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Principles for reasoned conversation. Can such an organizational leader be found?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 7, 2014 6:00:00 AM

There seems no escape from the deep divides between urban/rural, republican/democrat, left/right and the radically different orientations they take with further fracturing issues such as immigration, gender identity, public education, and health care. Even more, the most articulate about their positions demand loyalty, supress reasoned discourse, discourage further learning and expect any additional evidence to support their pre-determined positions.

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Topics: process design, Art of Agreement, Organizational Leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational communication, group process

Notes on a Resource: Hilton Grand Vacations

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 9, 2014 6:30:00 AM

Hilton Grand Vacations

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

Notes on a Resource: Bits & Pieces

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 2, 2014 7:17:26 AM

Bits & Pieces

Motivation and Inspiration

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

Purposeful Organizational Communication: no more signup sheets!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 3, 2014 5:30:00 AM

Frustration over slow and low response when signup sheets are posted is a common conversation among work teams, management, and volunteer managers. And still, it remains the go-to method.  Running into a brick wall and hoping to break through anyone?

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Topics: organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational communication

Organizational Communication: Modulating the Message

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jan 29, 2014 5:30:00 AM

When you emphasize varying words in the same sentence you get varied meaning. Perhaps you've done this excercise below or played it as a party game.

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational communication

Getting information right! A skill steward leaders need.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 4, 2012 6:30:00 AM

Sitting presidents and presidential candidates are notorious for confidently stating erroneous and discredited information that press secretaries must clarify later. To a degree this is understandable because of the unwithering and relentless public scrutiny they receive. Any mistake is going to be caught, magnified, caricatured and published. Still, it is a lesson to any organizational leader that they need to be in command of their facts and to offer the front seat to the people who know what they do not.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational learning, organizational development consulting, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational communication, steward leadership

Blurring the lines of organizational communication

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Sep 5, 2010 2:19:00 PM

Formal and informal communication are needed in every organization.

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Topics: organizational development consulting, Organizational Leadership, blurred communication, formal communication, informal communication, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design, organizational communication, leadership and communication

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