Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational development resources, organizational development process, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson
In the past couple of posts (but fanchising seemed so simple, and getting to third with the triple bottom line ) I've paid attention to the problems of leading in an associational system, where multiple smaller entities work together to create a larger one. The ability to achieve together more rapidly and at a reduced cost makes associating an extremely attractive option as one builds an organization. And yet, more often than not, the association is formed and then governed out of a self-centered mutuality that it is as a set of partners in a jointly owned enterprise of the whole.
In short, the participants in the association--whether franchisor or franchisee--advocate for decisions and strategies that benefit their individual bottom line rather than appreciate what it means for the bottom line of their partners, or for all of them together as a united whole. They function as an owner of "my business" rather than as an owner of "our business." I'd add here that this pespective often grows when an individual player cares more for the immediate time horizon instead of seeking long-term value creation of the whole.
Topics: process consulting, franchising, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational problem solving, organizational development resources
This week--most like any other week--was filled with figuring it out.
I was with a ministry CEO last week who hoped to see a greater degree of voluntarism in his organization. He was asked if he had a volunteer time budget and that was a new concept to him--to actually quantify the likely number of volunteer hours currently available to him and then how they were being allocated in support of the organization's mission. Those in conversation with him encouraged him to strategically optimize the volunteer hours currently available so that there would be more integrity and realism in the appeals for new volunteers.
Topics: process consulting, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational development resources, Peer-based advising, executive training, executive leadership training
In a recent workshop with Lutheran church leaders from the Chicago area on leadership development, we emphasized the following:
Topics: process consulting, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, leadership development, Design Group International, organizational development resources, Executive Development, leadership development methods
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