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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

Thank you Sepp Blatter - putting succession front and center

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jun 8, 2015 5:30:00 AM
Outcomes  magazine from Christian Leadership Alliance just published an article of mine on the importance of succession. With Sepp Blatter's FIFA (non)resignation, the timing could not have been better for putting this issue that confounds so many leaders front, center and global.
In Blatter's case, we are being the shown how to make all the succession mistakes, compounding one upon another, and being lived in front of the planet in vivid 24 hour ever-evolving news cycles.
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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, leadership succession, executive leadership, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, ethical leadership, executive case studies, business ethics

The first 90 Days ain't just when you start, they are whenever you change.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 16, 2014 7:00:00 AM

I'm finally reading  Michael Watkins' The First 90 Days in book form. I'd read a couple of summary articles previously. Two stand out items have already gripped me. They gripped me enough to send them to my Convene Team members earlier today.  Here are those insights--reflecting how deeply the concrete gets set in the first three months of any new hire, any new position, and any major organizational change:

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, leadership succession, Convene, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, continuous learning

Successful Succession: continuous organizational leadership

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 13, 2014 6:30:00 AM

This post, first published several years ago has been updated....

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Topics: organizational development consulting, leadership succession, ending well, leadership arts, stewardism, contextual leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational life cycle, succession planning

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