The Organizational Development Muse

Opening up the organizational can: Organizational design should continue to evolve

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Truth be told, even after several decades of Silicon Valley leading the way, and an incredible amount of research demonstrating the power of teams and an empowered work force, the majority of organizations are stuck in the authoritarian model of old (especially manufacturing), or even more stuck in the hyper-democratic models that tried to offer a correction in the last half of the 20th century (especially charities and denominational bodies).

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Organizational Governance, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, organizational systems, open vs. closed organizational systems

An excerpt from the e-book "The Selfless Leader"

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

(From the chapter "The Self-Aware Leader," as written by Mark L. Vincent)

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Topics: process consulting, Scott Rodin, organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, the selfless leader, selfless leadership,, self-aware leader

There is nothing like a sales presentation to deepen my commitment to process consulting

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

My wife and I are long-time and happy time-share owners. We use them for recreation and business. We use them as a way to gather friends and colleagues. We use them as a way to slow down our pace, and amazingly, to increase our productivity (but only when we aren't outside having fun).

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, process vs. product, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, sales pipeline, process vs. sales

What is a platform? Yes, organizational development professionals need one!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

What is a platform? Why do organizational development professionals need one?

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, organizational development consulting, organizational development firm, consultant platform, organizational development platform

What are the factors in personal design?

Posted by Walter Sawatzky

....third of three in a series on turning job frustration into vocational clarity
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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, Design Group International, walter sawatzky,, executive vocation,, customized coaching, personal vocation

“Work”, “True Calling”, “Vocation” and “Personal Design”…?

Posted by Walter Sawatzky

....Second in a series on turning job frustration into vocational clarity
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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, Design Group International, walter sawatzky,, executive vocation,, customized coaching, personal vocation

Turning job frustration into vocational clarity.

Posted by Walter Sawatzky

Your Personal Design Provides the Shape of Your True Calling. 

....first in a series

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, Design Group International, walter sawatzky,, executive vocation,, customized coaching

Rut or Groove? a simple image for organizational and leadership development

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, leadership development, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, organizational groove,, rut or groove,

The first 90 Days ain't just when you start, they are whenever you change.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

I'm finally reading  Michael Watkins' The First 90 Days in book form. I'd read a couple of summary articles previously. Two stand out items have already gripped me. They gripped me enough to send them to my Convene Team members earlier today.  Here are those insights--reflecting how deeply the concrete gets set in the first three months of any new hire, any new position, and any major organizational change:

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, leadership succession, Convene, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, continuous learning

Successful Succession: continuous organizational leadership

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

This post, first published several years ago has been updated....

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Topics: organizational development consulting, leadership succession, succession, contextual leaders, King David, ending well, Joshua, leadership arts, King Solomon, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational life cycle