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The Bildung Rose

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, corporate culture, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, VUCA, SWOT Analysis, Bildung, Bildung Rose, Lene Rachel Andersen

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

Opportunities/Challenges: Calculating the Value

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM
A growing number of CEOs participate in some form of round-table discussion. Some are half days each month, some whole days, some far less frequent. Some tie to specific industry groups, or perhaps they are an appendage of the Chamber of Commerce or local community college business center. Several of my Design Group International colleagues are privileged to be Executive Chairs for round tables like these. For example,I run one that draws across greater Milwaukee. Phil Bergey has launched one in Lancaster, PA.
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Topics: process consulting, Financial Leadership, organizational development muse, Convene, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, behavioral economics, steward leadership, organizational problem solving, organizational decision making, Executive peer-based advising, long term decision making, society for process consulting

Managing Polarities: the basics

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jun 15, 2016 6:30:00 AM
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Topics: process consulting, the art of agreement, organizational development consulting, leadership arts, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, group process, executive learning, polarity management

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

Discernment, decision rules and fragmentation: frustration for organizational leaders

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 5, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Anyone who leads any type of association where membership/stockholder/board member votes are in play can sympathize with the dilemma faced by leaders of the tiny Gulf States Conference of Mennonite Church USA. You can read the account of their recent losing-and-yet-winning vote here.

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Topics: process consulting, discernmentarian, Art of Agreement, Process consultation and design, organizational development consulting, organizational process, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, group process

CEO time & task management: writing the don't do list

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 14, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Let us admit that the temptation in the cartoon at right is faced by executive leaders everywhere!

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Topics: process design, Art of Agreement, executive leadership, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational wisdom, organizational decision making, Executive Development, Executive peer-based advising

Baseline Questions: helping you with organizational development and steward leadership

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 3, 2014 6:30:00 AM

In the December issue of Depth Perceptionwe published a set of baseline questions that are more helpful than the self-centered ones we are more likely to ask when faced with problems to solve, people to manage, and opportunities to embrace.

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Topics: process design, Process Consultation, becoming a steward leader, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, steward leadership, organizational decision making, Depth Perception

Honey! We've discovered organizational clarity!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 19, 2011 11:40:00 AM

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Topics: organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational clarity, organizational problem solving, organizational decision making, leadership clarity

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