The Organizational Development Muse

Notes on a Resource: Blink-the power of thinking without thinking

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Blink: the power of thinking without thinking

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development, Malcolm Gladwell, leadership development, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Leadership intuition

Notes on a Resource: Promote Yourself-The New Rules for Career Success

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Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development, leadership development, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, personal branding

Arianna Huffington learned to "Thrive." Can CEOs learn this lesson sooner?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

BizTimes Milwaukee recently reviewed Arianna Huffington's book Thrivewhere she recounts her story of learning to balance life better after nearly working herself to death in building her business.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, steward leaders, Organizational Leadership, stewardism, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive case studies, leadership wisdom

Giving the Design Group International CEO talk

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Today begins the 2014 annual conference for Design Group International. For the past couple of years I've given a state of the company presentation. As a result, we time the release of this blog post until after that session is over. We wouldn't want to give anything away!

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Topics: process consulting, Process consultation and design, organizational development firm, executive leadership, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International

Notes on a Resource: EveryThink

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

EveryThink

Manufacturer Information: EveryThink Ltd.

Subject area(s): Planner/Organizer

Type of resource: Mobile computing

----Ratings (1-5)*----

Thought leadership = 4. Finally, a virtual planner that comes close to the paper DayTimer no-one has previously been able to duplicate on a mobile computing platform. The connections to Google Drive, EverNote and DropBox are powerful tools. But perhaps the best feature is the ability to see ToDos and calendar on the same screen. The $6.99 price isn't bad either! It is available for multiple mobile computing environments. What is missing is a version for one's computer.

Accessibility of the material = 4. Perhaps it is because so much attention was given to the GUI when using the app that it is somewhat complicated to get to the settings and make adjustments. The larger the screen on one's smartphone makes it easier to. The real material the user wants, however, is the material they put into their organizer. Accessing that works wonderfully.

Mix of theory and practice = 5. Count me an early adopter and aggravated user of many apps and software packages, looking to duplicate the functionality and tactile benefit of my previous DayTimer, while also able to synch with my office and across multiple pieces of equipment. Yes, I want it all when it comes to the managing the intersection of time and information. This is the best I've seen, and I haven't yet reached the limits of what it can do for the way I live and work.

Look and feel = 3. I would like a little more personalization of color, font and overall environment to suit. Then how it looks and feels would be my own fault.

Engagement of the audience = 2. I didn't find the advertising or marketing information particularly engaging. What hooked me was the description of how it worked. And perhaps I fit the profile of their optimum customer. However, after working with this in both iPad and iPhone envrionments I find that most anyone who wants to organize some level of time, information and activity would find EveryThink a great tool that could take one more thing out of their bag and into their smartphone.

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How we construct our ratings 
1= Not registering
2= Present
3= Effective
4= Commendable
5= Outstanding

--mark l vincent

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Topics: executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Mobile Computing, everythink

Notes on a Resource: Eleven Rings-the soul of success

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Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

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

Notes on a Resource: CloudMagic

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CloudMagic

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

Notes on a Resource: The Good Listener

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The Good Listener

Compassionate . Caring . Healing . Respectful . Loving . Patient . Attentive . Empathizing

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development, executive coaching, leadership development, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Peer-based advising, James E Sullivan

Notes on a Resource: CEO Logic - How to Think and Act Like a Chief Executive

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CEO Logic

How to Think and Act Like a Chief Executive

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development, leadership development, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Peer-based advising

Notes on a Resource: Hilton Grand Vacations

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Hilton Grand Vacations

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development, executive leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational communication, notes on a resource, Human resources, business meetings, nonprofit planning, employee incentive,