The Organizational Development Muse - Mark L. Vincent
Mark L. Vincent is Design Group International's CEO, serving as a Convene Chair and L2L Facilitator in Eastern Wisconsin.
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In the online classes I teach on executive leadership, we often discuss paradoxes leaders must embrace. A discussion that sometimes emerges is whether there is a difference between tension and paradox. I think there is.
When talking with prospective consultants we are often asked questions about finding and fit.
When was the last time you took time to evaluate the impressions you are leaving behind?
Time Orientation is one of those surprises that creeps up when groups have decisions to make and find that although they seem to be having the same conversation, they are not.
A recent talk I gave sparked a lot of conversation. The theme was the four pervasive lies in our culture and the four lies that rush in to fill the void when those lies are exposed. Since these lies diminish human potential, supress the human spirit and even destroy lives, it seems prudent for the Steward Leader to work against them and to be those who speak gracious and civil truth to the culture.
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Design Group International holds its annual conference next week. This year we return to Columbus Ohio for a couple of days of mutual learning, a lot of laughter, and the advent of some new administrative tools that are of particular benefit to people for whom organizational development consulting is a vocation.
I began working with organizations in consultative capacity in 1989. I was working on my Master's Degree at the time, trying to improve my capacity to guide leadership teams through complex and difficult scenarios, whether enterprise or service organizations. A pre-school called me wondering if I could help their newly seated board through a tough knot created when a 3 year old's nose was broken on the playground. Staff and board negligence was clearly in evidence. I was able to help them figure out how to get unstuck, find a way through the threatened lawsuits from parents and staff and begin to move forward again. And so it began . . .organization after organization, until here we are today: an organizational development firm with a solid reputation, expert colleagues, broad experience, and a continuing vision to help clients figure it out.
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