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Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 9, 2015 7:30:00 AM

We all grow tired of phrases. In addition to the way overused "sit back and relax and enjoy the flight," one I would like to retire is "a heartbeat away from the presidency."  With grave respect for the ways in which people pass away may I suggest the following alternatives?

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Topics: organizational development consulting, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership

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

Notes on a Resource: HP Envy X2

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

HP Envy X2

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, business communication

Notes on a Resource: Necessary Endings

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 30, 2015 5:30:00 AM

Necessary Endings

The employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Executive Development, executive case studies, business communication

Notes on a Resource: To Wit

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 2, 2015 6:00:00 AM

To Wit

 A sense of humor - A mandatory tool of management

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, business communication, leadership humor

Leadership Fable: wise owl meets young buck

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Dec 12, 2014 6:30:00 AM

...and young buck gets wiser.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, executive leadership, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive education, leadership development methods, executive case studies

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

Notes on a Resource: The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Oct 31, 2014 9:07:03 AM

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, misfits, and World Dominators

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, entrepreneurship, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource

There is nothing like a sales presentation to deepen my commitment to process consulting

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Oct 29, 2014 9:25:12 AM

My wife and I are long-time and happy time-share owners. We use them for recreation and business. We use them as a way to gather friends and colleagues. We use them as a way to slow down our pace, and amazingly, to increase our productivity (but only when we aren't outside having fun).

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, process vs. product, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, sales pipeline, process vs. sales

Notes on a Resource: Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Oct 17, 2014 5:30:00 AM

Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Mobile Computing, Mobile Communication

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