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Contentment: the fruit of renewal.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 22, 2021 10:23:00 AM

A notice from the Economist that the largest category of religious identification is nothing in particular combines with phrases I heard recently while traveling.

  • Work comes first!
  • I postponed vacations for five years.
  • No, I do not want to switch seats so I can sit next to my husband.

So much for pandemic-driven togetherness and a re-examination toward kindness and  life-balancing priorities! So much for renewed confidence that the larger community in which we live intends to serve the flourishing of the world for our grandchildren's grandchildren rather than the expedient moment! As a needed antidote I pulled and updated a sermon I preached in Eau Claire, Wisconsin some years ago....

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Topics: Suffering, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

One year later....

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 15, 2021 8:15:00 AM

It’s now a year since we launched Maestro-level leaders.

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Topics: leadership succession, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive develpment, Executive peer-based advising, succession planning, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Becoming a discernmentarian: a little more humility please

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 8, 2021 7:28:00 AM

I’ve had enough clients in the middle of farm country to be able to feel farmers feeling spring.

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Topics: organizational development consulting, unknown unknowns, unknown knowns, church decision making, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design, group process, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn Podcast

GREEN energy

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 1, 2021 8:47:14 AM
 
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Topics: process consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Sustainability, The Third Turn Podcast, Future Value, Kristin Evenson, Building the Future

Want, Feel, Think

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jun 24, 2021 9:15:00 AM

I feel think sense time fleeting more than ever.

 
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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, personal clarity, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson, executive leadership development

Shifting a Founder's Life Force

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jun 17, 2021 4:31:00 AM
 
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Topics: process consulting, leadership succession, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, Executive peer-based advising, executive learning, succession planning, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson, stewardship of a successor

More ecosystem, less machine

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jun 10, 2021 1:55:31 PM
The past week found my wife and me in an historic adobe home in the heart of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The walled-in patio was so pleasant and so full of birdsong we spent the better part of the day sitting in the shade reading books rather than seeing farther sights and further sites.
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Topics: process consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, corporate culture, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson, leadership culture

Future Value is the Job

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jun 3, 2021 7:30:00 AM
 
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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, capacity building, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Future Value, Kristin Evenson

Chuck Moyer: Future Value and the Middle Line

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 27, 2021 6:45:00 AM
A true joy in this work comes from gleaning insight from people who are care to make a difference as they help organizations function effectively.  Chuck Moyer is one such person, recently launching a franchise focused on helping to decrease vendor-related expenses that are all too often treated as fixed. In short, helping to improve that elusive mid-line. I spoke with Chuck Moyer about future value and the middle line. 
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Topics: Process consultation and design, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, behavioral economics, Executive Development, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Boogie down!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 20, 2021 5:56:00 AM

What follows comes from the weekly "Maestro-level letter," a letter sent each week to Maestro-level leader cohort participants and my Executive Advising clients. 

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Topics: process consulting, Process Consultation, wheel forward or spiral downward, leadership model, leadership failure, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, The Tao of Action-Reflection, steward leadership, Developing Leaders, Executive Development, society for process consulting, Effective Leadership, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

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