
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Learning how to motivate people is a foundational tenet of change management. You can’t create an organizational culture or deal with a sudden and unexpected change well if people aren’t properly motivated. While that might seem like an easy task, organizations get it wrong far too often. However, by recognizing and having empathy for what people a…
 
As we learned throughout the coronavirus pandemic, change is constant. So, how do you make changes stick? To do it right, you’ve got to start at the very beginning and create a change-adapted organization that can stay resilient. Kelli Skaff joins Jennifer Ayers on this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast to talk about how and why organizations…
 
Jon Herlocker is the Founder and CEO of Tignis, a company that provides a physics-driven software solution for managing industrial assets, processes, and operations. Jon is a technology entrepreneur, an experienced executive with a long leadership history in big data analytics and artificial intelligence. Before building his company, he was CTO of …
 
When implementing a change, how do you know if it’s successful or creating more problems than it’s solving? If you’re smart, you’re using change management metrics to gauge progress, what success looks like, how the change is impacting employees, and finding critical problems before they blow up in your face. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive…
 
Any well executed change begins with a great change plan. That’s what we’re discussing on this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast. Kristel Kurtz, a strategic advisor at Concinnity, joins Jennifer Ayers on this episode to discuss the importance of change plans in change management. A great change plan will think about the who, how, and why of a…
 
What are the insights that propel the Create New Futures methodology? This was the framing question Aviv recently asked a Silicon Valley leadership team. Today, Aviv shares and reflects on two great insights that shaped his approach to creating new futures. Aviv dives deep into organizational potential energy and expounds on the concept of currency…
 
It can be so easy to view change from a distance and miss how that change impacts each and every person and facet of an organization. Not thoroughly thinking about how change impacts at the individual level can create additional challenges or even derail a project well before it’s finished. Samantha Collins, a Concinnity partner, joins Jennifer Aye…
 
No matter how big or small of a change, it can only really happen if you’ve got great business messaging in the first place. From perceived gaps in the plan to a lack of buy-in from leadership and staff, poor communication can create a host of issues that can make change management downright impossible. To discuss the merits of good business messag…
 
Whether you’re in the initial planning stages or firmly in the middle of enacting change within your organization, knowing your audience is critical to success. If you don’t know who is being impacted and how; you’ll face major hurdles along the way and struggle to get the type of buy-in needed. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jenn…
 
In order to start enacting change, you have to build the case for change. No matter if it’s a positive or negative change, a small or large company, or anything in between; doing a little initial homework can put the right wheels in motion. In the first episode of Season 2, Jennifer Ayers is joined by Lisa Insley, a partner at Concinnity, to discus…
 
Welcome to Season Two! This season, my partners and I will walk you through eight tenets to drive meaningful, impactful, and sustainable change in an organization. Starting next week, we’ll explore each of these tenets at a high level over 8 weeks, and then, we’ll take a deeper dive into each one to really understand why it’s important and how to p…
 
Have you been as provocative in your future explorations as you can? Today, Aviv reflects on this question and recalls the story of a three-day virtual workshop that inspired this discussion on creating slow, fast, deep work. In this episode, Aviv expounds on the Zone of Deep Work and outlines best practices that can be applied to create slow, fast…
 
After more than a year of the coronavirus pandemic, what have we learned? That’s the very question host Jennifer Ayers aims to answer as she looks back at the first season of the Survive & Thrive podcast. In the Survive & Thrive Season 1 finale, Jennifer takes a look back at the 19 guests and 19 stories she helped to tell in order to find the commo…
 
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt worldwide. But by looking at and learning from what happened and how people responded to it, we can get a far better idea of where to go from here. However, one thing that became obvious was the need to continue to nurture our sense of humanity and take better care of one another. On this episode of the …
 
No one is immune to stress and the effects it can have on the body and mind. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stressor for a lot of people, leading to a sharp increase in employee burnout as the lines between work and home have blurred. As both individuals and companies are beginning to pay closer attention to wellness, it’s im…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic was a time of change for everyone. But for Devin Basinger, it was an even bigger one as he decided to leave the company he founded and join another startup right as the pandemic was starting. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jennifer Ayers is joined by Devin Basinger to talk about his experiences founding and e…
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people began to reflect more on their lives, their relationships, how they spend their time, and finding purpose in their work. While everyone dealt with a massive amount of change throughout the pandemic, having to quickly pivot in their personal and professional lives, there could be even more change on the horizon a…
 
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…
 
While the COVID-19 pandemic was hard on just about everyone, it also helped provide some introspection. With so much upheaval over the last year in processes and even organizational hierarchy; many companies have been making strides to become more inclusive. However, not enough has been done to boost women’s voices, especially minority women, when …
 
Whether we like it or not, change happens in life. Unfortunately, no one could have predicted the amount of change we’d all have to go through with the COVID-19 pandemic. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Ed Skowronski -- the vice president of solution services at Rackspace Technology -- joins Jennifer to discuss embracing change. Ac…
 
TCZ Podcast #130: Michelle Chambers: What Creates Resilience in Teams? Michelle Chambers and I met through Team Coaching International several years ago as members of Faculty. She's one of the most joyful people I know and a really savvy organisational development and team coaching expert. We caught up just before the end of 2020 to talk through he…
 
EPISODE #017: COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE IN TEAMS | SPECIAL GUESTS: DR. ANITA WILLIAMS WOOLEY AND PRANAV GUPTA This episode is the first in a series inviting researchers onto the podcast to share their leading edge work that is advancing our understanding of teams and team effectiveness. In this episode show hosts Ruth Wageman and Krister Lowe intervi…
 
The coronavirus pandemic reinforced that the one constant in life is change itself. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Bas Zwart -- an executive at Johnson and Johnson -- joins Jennifer to discuss developing and implementing change management solutions. Bas’s experience in a variety of HR leadership roles has given him plenty of pract…
 
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…
 
Smart assistants are everywhere now -- in things like lightbulbs, speakers, headphones, and mobile devices. As people have begun to embrace and experiment with all that voice technology has to offer to their daily lives, the need for custom solutions to create a better human experience has come with it. That’s where this episode’s guests come in. O…
 
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the flexibility of a work-at-home schedule has been a welcome change for many employees as they try to handle both home and work. It’s also been a massive boon for employers, seeing their staff work more hours thanks to the increased flexibility. However, with companies opening back up, customized employment is …
 
Getting your employees excited about making an impact is one of the best ways of creating a good working environment and company culture. However, not many organizations take advantage of employee engagement techniques -- especially during COVID-19 -- and are suffering as a result. An engaged employee feels like they’re being heard and they’re maki…
 
TCZ Podcast #129: Alison Hodge: Mapping the Territory of Team Coaching: Part 2 In this second part of my conversation with Dr Alison Hodge, we dive further into the territory of team coaching. I hope you find it as thrilling, fun and eye-opening as I did. Some of the points we explore are how to use or apply the map to - identify the dynamic forces…
 
TCZ Podcast Episode #128: Alison Hodge: Journey into Team Coaching Supervision I'm delighted to introduce Dr Alison Hodge to you listeners in this first of two episodes on team coaching supervision. Alison has been supervising Executive Coaches and OD/HR consultants for more than 21 years in Australia, South East Asia, the United States, Europe and…
 
Creating an organizational culture that fosters meaningful relationships, creativity, and creates motivation in business can be difficult in the best of times. But as the coronavirus pandemic has made clear, it can be even harder to do during a crisis. If your people weren’t questioning the value of their involvement in your company before, they’re…
 
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…
 
The popular mobile app Slice had already been helping small businesses survive by giving them access to digital tools that only larger chains had the money to develop for themselves. But when COVID-19 hit, Slice’s commitment to local restaurants helped them not only survive but actually thrive when everyone needed them most. Jacqueline Meyer, the C…
 
How can businesses create a better world? Anna-Maja Björkenvall, the CEO of LXMI, discusses how their business model and supply chain are helping end global poverty and save the environment at the same time. Anna’s story is an empowering one, starting when she came to the United States with nothing but a suitcase to eventually becoming the CEO of L…
 
6 Conditions Podcast Episode 016: Team Leadership & Team Effectiveness in a Covid19 Respiration Clinic: Special Guest Janice John, Cambridge Health Alliance This episode continues a series focusing on practitioner, organizational and team leader perspectives on applying the 6 Team Conditions framework and Team Diagnostic Survey in real world settin…
 
How is AI generating value for seniors, their care givers and families? Dan Brown, the President and CEO of Algorithmic Intuition, discusses the intersection of ai, healthcare innovation and quality of life. We explore how COVID has accelerated the need to invest in technologies and solutions to make remote patient monitoring more accessible to fam…
 
TCZ Episode #127 | Linda Berlot | Coaching Across Cultures in the C-Suite I am delighted to share this latest Episode #127 of the Team Coaching Zone in which I interview Linda Berlot, CEO of Berlot Group in Dubai. In this episode we explore what is it like coaching C-Suite leaders as a team? What golden nuggets would you want to have as a team coac…
 
How has COVID-19 impacted how we connect? Jenny Ro, the co-founder and CEO of Curios Reactor, discusses what the future of networking looks like. Given the current environment and pandemic, we explore a new perspective on curating specific relationships in a networking application. A Concinnity podcast: https://concinnityus.com/perspectives…
 
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…
 
Bridging a major crisis during the early stages of the pandemic, Rick Salerno and Jamie Ahmed from AES Controls pivoted their business to address a shortage of respirators. Looking for help with executing the plan, they combined with Concinnity to help orchestrate all of the moving parts in order to deliver respirators to those who needed it the mo…
 
TCZ Podcast #126: Joel DiGirolamo: The Story Behind The ICF Team Coaching Competencies Delighted to be joined in this episode by Joel DiGirolamo, Director of Coaching Science for the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Joel leads the organization’s efforts to develop, curate and disseminate information around the science of coaching, and most …
 
The evolution of working from anywhere. What's the future of work and how COVID-19 has made this imperative. With companies stumbling into these changes during the pandemic, Alana Moran and Evolve IP were able to help connect workplaces virtually. A Concinnity podcast: https://concinnityus.com/perspectives…
 
Altering your life's plan to address a desperate problem in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic? Solve scaling and financial issues. Connect doctors on the front lines with PPE from suppliers, and stop people from dying over payment terms. This is what Kirsten Curtis did when she joined ProjectN95 - and found a mismatch in supply and demand.…
 
TCZ Podcast #125: Lucy Widdowson and Paul J Barbour: Building Top Performing Teams In Episode #125 of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast I'm joined by a dynamic duo team - Lucy Widdowson and Paul J Barbour, co-authors of Building Top Performing Teams A practical guide to team coaching to improve collaboration and drive organizational success (Kogan Pag…
 
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…
 
The Survive & Thrive podcast features Jennifer Ayres, host, and co-Founder of Concinnity. With over 20 years leading large-scale global transformation programs for Fortune 500 companies, her purpose is to help the conscious leader create meaningful and sustainable change by helping companies realize their most ambitious goals. The Survive & Thrive …
 
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…
 
Francisco Fernández is the President, Comunidar, a community foundation in Monterrey, Mexico and the Associate Vice President for Development Tec de Monterrey, university with 25 campuses throughout Mexico. In this episode of Concord Leaders, Francisco shares the joy in helping create complimentary teams. And the difficulties of transitioning teams…
 
6 CONDITIONS #015: ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY & THE 6 CONDITIONS | SPECIAL GUESTS GABE ABELLA & ADAM HSU This episode is the next installment in a series featuring the perspectives of certified practitioners as well as enterprise clients who have applied the 6 Team Conditions framework and Team Diagnostic Survey with real world teams. Gabe Abella & Ada…
 
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…
 
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