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Long-sight

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 25, 2019 7:22:00 AM
 
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Topics: strategic planning, leadership coaching, deep dive, nonprofit

Frame, then shhhh.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 28, 2019 6:53:00 AM

One of the reasons meetings become such wastes of time and money is that leaders, managers, and meeting facilitators repeatedly fail to frame the context. Another is that leaders and managers dominate the conversation and fail to assume a sincere listening posture.

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Topics: strategic planning, leadership coaching, business, deep dive, nonprofit

Do you have 5 years of patience?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 2, 2019 3:09:00 PM
A question I frequently ask CEOs is whether the ownership/board and C-Suite executives have five years of patience.
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Topics: leadership coaching, business

Process vs Product revisited

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 13, 2018 4:43:09 PM

For some time now we’ve been making a distinction between Process and Product when it comes to consulting:

  • Product diagnoses and tells. Process listens and helps.
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Topics: deep dive

A simpler path to innovation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Oct 4, 2018 8:36:55 AM
 
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Topics: leadership coaching, business

Management/Leadership Distinction

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 12, 2018 7:20:00 AM

How does one lead without micromanaging, most especially when there is such high risk of liability/failure/ethical compromise?  What distinction can be drawn, really, between that of Management and Leadership, when it comes to function?

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Topics: leadership coaching, business, deep dive

Scapegoating

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 29, 2018 2:29:00 PM

Recent work with a client led to developing these thoughts on the act of scapegoating. 

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Topics: deep dive

Iteration

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 26, 2018 6:12:00 AM

Design Group International is committed to learning and helping rather than selling and telling. Our starting point is asking questions of the client rather than urging a product or service upon them.

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Topics: reflections

A new and better builder generation?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 2, 2018 2:30:00 PM

The generation that built our super highways, university campuses, and hospital complexes also populated and built many church houses, along with large educational wings, church camps, private school and numerous global mission and relief agencies.

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Topics: strategic planning, business, nonprofit

One-page planning

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 24, 2017 3:15:50 PM
 
 
We would like to invite all interested persons to the 2018 Stewardship Summit
23-25 January 2018 -- near Memphis, TN. 

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A recent privilege to work with an organization trying to move their strategic efforts forward resulted in the following note when we sent them the tightly distilled, one-page version of their plan (excerpted and adapted to the purposes of this blog post):

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Topics: strategic planning, leadership coaching

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