The Organizational Development Muse

Leaders drive organizational culture: reflections above the Mediterranean

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

The shoreline of the Mediterranean sea can be seen from the right side of the jet I’m riding in as I write this. It is beautiful, even from this height.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development firm, leadership arts, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive leader development

Thank you Sepp Blatter - putting succession front and center

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Outcomes  magazine from Christian Leadership Alliance just published an article of mine on the importance of succession. With Sepp Blatter's FIFA (non)resignation, the timing could not have been better for putting this issue that confounds so many leaders front, center and global.
In Blatter's case, we are being the shown how to make all the succession mistakes, compounding one upon another, and being lived in front of the planet in vivid 24 hour ever-evolving news cycles.
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Topics: process consulting, organizational development firm, leadership succession, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive leadership development,, ethical leadership, executive case studies, business ethics

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

Organizational Leadership and Reflective Conversation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

We all grow tired of phrases. In addition to the way overused "sit back and relax and enjoy the flight," one I would like to retire is "a heartbeat away from the presidency."  With grave respect for the ways in which people pass away may I suggest the following alternatives?

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Topics: organizational development firm, heartbeat away from the presidency, journalism, negative politics, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership

Leadership Fable: wise owl meets young buck

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

...and young buck gets wiser.

by mark l vincent

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development firm, executive coaching, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, executive education, leadership development methods,, executive leadership development,, executive case studies

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

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

Celebrating a lady: 30 years with Lorie Vincent

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Celebrating a lady: 25 30 years with Lorie Vincent

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Topics: organizational development firm, Lorie L. Vincent, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, leiomyosarcoma

When the Executive Leader comes into their own

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Here is a recent exchange with my class I'm currently teaching for CLA's Online Academy regarding executive leadership (FYI - the next round of classes are about to start!). It is brief but I thought it worthy of a larger audience.

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Topics: organizational development firm, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Process Consuting, executive leader development

Choosing and using your leadership theory

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development firm, Organizational Leadership, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership, leadership theories