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Discernment, decision rules and fragmentation: frustration for organizational leaders

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 5, 2014 7:00:00 AM

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

Organizational development consulting: we might turn you down.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Nov 2, 2011 8:39:00 AM
We might turn you down. 
We are not persnickety. We do not like to tell someone no. Still, there are times "No" is the right response.

We find it easier to say no if we are clear that helping an organization succeed is the result we seek rather than getting an organization's money.

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, emell vee, organizational process, philip c bergey, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design, organizational systems, who what when where why how

The Steward Leader embraces transformation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Aug 27, 2011 12:04:00 PM

Here is what I conclude transformation is not:

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Topics: process design, pervasive change, organizational process, Mark L. Vincent, Whorled Viewz, organizational design, steward leadership

The ecumenical network of capital campaign consultants

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Dec 10, 2010 2:57:00 PM

 

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Topics: stewardship, organizational process, capital campaigns, denominations, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership

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