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Episode 28: Our first year!

Posted by Kristin Evenson on Aug 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: stewardship, leadership succession, board of directors, Design Group International, steward leadership, leadership legacy, Managing Change, leadership transition, succession planning, board engagement, change, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Artisan, Artist, Maestro, Future Value, stewardship of a successor, Future Generation, leadership culture

Stewardism

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 26, 2021 9:16:00 AM

This blog post, originally published in 2009 and now updated in light of yet again another devastating earthquake in Haiti, is as relevant as ever.

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Gary Moore, widely known for his writings on faith and economics, once pointed out that the ancient Greeks are the forerunners of modern socialism, the ancient Romans the forerunners of conservative capitalism, and Judaism is the forerunner of what he calls Stewardism, the idea that God owns everything and we manage on God’s behalf.

How do you think about these matters? In the middle of all the economic debates over bailouts, stimulus packages, cap and trade, and nationalized health care, it seems people are much more Greek or Roman in their understandings rather than Jewish. This Jewish notion that I work on God’s behalf carries over to those of us who take Christianity seriously. Read the opening chapters of Acts and you quickly discover that the early church is not into private enterprise, nor against it. Instead, it is into using what it has to care for the least of these.

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Topics: stewardship, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, creating a culture of generosity, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, The Third Turn Podcast, Kristin Evenson

Episode 27: Maestro-level Leaders as Steward Leaders

Posted by Kristin Evenson on Aug 17, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: stewardship, leadership succession, board of directors, Design Group International, steward leadership, leadership legacy, Managing Change, leadership transition, succession planning, board engagement, change, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Maestro, Future Value, stewardship of a successor, Future Generation, leadership culture

Episode 21: Work & Meaning

Posted by Kristin Evenson on May 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: stewardship, Design Group International, Ownership, leadership legacy, Transforming Influence, Maestro-level Leaders, The Third Turn, Future Generation, leadership culture, work & meaning, good, true, beautiful

Generosity Education: 3 measurements of effectiveness

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Dec 19, 2012 6:01:00 AM

Generosity Education: 3 measurements of effectiveness

Design Group International spends a lot of time with organizations that want to raise financial support. To distinguish between firms like ours a key question is often asked by potential clients: How do we know you are effective? Because of our standing in the industry we are also asked the same question as educators: How can we know that a potential consulting firm is effective?

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, stewardship, Stewardship Development, stewardship education, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, generosity

A steward leader is more than a servant leader

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 27, 2012 5:19:00 AM

In Kent Wilson's 2010 doctoral research for the University of Aberdeen on what makes for a steward leader in nonprofit organizations, a good number of the CEO's he surveyed identified steward leadership as not much different than servant leadership. 

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Topics: process design, process consulting, nonprofit leadership, servant leadership, leadership basics, becoming a steward leader, organizational development consulting, stewardship, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, steward leadership

The ecumenical network of capital campaign consultants

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Dec 10, 2010 2:57:00 PM

 

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Topics: stewardship, organizational process, capital campaigns, denominations, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership

Musings: fundraising or raising funds?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 9, 2010 11:27:00 AM

Our organizational development firm, Design Group International, lives at the intersection where businesses, non-profits and religious organizations find common ground. The beautiful thing about an intersection is one can then see what is held in common, as well as point of origin and destination–however different they may be.

One area of difference is the raising of funds.

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Topics: organizational development consulting, organizational mission, organizational purpose, religious organizations, stewardship, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, Fundraising, steward leadership

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