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

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

A leader's lament

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

 

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Topics: executive leadership, Convene, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, leadership clarity, Executive Development, executive communication, executive case studies, leader's lament

Loving leaders into their steward vocation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

My family story is one of holding our household together through my wife's long battle with leiomyosarcoma. Eighteen occurrences in sixteen years is a lot for anyone. We've made it this far, raising our children and now enjoying being grandparents, while building Design Group International, completing research projects related to graduate education, and finding ways to enjoy life, however constricted it might feel.

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Topics: process design, process consulting, becoming a steward leader, executive coaching, stewardship based leadership, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership, leiomyosarcoma, Executive Development, Peer-based advising, peer-based executive teams, Executive peer-based advising

Decision Making Speed of the Executive Leader

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

In the online classes I teach on executive leadership, we often discuss paradoxes leaders must embrace. One such paradox is that the decision-making speed demanded of executive leaders is both fast and slow.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, Executive Development

"The Selfless Leader" is released this week.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

We often provide resource reviews on Fridays, but this week we announce one where our CEO - Mark L. Vincent -- participated in its making.

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Topics: stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, selfless leadership

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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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Executive Development, executive case studies, business communication

Organizational Leaders: Living a wide-awake life

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

A version of this blog post is currently running at http://www.convenenow.com/living-wide-awake-life/

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, action-reflection, leadership and communication, The Tao of Action-Reflection, organizational wisdom, Executive Development, executive case studies

Rut or Groove? a simple image for organizational and leadership development

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

If you search the web for images of "rut" or "groove" you get pretty much the same set of photos.  Look more closely and you will see a few different images in the results.  Where they differ is that "rut" tends to produce more photos of desert tire tracks and "groove" tends to gather images of vinyl records and people dancing.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, leadership development, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, organizational groove, rut or groove

CEO time & task management: writing the don't do list

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Let us admit that the temptation in the cartoon at right is faced by executive leaders everywhere!

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Topics: process design, Art of Agreement, executive leadership, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational wisdom, organizational decision making, Executive Development, Executive peer-based advising