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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Frame, then shhhh.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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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Notes on a Resource: The Tao of Twitter

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

The Tao of Twitter

Publishing Information: by Mark Schaefer, McGraw-Hill, 2012

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, business communication

Notes on a Resource: HP Envy X2

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

HP Envy X2

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Notes on a Resource: Necessary Endings

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Necessary Endings

The employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward

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Notes on a Resource: To Wit

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

To Wit

 A sense of humor - A mandatory tool of management

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Notes on a Resource: CloudMagic

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

CloudMagic

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Notes on a Resource: Bits & Pieces

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Bits & Pieces

Motivation and Inspiration

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