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Deepened appreciation for common sense

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 16, 2021 6:45:00 AM
The ancient book of  2 Esdras  has a saying I like:
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Topics: Process consultation and design, Mark L. Vincent, organizational problem solving, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson, Executive Thinking

Theranos and first principles

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 9, 2021 8:41:00 AM

One drop of blood serving as a means to many medical test results was revealed as little more than a modern form of alchemy. 

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Topics: process consulting, Process Consultation, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, ethical leadership, business ethics, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Brave and safe places for women executives

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 2, 2021 7:43:00 AM

I was fascinated when deeply experienced women executives from differing careers and separate places began gathering cohorts of accomplished women leaders.  Was this a thing?

Here is a conversation with three such leaders that is worth your consideration and passing along to women leaders you know who would benefit from deeper connection.

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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive peer-based advising, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Kristin Evenson, executive leadership development, Dawn Yoder Graber, Deanna Rolffs

Stewardism

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 26, 2021 9:16:00 AM

This blog post, originally published in 2009 and now updated in light of yet again another devastating earthquake in Haiti, is as relevant as ever.

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Gary Moore, widely known for his writings on faith and economics, once pointed out that the ancient Greeks are the forerunners of modern socialism, the ancient Romans the forerunners of conservative capitalism, and Judaism is the forerunner of what he calls Stewardism, the idea that God owns everything and we manage on God’s behalf.

How do you think about these matters? In the middle of all the economic debates over bailouts, stimulus packages, cap and trade, and nationalized health care, it seems people are much more Greek or Roman in their understandings rather than Jewish. This Jewish notion that I work on God’s behalf carries over to those of us who take Christianity seriously. Read the opening chapters of Acts and you quickly discover that the early church is not into private enterprise, nor against it. Instead, it is into using what it has to care for the least of these.

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Topics: stewardship, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, creating a culture of generosity, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Dead and doesn’t know it

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 12, 2021 7:15:00 AM
If the definition of vampires, zombies and mummies are that they are dead and don't know it, then we are surrounded by these monsters. Vampire institutions. Zombie organizations. Mummified businesses. 
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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational development resources, organizational development process, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Disintegration of Gender

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 5, 2021 6:15:00 AM
Disintegration: the process of something becoming weaker or being destroyed by breaking into smaller parts or pieces
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Topics: process consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Future Value, Kristin Evenson, emotional intelligence, Building the Future

A Need to be needed

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 29, 2021 7:15:00 AM

This blog post is an illustration of amplification! 

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Topics: process consulting, leadership succession, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive develpment, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Contentment: the fruit of renewal.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 22, 2021 10:23:00 AM

A notice from the Economist that the largest category of religious identification is nothing in particular combines with phrases I heard recently while traveling.

  • Work comes first!
  • I postponed vacations for five years.
  • No, I do not want to switch seats so I can sit next to my husband.

So much for pandemic-driven togetherness and a re-examination toward kindness and  life-balancing priorities! So much for renewed confidence that the larger community in which we live intends to serve the flourishing of the world for our grandchildren's grandchildren rather than the expedient moment! As a needed antidote I pulled and updated a sermon I preached in Eau Claire, Wisconsin some years ago....

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Topics: Suffering, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

One year later....

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 15, 2021 8:15:00 AM

It’s now a year since we launched Maestro-level leaders.

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Topics: leadership succession, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive develpment, Executive peer-based advising, succession planning, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Becoming a discernmentarian: a little more humility please

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 8, 2021 7:28:00 AM

I’ve had enough clients in the middle of farm country to be able to feel farmers feeling spring.

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Topics: organizational development consulting, unknown unknowns, unknown knowns, church decision making, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design, group process, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn Podcast

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