The Organizational Development Muse

Misunderstood = Opportunity

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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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The Steward Leader and the Challenge of Nontraditional Funding

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

The following is a presentation made this past week at the Christian Leadership Alliance's Conference in Dallas, TX. It was part of a summit on Steward Leadership. Portions of what you will find below include input from summit participants.

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Topics: process consulting, fiscal responsibility, board development, denominations, Stewardship Development, stewardism, associational systems, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Fiscal Health, steward leadership, Executive Development, Five Stewardship Confusions

Further thoughts on The Golden Rule and Franchising

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

I recently wrote about the Golden Rule and Franchising. A student at Capella University noticed the post in one of the school's LinkedIn pages and wrote a comment.

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Topics: franchising, Process consultation and design, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational systems

The Golden Rule and Franchising

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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Topics: process consulting, franchising, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational problem solving, organizational development resources

But franchising seemed so simple!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Many folks who get started in some sort of associational arrangement, be it a franchise, chartering a club with a national organization, establishing a congregation connected to a denomination, or simply licensing some intellectual property, do so thinking that pooling resources makes sense.

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Topics: process consulting, franchising, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational problem solving

Getting to third with the triple bottom line

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

In all likelihood you are part of an associational system in some aspect of your life.

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Topics: process consulting, franchising, denominations, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International

Associational systems angst

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Associational systems include any organization made up of multiple partners bringing personnel, product/service and money together to make the institution they create. Trade associations, religious denominations and franchised operations serve as examples.

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Topics: process design, process consulting, franchising, organizational development consulting, associational systems, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design

Post-denominationalism: part deux

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

 

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Topics: organizational development consulting, denominations, postdenominationalism, associational systems, nondenominational, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design