The Third Turn

Written by Dr. Mark L. Vincent & Kristin Evenson
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Boogie down!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 20, 2021 5:56:00 AM

What follows comes from the weekly "Maestro-level letter," a letter sent each week to Maestro-level leader cohort participants and my Executive Advising clients. 

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Topics: process consulting, Process Consultation, wheel forward or spiral downward, leadership model, leadership failure, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, The Tao of Action-Reflection, steward leadership, Developing Leaders, Executive Development, society for process consulting, Effective Leadership, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Your Executive Team is a Community of Practice

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 11, 2021 9:00:00 AM

A successful Third Turn of executive leadership identifies and begins to extract future value in preparation for succession. Maestro-level leaders cannot do this by themselves. Their Senior Executive Team and the Board get in on the effort as the executive's supporting Community of Practice (COP).

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Topics: executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Community of Practice, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Imagination, Alignment, Etienne Wenger, Engagement

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

Time, Money, and Associational Systems

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM
 
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Topics: associational systems, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, time and money, organizational alignment

Episode 11 -- Third Turn Podcast Recap

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 5, 2021 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: leadership succession, executive leadership, CEO, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn Podcast, Mike Tenpas, company culture, company growth

A Bit About Logos

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM
 
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Topics: executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Artisan, Artist, Maestro, Vetruvian Man, Titan Atlas

Peer-based advising. Should you take a pass?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 31, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Why do executive leaders take a pass on peer-based advising?
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Topics: executive leadership, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational leaders, Peer-based advising, CEO peer-based advising,

Leaders drive organizational culture: reflections above the Mediterranean

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 25, 2015 8:00:02 AM

The shoreline of the Mediterranean sea can be seen from the right side of the jet I’m riding in as I write this. It is beautiful, even from this height.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, leadership arts, executive leadership, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International

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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