The Organizational Development Muse

Loving leaders into their steward vocation

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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.

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Topics: process design, process consulting, becoming a steward leader, steward leader, executive coaching, Uterine metastatic leiomyosarcoma, stewardship based leadership, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, steward leadership, leiomyosarcoma, Leader to Leader, Executive Development, Leader2Leader, 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

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

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

Simple Living CEO Style

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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.

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Topics: process consulting, nonprofit executive leadership, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Leader2Leader, executive leadership development,, Convene Teams,, interim ceo,, peer-based executive teams

CEO peer-based advising -- engaging the curiosity drive

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, executive coaching, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, Leader2Leader, CEO peer-based advising,, Convene Teams,

Notes on a Resource: Tales from the Top

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Tales From the Top

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

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development, executive leadership, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, notes on a resource, Leader2Leader, Peer-based advising, Convene Teams,, executive case studies, Simon Ramo, L2L Teams

The value proposition of executive peer-based advising.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development firm, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Executive Development, Leader2Leader, Peer-based advising, CEO peer-based advising,, Convene Teams,

Insights from CEO peer-based advising

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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

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

An endorsement for executive peer-based advising

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

 

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Topics: process consulting, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational development resources,, Leader2Leader, Peer-based advising, executive training, executive leadership training

3 Critical Components of Leadership Development

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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.

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Topics: process consulting, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, leadership development, peer-based consulting teams, Design Group International, Executive Development, Leader2Leader, Peer-based advising

Why we are stepping deeply into peer-based consulting teams

Posted by Mark L. Vincent


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.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, L2L, Convene, peer-based consulting teams, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International