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Jack Bogle - a long-sighted examplar

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 4, 2019 11:44:00 AM
My previous reflection on long-sight generated a number of responses. Some of you who responded spoke of inspiration. Others of you pointed out that long-sightedness pushes a person beyond moral relativism toward something they understand as eternal wisdom or truth, at the very least reflecting a solid, ethical center.
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Topics: strategic planning, leadership coaching, business, deep dive

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

Culture Eats Strategy

Posted by Matthew Thomas on Jul 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM

By Ron Mahurin, Senior Consultant

This post originally appeared here.

(Yet Strategy – and Process – Still Matter)

There is some debate as to whether the late Peter Drucker actually ever said: “culture will eat strategy for breakfast, every time.” The phrase does not appear in any of the 35+ books he wrote. In any case, the phrase has become an oft-cited expression in the organizational change literature.

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Topics: process consulting

Business and the NFL

Posted by Randal Dick, Ph.D. on May 24, 2018 11:05:00 AM
By Dr. Randal Dick, Guest Author. Reprinted by permission. Original article here.

With uncertainty and disruption being the new norm in business while planning horizons are getting shorter, business is starting to look like the typical situation on any given Sunday in the NFL. Winning football teams tend to be those most successful at managing the constant barrage of disruptors and the unforeseen. In this article, I’m suggesting that football understands how to succeed in spite of disruption in a way that makes just as dramatic a difference when applied in a business or nonprofit.

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Topics: business success

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

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