The Organizational Development Muse

Misunderstood = Opportunity

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

In quiet moments of late, I’ve been recalling moments from my leadership life where my best attempts to communicate were misconstrued or misunderstood. These were not bad faith incidents, although I’ve collected those experiences also. They were of the innocent variety, at least as they began. Once known, however, they threatened significant damage unless they were treated as an opportunity to listen well, make changes where needed, and communicate even more intentionally.
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An excerpt from "The Selfless Leader:" Leading for Others

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Last in a series of excerpts from the recently released e-book The Selfless Leader. Previous excerpts are from Jo Anne Lyon, Mark L. VincentDan Busby Tim Hanifen, Tim Walberg and Scott Rodin. Here is one from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

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Topics: Process Consultation, Scott Rodin, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, selfless leadership, self-aware leader, Leadership courage

An excerpt from "The Selfless Leader:" A tool for selfless leadership

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

We've been featuring excerpts from the recently released e-book The Selfless Leader. Previous excerpts are from Jo Anne Lyon, Mark L. VincentDan Busby Tim Hanifen and Scott Rodin. Here is one from Congressman Tim Walberg

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Topics: Process Consultation, Scott Rodin, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, selfless leadership, self-aware leader, Leadership courage

An excerpt from "The Selfless Leader:" Courage to Live and Lead Selflessly

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

We've been featuring excerpts from the recently released e-book The Selfless Leader. Here is one from Dr. Jo Anne Lyon. Previous excerpts are from Jo Anne Lyon, Mark L. VincentDan Busby and Scott Rodin.

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Topics: Process Consultation, Scott Rodin, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, selfless leadership, self-aware leader, Leadership courage

An excerpt from "The Selfless Leader:" Self-Aware

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

We've been featuring excerpts from the recently released e-book The Selfless Leader. Here is one from Dr. Jo Anne Lyon. Previous excerpts are from Mark L. VincentDan Busby and Scott Rodin.

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Topics: Process Consultation, Scott Rodin, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, selfless leadership, self-aware leader

The Selfless Leader: excerpts from Scott Rodin

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

We've been featuring excerpts from the recently released e-book The Selfless Leader. Here is one from Scott Rodin. Previous excerpts from Mark L. Vincent and Dan Busby.

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Topics: Process Consultation, Scott Rodin, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, selfless leadership, self-aware leader

Dan Busby's thoughts on The Selfless Leader

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

For this and several future posts, we are excerpting the recently released e-book The Selfless Leader. Here are some excerpts from Dan Busby, ECFA President's Chapter. Click here for an excerpt from Mark L. Vincent's contribution.

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Topics: process consulting, executive leadership, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, selfless leadership, self-aware leader

An excerpt from the e-book "The Selfless Leader"

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

(From the chapter "The Self-Aware Leader," as written by Mark L. Vincent)

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Topics: process consulting, Scott Rodin, organizational development consulting, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, selfless leadership, self-aware leader