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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An organizational leader's sphere of influence: further up and further back

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

A recent interaction with some executive leadership students thinking with me in sessions I'm privileged to facilitate with Christian Leadership Alliance provoked the following thoughts:

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The Art of Agreement: Making Long-Term Decisions

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Decisions always have long and short-term impacts. Short-term effects can easily be addressed, adjusted or rescinded. Long-term not so easily. And not paying attention to them means they stack up and create signficant drag on productivity and organizational culture. Sustained inattention to long-term impacts leads to crisis and the need for intervention, and sometimes even legal proceedings!

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