The Organizational Development Muse

Managing Polarities: the basics

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, the art of agreement, leadership arts, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, group process, group discernment, executive learning, polarity management

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 firm, executive coaching, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, Executive Development

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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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, steward leader, executive coaching, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, executive leader development, long term decision making,

Discernment, decision rules and fragmentation: frustration for organizational leaders

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Anyone who leads any type of association where membership/stockholder/board member votes are in play can sympathize with the dilemma faced by leaders of the tiny Gulf States Conference of Mennonite Church USA. You can read the account of their recent losing-and-yet-winning vote here.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, discernmentarian, Art of Agreement, Process consultation and design, organizational process, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, group discernment

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, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational wisdom, organizational decision making, Executive Development, executive leader development, Executive peer-based advising

Baseline Questions: helping you with organizational development and steward leadership

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

In the December issue of Depth Perceptionwe published a set of baseline questions that are more helpful than the self-centered ones we are more likely to ask when faced with problems to solve, people to manage, and opportunities to embrace.

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Topics: process design, Process Consultation, becoming a steward leader, steward leaders, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, steward leadership, organizational decision making, Depth Perception, baseline questions

Honey! We've discovered organizational clarity!

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Topics: organizational development, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational clarity, common discourse, collaboration, organizational problem solving, organizational decision making, leadership clarity