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Multi-scenario Planning: not just in emergencies

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 25, 2020 9:43:00 AM

Special Announcement:  a FAST TRACK version of Process Consulting Training.    (see more below). 

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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

Elephant Man

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 5, 2020 12:22:00 PM

Excerpted from Walking Beside My Dying Wife, a curated blog developed by Mark L. Vincent.

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Topics: organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, deep transformation, personal leadership, executive develpment, leadership excellence, executive leadership training

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

An executive leader development scaffolding

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 9, 2020 6:20:00 AM

Recent months have brought abundant conversation on how next-generation executive leaders might be developed within an organization — especially in a healthy company that is straining its capacity. Conventional wisdom says that developing from within best continues a strong company’s momentum, and that hiring externally best redirects a company that has lost its way. In either scenario, the ability to develop and position executive leaders becomes especially important!

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive leadership training, executive vocation

Traumatic Interference

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 27, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Trauma interferes with our ability to manage conflict.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, church conflict, society for process consulting, process chaplaincy, conflict management

homogeneity, schomogeneity

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Early in the pastoring part of my career we studied the homogeneity principle—essentially that like attracts like. Folks with similar incomes, education, experience, ethnicity, and interests will be naturally drawn to each other. The more homogeneity, the more they congeal.

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Topics: homogeneity, stewardship based leadership, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, creating a culture of generosity, expansiveness

Process AND Product

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 13, 2020 6:55:37 AM
My recent experience at the athletic shoe store was flabbergasting.
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Topics: process consulting, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, process vs. sales, society for process consulting

Understand your future value...

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 29, 2019 12:36:12 PM

 

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Topics: process consulting, Process Consultation, Value Proposition, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, CEO peer-based advising,, peer-based executive teams

Lead from where you ARE

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 18, 2019 8:50:00 AM

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Topics: organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, leadership communication, leadership formation, organizational love, spirituality and business, long term decision making, leadership wisdom, vocation vs career, career vs vocation, capacity building, personal clarity, selfless leadership, self-aware leader, millennials in the workforce, organizational development process, higher education, leading organizational change, faith-based community, Transforming Influence, Effective Leadership, Krysta DeBoer

Price Fixing

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 24, 2019 2:43:25 PM

It is baked into the DNA of Design Group International that our consultants price our work as a fixed price, tying the price to a client’s objectives. The client needs to be focused on building their organization, not on whether costs are exceeding what they budgeted!

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, mark vincent, Communicating about money, decluttering the company, consultant platform, process vs. sales, organizational development process, clear measurement, business, nonprofit, fundraising and campaign consulting

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