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.
The Organizational Development Muse
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, Executive Development
We often provide resource reviews on Fridays, but this week we announce one where our CEO - Mark L. Vincent -- participated in its making.
The employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward
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
A version of this blog post is currently running at http://www.convenenow.com/living-wide-awake-life/
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
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.
Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, leadership development, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, organizational groove, rut or groove
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