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Consulting and The Informed Choice By Mark L. Vincent

Discover the Power in Process Consulting In recent years the work of Ed Schein began to distinguish between the expertise and knowledge often plied as the trade of consulting, and the more iterative method of bringing curiosity and co-creating the needed work with the Client.  What is now known as the field of Process Consulting…

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Maestro-Level Leaders Launch By Mark L. Vincent

It is Maestro-Level Leader Cohort Launch Week for CLA! This week Maestro-level leaders and Christian Leadership Alliance launch a cohort of accomplished executives in the Third Turn of the leadership. This cohort experience has been a long time in development, and we couldn’t be more excited. Future Focus Maestro-level leaders who are facing into the future and…

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Practice Keeping It Simple By Mark L. Vincent

YES, You Can Keep It Simple Simple living can be a significant challenge for a leader. Whether you are a Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director or even 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…

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An Advent Reflection By Mark L. Vincent

An Advent Reflection for Steward Leaders The acts of worship in which we engage during Advent are also ways we remember. But what exactly are we remembering? Remembering Lorie White tulips were Lorie’s favorite flower. We had hundreds of long-stemmed ones at her standing-room-only memorial service that people could take home in her memory. She’s…

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Unraveling Generosity By Mark L. Vincent

Unraveling Generosity and Creating a Manifesto to Redefine It We are now at least two generations into unraveling generosity as an anchoring cornerstone of Western Culture. For years, research surveys showed that people who attended synagogue, mosque, or church every week were the last bastion of generosity as a life practice. Even this is in rapid decline…

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Future Value and the Nonprofit Leader By Mark L. Vincent

Have you considered the future value you bring as a nonprofit leader? If you are a nonprofit leader who intends the organization to continue beyond your steward leadership, you must solve for future value. And yet, the idea of future value seems somehow tinged for many nonprofit leaders. Some seem to feel that a focus…

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Know How You Process Information By Mark L. Vincent

Understand how you and others process information so you can live wide-awake! I’ve found it a worthwhile pursuit to learn how people process information, how they respond, and how they use or do not use that information to grow in wisdom. Learning style insights are being applied across many disciplines, and most especially among those…

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Relationships and Covenant By Mark L. Vincent

A Reflection on the Importance of Relationships and Covenant The family, colleague, and client relationships in which I am immersed reflect a whole kaleidoscope of backgrounds, personalities, convictions, and skills. I live in holy covenant with these people I love, pledged to support, encourage, think, and share in the ups and downs.  Sometimes this is…

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3 Phrases that Mark Lifelong Learning By Mark L. Vincent

  Lifelong Learning – Three Steward Leader Phrases There are often phrases that best defines the ideals and concepts we know to be true. In this post we look at the three phrases that capture the lifelong learning journey of a a steward leader. In a forthcoming episode of the Third Turn Podcast, my co-host…

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Time Orientation By Mark L. Vincent

Time Orientation – A Steward Leader Reflection Time orientation is one of those surprises that creeps up when groups have decisions to make and find that although they seem to be having the same conversation, they are not. Case in point: An instruction manual needs to be developed for a new consumer/client product. Can’t you just hear…

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