The Third Turn

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Farther Along

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM
We  recently presented this chart  as a model of the Three Turns of Executive Leadership:
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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, executive leadership development

Getting familiar with Maestro-level leaders

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 6, 2021 6:39:00 AM

A year ago I stood on my porch in Idaho and made a video announcing an initiative for Maestro-level leaders. 

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

Fire, Wind and Time

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 29, 2021 11:15:00 AM
The following is a sample opening consecration used in a cohort meeting of Maestro-level leaders:
 
 
Three questions are put to the great leader Ezra in the apocryphal book of 2 Esdras:
  1. What does a fire weigh?
  2. Can a blast of wind be measured?
  3. Can we bring back a day that is past?
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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Mission and vision, executive transitions, succession planning, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast

Integrating more of the body

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 22, 2021 7:48:00 AM

 

I  feel   sense time fleeting more than ever

 
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Topics: process consulting, Process consultation and design, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive leadership training, society for process consulting, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, executive leadership development

Informal -- Formal

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM


Long ago, my graduate work focused on ways of creating agreement and forward action between groups needing to work together. That work became a dissertation that launched what has become a long career in organizational and executive leadership development. One important insight regarding this kind of organized discernment showed up in the formal and informal processes that happen.

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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Artisan, Artist, Maestro, informal, formal, discernment methods, soft power

Is General Motors an example of building for Future Value?

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


Short answer?  It appears so.

Mary Barra, the CEO, is leading GM as it seeks to fulfill a promise to make only electric vehicles by 2035. I don't know her but have been doing some background research and enjoyed her interview on the Freakonomics podcast.

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Topics: leadership succession, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Future Value, GM, General Motors, Mary Barra, Future Generation

Returning to Roots

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Twenty-six years ago, five denominational bodies came together to work on common definitions of what it means to earn and use money faithfully. I was recruited to run this project, which brought me two gifts I can never repay:

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Topics: leadership succession, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, society for process consulting, Community of Practice, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Future Value, Divergence

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

The Third Turn Leader and Charitable Giving: Conversation with Kate Frillmann

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM
 
 
In the upcoming Episode 15 of the Third Turn Podcast, we talk with Kate Frillmann, a colleague and Senior Consultant with Design Group International. Our topic: taking a forethought approach to charitable giving as seasoned executive leaders entering Third Turns and taking up the Maestro's baton.  At this time in life,  charitable giving often involves the leader's estate, the capacity to give out of the organization(s) they lead, and the generosity they foster in the work culture - one of the ingredients that makes a company a "great place to work."
 
Kate has helped guide the development of an impressive list of organizations, where she grew her subject matter expertise on major donors and corporate donors. The American Heart Association, Northwestern University, Michigan State University (I'm sensing a Big 10 theme here!), Hope College, D.A. Blodgett-St. John's, and the Van Andel Institute are all on this list.  
 
Kate walks us through the development of charitable intent and behaviors as executive leadership capacity grows. She has graciously agreed to share more of her thoughts in an upcoming Third Turn blog post. Enjoy!
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Topics: Charitable Giving, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Giving, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, company culture, donors

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