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Deepened appreciation for common sense

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 16, 2021 6:45:00 AM
The ancient book of  2 Esdras  has a saying I like:
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Topics: Process consultation and design, Mark L. Vincent, organizational problem solving, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson, Executive Thinking

Episode 29: Managing Polarities

Posted by Kristin Evenson on Sep 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: organizational problem solving, leadership legacy, polarity management, Managing Change, leadership transition, change, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Maestro, Future Value, leadership culture

Theranos and first principles

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 9, 2021 8:41:00 AM

One drop of blood serving as a means to many medical test results was revealed as little more than a modern form of alchemy. 

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Topics: process consulting, Process Consultation, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, ethical leadership, business ethics, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Brave and safe places for women executives

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 2, 2021 7:43:00 AM

I was fascinated when deeply experienced women executives from differing careers and separate places began gathering cohorts of accomplished women leaders.  Was this a thing?

Here is a conversation with three such leaders that is worth your consideration and passing along to women leaders you know who would benefit from deeper connection.

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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive peer-based advising, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Kristin Evenson, executive leadership development, Dawn Yoder Graber, Deanna Rolffs

Episode 28: Our first year!

Posted by Kristin Evenson on Aug 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: stewardship, leadership succession, board of directors, Design Group International, steward leadership, leadership legacy, Managing Change, leadership transition, succession planning, board engagement, change, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Artisan, Artist, Maestro, Future Value, stewardship of a successor, Future Generation, leadership culture

Stewardism

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 26, 2021 9:16:00 AM

This blog post, originally published in 2009 and now updated in light of yet again another devastating earthquake in Haiti, is as relevant as ever.

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Gary Moore, widely known for his writings on faith and economics, once pointed out that the ancient Greeks are the forerunners of modern socialism, the ancient Romans the forerunners of conservative capitalism, and Judaism is the forerunner of what he calls Stewardism, the idea that God owns everything and we manage on God’s behalf.

How do you think about these matters? In the middle of all the economic debates over bailouts, stimulus packages, cap and trade, and nationalized health care, it seems people are much more Greek or Roman in their understandings rather than Jewish. This Jewish notion that I work on God’s behalf carries over to those of us who take Christianity seriously. Read the opening chapters of Acts and you quickly discover that the early church is not into private enterprise, nor against it. Instead, it is into using what it has to care for the least of these.

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Topics: stewardship, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, creating a culture of generosity, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

The days are numbered....

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 19, 2021 9:28:00 AM
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Episode 27: Maestro-level Leaders as Steward Leaders

Posted by Kristin Evenson on Aug 17, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: stewardship, leadership succession, board of directors, Design Group International, steward leadership, leadership legacy, Managing Change, leadership transition, succession planning, board engagement, change, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Maestro, Future Value, stewardship of a successor, Future Generation, leadership culture

Dead and doesn’t know it

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 12, 2021 7:15:00 AM
If the definition of vampires, zombies and mummies are that they are dead and don't know it, then we are surrounded by these monsters. Vampire institutions. Zombie organizations. Mummified businesses. 
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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational development resources, organizational development process, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Disintegration of Gender

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 5, 2021 6:15:00 AM
Disintegration: the process of something becoming weaker or being destroyed by breaking into smaller parts or pieces
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Topics: process consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Future Value, Kristin Evenson, emotional intelligence, Building the Future

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