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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

You Can Care!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jun 24, 2019 11:27:21 AM
The woman I’m fortunate to call my wife went for a walk with me in a city that lies along a lakeshore. We came across this quote from Abraham Lincoln in a speech to the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society before being elected president.
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Topics: Mission and vision, Vision and mission, deep transformation, leadership paradigm, executive education, Executive Development, leadership excellence, executive leadership training, executive communication, leadership communication, leadership formation, spirituality and business, leadership wisdom, personal branding, relationship capital, executive learning, executive vocation, forward-thinking realized, business success, organizational story, leadership legacy, corporate culture, leadership transition, identifying adaptive change, board engagement, Company Founder, business, reflections, stakeholder engagement, leadership, coaching

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

Legacy trumps history

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 11, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Adapted from the previous Design Group International publication The Appriser in 2010.

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Topics: Process consultation and design, leadership succession, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, business success, leadership legacy

Notes on a Resource: The Objective Leader

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 17, 2015 7:11:00 AM

The Objective Leader

How To Leverage The Power Of Seeing Things As They Are

Publishing Information: by Elizabeth R. Thornton, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, business success

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