The Organizational Development Muse

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

Organizational development consulting: we might turn you down.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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

The Steward Leader embraces transformation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Here is what I conclude transformation is not:

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Topics: organizational design, steward leader, organizational process, process design, Mark L. Vincent, Whorled Viewz, transformation, romans 12:1, pervasive change

The ecumenical network of capital campaign consultants

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

 

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Topics: stewardship, Design Group International, Mark L. Vincent, steward leader, stewardism, capital campaigns, denominations, Ecumenical Stewardship Center, organiational design, organizational process, steawrdship education