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Farther Along

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM
We  recently presented this chart  as a model of the Three Turns of Executive Leadership:
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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, executive leadership development

Getting familiar with Maestro-level leaders

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 6, 2021 6:39:00 AM

A year ago I stood on my porch in Idaho and made a video announcing an initiative for Maestro-level leaders. 

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Topics: process consulting, leadership succession, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson, stewardship of a successor, executive leadership development

Fire, Wind and Time

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 29, 2021 11:15:00 AM
The following is a sample opening consecration used in a cohort meeting of Maestro-level leaders:
 
 
Three questions are put to the great leader Ezra in the apocryphal book of 2 Esdras:
  1. What does a fire weigh?
  2. Can a blast of wind be measured?
  3. Can we bring back a day that is past?
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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Mission and vision, executive transitions, succession planning, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast

Integrating more of the body

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 22, 2021 7:48:00 AM

 

I  feel   sense time fleeting more than ever

 
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Topics: process consulting, Process consultation and design, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive leadership training, society for process consulting, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, executive leadership development

Informal -- Formal

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


Long ago, my graduate work focused on ways of creating agreement and forward action between groups needing to work together. That work became a dissertation that launched what has become a long career in organizational and executive leadership development. One important insight regarding this kind of organized discernment showed up in the formal and informal processes that happen.

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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Artisan, Artist, Maestro, informal, formal, discernment methods, soft power

Is General Motors an example of building for Future Value?

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


Short answer?  It appears so.

Mary Barra, the CEO, is leading GM as it seeks to fulfill a promise to make only electric vehicles by 2035. I don't know her but have been doing some background research and enjoyed her interview on the Freakonomics podcast.

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Topics: leadership succession, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Future Value, GM, General Motors, Mary Barra, Future Generation

Returning to Roots

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Twenty-six years ago, five denominational bodies came together to work on common definitions of what it means to earn and use money faithfully. I was recruited to run this project, which brought me two gifts I can never repay:

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Topics: leadership succession, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, society for process consulting, Community of Practice, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Future Value, Divergence

Episode 17: Career Long Executive Leadership Development

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: Design Group International, leadership legacy, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Tami Heim, CLA, Christian Leadership Alliance, Consciously incompetent, Unconsciously competent

Jeff Immelt's New Book: It's Personal!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM


My fingers repeatedly hovered over my keyboard and I repeatedly walked away before starting this blog post. Why could I not get started when I had so many thoughts on this ? Finally, I stopped pacing, breathed, and asked myself what was going on my body. I quickly realized  that  this was personal. I am not merely sharing information or perspective on succession. This is not what needs to be known but what needs to be cared about.

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Topics: leadership succession, Design Group International, business success, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Jeff Immelt, stewardship of a successor

Generation Upon Generation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM


Have you heard it said that the Boomer generation will consume three generations of wealth?

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Topics: Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Generations of Wealth, Building the Future

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