The Organizational Development Muse

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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Topics: process capacity, corporate culture, society for process consulting, strategic planning process, Managing Change, leadership legacy, Leadership courage, the selfless leader, selfless leadership,, organizaional development, forward-thinking realized, executive vocation,, organizational groove,, executive learning, relationship capital, organisational development, decluttering the company, leadership wisdom, group process, group discernment, long term decision making,, business meetings, nonprofit planning, executive team meetings, business communication, leadership formation, executive communication, leadership communication, executive leader development, executive leadership training, leadership excellence,, Executive Development, Leading meetings, Change Management, organizational development consultant, formal communication, informal communication, organizational development muse, organizational knot, secrets of productivity, mark vincent, Design Group International, Mark L. Vincent

Do you have 5 years of patience?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

A question I frequently ask CEOs is whether the ownership/board and C-Suite executives have five years of patience.
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Topics: leading organizational change, Organizational Transformation, Design Group International, Mark L. Vincent, executive learning, executive leadership, Change Management, identifying adaptive change, process design, process chaplaincy

Process vs Product revisited

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

For some time now we’ve been making a distinction between Process and Product when it comes to consulting:

  • Product diagnoses and tells. Process listens and helps.
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Topics: identifying adaptive change, society for process consulting, consulting as a process, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, process vs. product, process consulting, process vs. sales

A simpler path to innovation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

 
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Topics: corporate culture, steward leadership, executive learning, Design Group International, Mark L. Vincent, Innovation, professional development, TeschGlobal, Tesch Global

Management/Leadership Distinction

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

How does one lead without micromanaging, most especially when there is such high risk of liability/failure/ethical compromise?  What distinction can be drawn, really, between that of Management and Leadership, when it comes to function?

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Topics: society for process consulting, Executive peer-based advising, executive leader development, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Process Consultation, leadership communication

Scapegoating

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Recent work with a client led to developing these thoughts on the act of scapegoating. 

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Topics: society for process consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Change Management, pervasive change, adaptive change, social change, group process, process consulting, Process Consultation

A new and better builder generation?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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: nonprofits, organizational development process, strategic planning process, relationship building, nonprofit, nonprofit leadership, Change and Transiton, Millennials and manufacturing, millennials in the workforce, client-centeredness, Design Group International, Mark L. Vincent, group discernment, consulting as a process, Process consultation and design, it begins with design

One-page planning

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

 
 
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: one-page planning, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive peer-based advising, Organizational Leadersehip, organizational development, strategic planning methods, wheel forward or spiral downward

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: Design Group International, Mark L. Vincent, associational systems, Christian Leadership Alliance, Executive Development, steward leader, Five Stewardship Confusions,, Stewardship Development, process consulting, Foundations of resource raising, denominational funding, stewardism, Fiscal Health, fiscal responsibility, board development

The Steward Leader Needs Deep Community

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Over the years, we've turned, repeatedly, to the subject of Steward Leadership, especially as articulated in Scott Rodin's book on the Steward Leader.  I've been privileged to support this work through some writing contributions to other titles:

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Topics: stewardism, steward leader, it begins with design, Design Group International, Matthew Thomas, Mark L. Vincent, process consulting, organizational development muse, David Van Winkle