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Episode Info: 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 development of their leadership programs. Previously, Bill was the President and CEO of Cantametrix, and a founder and President of DiscoverMusic and of KidStar Interactive Media. Bill’s holds a PhD in mythological studies and a Masters in whole systems design. He is currently a senior advisor at The Cambridge Management Group where he brings together a big picture of deep cross-discipline insights into human systems, transformation and renewal. In this episode, Aviv and Bill expound on the differences between leadership competency and leadership capacity. Bill speaks to the profound impact that sports had on his formative years and credits his success today to the experiences he had playing team sports throughout his life. Bill identifies leadership patterns he has witnessed in organizations and cites the Navy Seals as a model of effective shared leadership. Aviv and Bill reflect on the concept of servant leadership. Finally, Bill leaves the audience with some sound advice. He encourages the continual journey of becoming yourself and suggests doing so in the context of continual inquiry and the assimilation of new learning, new models and new opportunities. 00:58 – Introducing today’s guest, Bill Koenig 02:34 – What energizes and excites Bill 03:36 – Bill talks about the importance of sustainability 04:57 – Bill provides examples of how we can be disruptive, transformational, and engaged 07:21 – The two critical vectors that have led to the sustainability crisis 08:28 – Defining leadership competence 13:19 – Recognizing the exterior space of leadership development 17:00 – Catalysts for transformational change 20:08 – A striking pattern Bill has noticed within organizations 26:33 – How the Navy Seals embody shared leadership 29:47 – Aviv expounds on a meta-trend that has been appearing within organizations 32:36 – Bill reflects on a Graduate program he participated in 35:17 – Inspirations from Bill’s formative years 37:22 – How Bill used sports as a key component in his evolution as a person 41:59 – How these propulsions helped shape Bill’s career 43:51 – The journey to entrepreneurship within the start-up space 45:46 – Bill’s proudest accomplishment 54:13 – Transformative insights Bill has been able to internalize through his experience with organizational renewal 57:06 – Servant leadership 57:56 – Bill regales the audience with the story of a near death experience 1:03:31 – Why Bill chose to study mythology 1:07:27 – Two passions Bill values above all others 1:09:49 – Parting words of wisdom and insights from Bill 1:14:19 – Now it’s your turn, ...
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