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Pandemic time and new business habits.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 20, 2020 5:27:00 PM
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Topics: process consulting, organizational mission, sustainable vision, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, corporate mission statements, society for process consulting, Organizational development

Data damaged: with apologies to the Apostle Paul

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 10, 2020 2:51:42 PM

Inspired by so many angry and data-laden posts, op-eds and talking heads, I borrowed from Paul's essay on love to get my thoughts on paper. the photos are linked to related videos. If I may, I'd urge you to experience this fully, and not just read it quickly.

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Topics: process consulting, Process consultation and design, informal communication, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, leadership and communication, business communication, society for process consulting, process chaplaincy, crisis communication

It's normal for the house to be falling down

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 4, 2020 8:32:45 AM

If leaders can (re)learn any one thing from Pandemic Time, it is that the proverbial house is always falling down. Leaders are foolish to step back and say “There, that’s done,” or “Whew! That’s over!”

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Topics: process design, process consulting, executive coaching, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, executive develpment, strategic mapping, Resiliency, Think first

Zoom or trauma?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 26, 2020 7:31:42 AM
Yes, getting "Zoomed out”  is a thing.
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Topics: adaptive change, executive coaching, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership, executive develpment, Effective Leadership, COVID-19

Muscles old and new

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 20, 2020 11:36:28 AM
H ave you followed the emergence of protests at state capitols this past week?  Have you been tempted to join in?  
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Topics: process design, process consulting, Management Assumptions, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, business planning, Effective Leadership, COVID-19, multi-scenario planning

Multi-scenario Planning: not just in emergencies

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 25, 2020 9:43:00 AM

Special Announcement:  a FAST TRACK version of Process Consulting Training.    (see more below). 

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Topics: process consulting, Process Consultation, Process consultation and design, strategic planning, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, organizational strategy, lon swartzentruber, society for process consulting, strategic mapping, multi-scenario planning

Jubilee! Opportunity is knocking

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 19, 2020 1:26:44 PM
It is well established that the sooner we:
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Topics: process consulting, Process consultation and design, Convene, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, society for process consulting

Elephant Man

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 5, 2020 12:22:00 PM

Excerpted from Walking Beside My Dying Wife, a curated blog developed by Mark L. Vincent.

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Topics: organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, deep transformation, personal leadership, executive develpment, leadership excellence, executive leadership training

Opportunities/Challenges: Calculating the Value

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM
A growing number of CEOs participate in some form of round-table discussion. Some are half days each month, some whole days, some far less frequent. Some tie to specific industry groups, or perhaps they are an appendage of the Chamber of Commerce or local community college business center. Several of my Design Group International colleagues are privileged to be Executive Chairs for round tables like these. For example,I run one that draws across greater Milwaukee. Phil Bergey has launched one in Lancaster, PA.
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Topics: process consulting, Financial Leadership, organizational development muse, Convene, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, behavioral economics, steward leadership, organizational problem solving, organizational decision making, Executive peer-based advising, long term decision making, society for process consulting

An executive leader development scaffolding

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 9, 2020 6:20:00 AM

Recent months have brought abundant conversation on how next-generation executive leaders might be developed within an organization — especially in a healthy company that is straining its capacity. Conventional wisdom says that developing from within best continues a strong company’s momentum, and that hiring externally best redirects a company that has lost its way. In either scenario, the ability to develop and position executive leaders becomes especially important!

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive leadership training, executive vocation

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