Topics: process consulting, Process consultation and design, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive leadership training, society for process consulting, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, executive leadership development
Inspired by so many angry and data-laden posts, op-eds and talking heads, I borrowed from Paul's essay on love to get my thoughts on paper. the photos are linked to related videos. If I may, I'd urge you to experience this fully, and not just read it quickly.
Topics: process consulting, Process consultation and design, informal communication, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, leadership and communication, business communication, society for process consulting, process chaplaincy, crisis communication
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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
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.
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
In the brief span of my lifetime, the term “career” has evolved from meaning something respectably akin to “lifelong vocation” to now designating a temporary choice college-age adults make to satisfy their guidance counselors and parents. Granted, that is a slight exaggeration but stay with me!
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, their “Numbers Guy”, Carl Bialik asked: “Do Americans really go through careers like they do cars or refrigerators?” He goes on to say based on his research that much of what we hear points to growing job instability and increased autonomy of workers. Among the most-repeated claims is that the average U.S. worker will have many careers—seven is the most widely cited number—in his or her lifetime.
Over the last fiteen years I've slowly been reading vol 1 of the now 6 volumes of The Fundamentalism Project. While academics take the most joy in reading ponderous volumes with extensive bibliographies, esteemed historian Martin Marty's essay at the back is the one every organizational leader should read--especially those who head global enterprise.
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