I’ve had enough clients in the middle of farm country to be able to feel farmers feeling spring.
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
Special Announcement: a FAST TRACK version of Process Consulting Training. (see more below).
Topics: process consulting, Process Consultation, Process consultation and design, strategic planning, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, organizational strategy, lon swartzentruber, society for process consulting, strategic mapping, multi-scenario planning
Truth be told, even after several decades of Silicon Valley leading the way, and an incredible amount of research demonstrating the power of teams and an empowered work force, the majority of organizations are stuck in the authoritarian model of old (especially manufacturing), or even more stuck in the hyper-democratic models that tried to offer a correction in the last half of the 20th century (especially charities and denominational bodies).
Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Organizational Governance, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, organizational systems, open vs. closed organizational systems
When you encounter all the simple and complex situations that make up your day, choose life. Take the risk to give generously and love unconditionally.
Topics: process design, process consulting, Process consultation and design, organizational development consulting, Organizational Leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, organizational clarity
With present technology and social media, it may seem like people and companies are driven (or forced) to be more transparent. But really. How transparent are you being? How deep are your relationships with your vendors and peers?
Most discussions I hear around consumerism are about finances, time management, or relationships, but I think our lives, not just our livelihood, are at stake when consumerism infiltrates our paradigm.
In the December issue of Depth Perception, we 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.
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
Board members for an enterprise are compensated for their time and expertise. It is an expected cost for oversight. The balance point is to compensate fairly enough to capture a board member's complete attention. Too little and the type of board member you want is not going to be available or interested. Too much and board members become sorely tempted to preserve their board seats for the sake of the money. Establishing policy for how board compensation is determined becomes important. Biogen Idec does it through a board subcommittee. Other companies draw on consultative expertise to establish board compensation that ties to company performance, and not just a wage for time served.
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