The Organizational Development Muse Blog

The blog archives of Dr. Mark L. Vincent

Subscribe to the Design Group blog

Loving leaders into their steward vocation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 18, 2015 6:00:00 AM

My family story is one of holding our household together through my wife's long battle with leiomyosarcoma. Eighteen occurrences in sixteen years is a lot for anyone. We've made it this far, raising our children and now enjoying being grandparents, while building Design Group International, completing research projects related to graduate education, and finding ways to enjoy life, however constricted it might feel.

Read More →

Topics: process design, process consulting, becoming a steward leader, executive coaching, stewardship based leadership, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership, leiomyosarcoma, Executive Development, Peer-based advising, peer-based executive teams, Executive peer-based advising

CEO time & task management: writing the don't do list

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 14, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Let us admit that the temptation in the cartoon at right is faced by executive leaders everywhere!

Read More →

Topics: process design, Art of Agreement, executive leadership, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational wisdom, organizational decision making, Executive Development, Executive peer-based advising

Simple Living CEO Style

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jun 2, 2014 6:10:00 AM

Whether you are a Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director or interim CEO, you are responsible for the whole of the organization. Nobody else shares the responsibility for the complexity of the whole at the level you do, Even if you are fortunate enough to have a team member who demonstrates potential to perceive the complexity of the whole, they are not responsible for it. Their job does not depend on it. Organizational performance does not ultimately point to them with the intensity that it points to you.

Read More →

Topics: process consulting, nonprofit leadership, executive leadership, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, interim executive services, peer-based executive teams

CEO peer-based advising -- engaging the curiosity drive

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on May 21, 2014 6:30:00 AM

In the executive leader peer-based advising teams I chair, the hardest work is to keep us curious. A CEO's working day is too often conversation after conversation of needing to provide perspective without really being able to listen. CEOs get into telling mode too quickly because of the constant press to move on to the next item.

Read More →

Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive coaching, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, CEO peer-based advising,

Notes on a Resource: Tales from the Top

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 25, 2014 7:19:00 AM

Tales From the Top

The Human Factor in Top Management: How CEOs Act & React

Read More →

Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development consulting, executive leadership, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Peer-based advising, executive case studies

The value proposition of executive peer-based advising.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 16, 2014 5:30:00 AM

I was privileged today to work with Kent Wilson (pictured at right) in preparing a new and expanded group of Leader2Leader facilitators--providing executive peer-based advising for nonprofit and ministry leaders.

Read More →

Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, Peer-based advising, CEO peer-based advising,

Insights from CEO peer-based advising

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Apr 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM

I'm writing this blog post as I finish my preparations for the next Convene Team meeting I will Chair.

Read More →

Topics: organizational development consulting, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, CEO peer-based advising,

An endorsement for executive peer-based advising

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 31, 2014 5:30:00 AM

 

Read More →

Topics: process consulting, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational development resources, Peer-based advising, executive training, executive leadership training

3 Critical Components of Leadership Development

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 19, 2014 6:00:00 AM

The following repost of Dr. Kent R. Wilson's blog provides insight into why we have partnered to establish a Leader2Leader team in Milwaukee. This material was originally posted in the Christian Leadership Alliance blog, the sponsor of Leader2Leader.

Read More →

Topics: process consulting, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, leadership development, peer-based consulting teams, Design Group International, Executive Development, Peer-based advising

Why we are stepping deeply into peer-based consulting teams

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Jul 24, 2013 6:00:00 AM


Design Group International holds its annual conference next week. This year we return to Columbus Ohio for a couple of days of mutual learning, a lot of laughter, and the advent of some new administrative tools that are of particular benefit to people for whom organizational development consulting is a vocation.

Read More →

Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International

Posts by Tag

See all

Looking for something that isn't here? Check out our current blog posts.