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Misunderstood = Opportunity

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 11, 2019 6:26:00 AM
In quiet moments of late, I’ve been recalling moments from my leadership life where my best attempts to communicate were misconstrued or misunderstood. These were not bad faith incidents, although I’ve collected those experiences also. They were of the innocent variety, at least as they began. Once known, however, they threatened significant damage unless they were treated as an opportunity to listen well, make changes where needed, and communicate even more intentionally.
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Topics: strategic planning, leadership coaching, business, deep dive

Jack Bogle - a long-sighted examplar

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 4, 2019 11:44:00 AM
My previous reflection on long-sight generated a number of responses. Some of you who responded spoke of inspiration. Others of you pointed out that long-sightedness pushes a person beyond moral relativism toward something they understand as eternal wisdom or truth, at the very least reflecting a solid, ethical center.
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Topics: strategic planning, leadership coaching, business, deep dive

Long-sight

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 25, 2019 7:22:00 AM
 
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Topics: strategic planning, leadership coaching, deep dive, nonprofit

Frame, then shhhh.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 28, 2019 6:53:00 AM

One of the reasons meetings become such wastes of time and money is that leaders, managers, and meeting facilitators repeatedly fail to frame the context. Another is that leaders and managers dominate the conversation and fail to assume a sincere listening posture.

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Topics: strategic planning, leadership coaching, business, deep dive, nonprofit

A new and better builder generation?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 2, 2018 2:30:00 PM

The generation that built our super highways, university campuses, and hospital complexes also populated and built many church houses, along with large educational wings, church camps, private school and numerous global mission and relief agencies.

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Topics: strategic planning, business, nonprofit

One-page planning

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 24, 2017 3:15:50 PM
 
 
We would like to invite all interested persons to the 2018 Stewardship Summit
23-25 January 2018 -- near Memphis, TN. 

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A recent privilege to work with an organization trying to move their strategic efforts forward resulted in the following note when we sent them the tightly distilled, one-page version of their plan (excerpted and adapted to the purposes of this blog post):

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Topics: strategic planning, leadership coaching

Introducing: wheel forward or spiral downward

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 24, 2012 6:30:00 AM

Wheel forward or spiral downward

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Topics: Process consultation and design, kim stezala, stezala consulting, wheel forward or spiral downward, organizational development consulting, strategic planning, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International

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