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Missing the Handoff

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Momentum can help or harm.
 
If you have made it to a ski slope in this unusual year, you have recently seen that once inertia is overcome, it becomes easier to make a move, keep moving, and build speed. Once we reach speed in any sport (even an optimal speed), however, care must be given against the hazards of pell-mell, which causes us to fall over skis, spin out on curves, trip over balls, slip on gravel, or tear muscles.
 
Many of us have seen this lived out metaphorically in the intersection where we grow the capacity of the executive leader and the organization they serve.
 
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Topics: executive coaching, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, restraint, momentum

The Grateful Penitent

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM
 
Through the many years of developing this Community of Practice, we call Design Group International , I have been a member of the clergy. Because of that, I'm often asked if I expect people to be Christian in order to work with me, especially when speaking with people about my Executive Advising practice.
 
I hear a different question just as often: why reference spirituality at all, especially Christian spirituality? The assumption is that someone might be offended.
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Topics: executive coaching, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, spirituality and business, Community of Practice, Grateful Penitent

It's normal for the house to be falling down

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 4, 2020 8:32:45 AM

If leaders can (re)learn any one thing from Pandemic Time, it is that the proverbial house is always falling down. Leaders are foolish to step back and say “There, that’s done,” or “Whew! That’s over!”

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Topics: process design, process consulting, executive coaching, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, executive develpment, strategic mapping, Resiliency, Think first

Zoom or trauma?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 26, 2020 7:31:42 AM
Yes, getting "Zoomed out”  is a thing.
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Topics: adaptive change, executive coaching, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership, executive develpment, Effective Leadership, COVID-19

Respite and Renewed Focus

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 5, 2015 6:00:00 AM

My postings to this blog have been minimal in 2015, and almost nothing since the summer began.

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Topics: process consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, deep transformation, CEO peer-based advising,, peer-based executive teams, Executive peer-based advising, executive learning

Loving leaders into their steward vocation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 18, 2015 6:00:00 AM

My family story is one of holding our household together through my wife's long battle with leiomyosarcoma. Eighteen occurrences in sixteen years is a lot for anyone. We've made it this far, raising our children and now enjoying being grandparents, while building Design Group International, completing research projects related to graduate education, and finding ways to enjoy life, however constricted it might feel.

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Topics: process design, process consulting, becoming a steward leader, executive coaching, stewardship based leadership, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership, leiomyosarcoma, Executive Development, Peer-based advising, peer-based executive teams, Executive peer-based advising

Decision Making Speed of the Executive Leader

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 13, 2015 8:53:00 AM

In the online classes I teach on executive leadership, we often discuss paradoxes leaders must embrace. One such paradox is that the decision-making speed demanded of executive leaders is both fast and slow.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, Executive Development

An organizational leader's sphere of influence: further up and further back

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 5, 2015 8:28:52 AM

A recent interaction with some executive leadership students thinking with me in sessions I'm privileged to facilitate with Christian Leadership Alliance provoked the following thoughts:

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership, organizational decision making, long term decision making

Notes on a Resource: Necessary Endings

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 30, 2015 5:30:00 AM

Necessary Endings

The employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Executive Development, executive case studies, business communication

Notes on a Resource: To Wit

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 2, 2015 6:00:00 AM

To Wit

 A sense of humor - A mandatory tool of management

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

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