Blog

The VALUE of a great invitation – super blog from Chris Corrigan

My friend and colleague Chris Corrigan from Canada has proposed an excellent model for thinking about how we use the power of invitation.  He offers five...

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The Kgotla – group decision making in Africa

I recently returned from the ‘Solution Focused Safari’ conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a marvellous event, the first large-scale international SF meeting there, with...

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Use a Visitors’ Book at your trainings or workshops – better than feedback forms!

I was contacted by Paut Kromkamp, a Dutch colleague, last week.  Paut is a keen follower of Host Leadership ideas, and had started with the idea...

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Encouraging people to create their own space helps productivity

I’m a big fan of economist and writer Tim Harford’s work.  Tim has a column every week in the Financial Times as the ‘undercover economist’ and...

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Acting WITH people: Host Leadership and Restorative Practices

I was contacted recently by Sonia Mayor, who was interested to combine host leadership ideas with her work in the area of restorative practice.  I wasn’t...

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News

Watch Mark’s keynote on host leadership at StretchCon 2016

I was very privileged to be invited to give a keynote at the prestigious StretchCon conference in Budapest last week.  The event was excellent and I...

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Expanding, growing, building… Host Leadership Gathering 2016 report

September 2016 saw leaders and leadership developers from around the world congregating in London for the very first Host Leadership Gathering.  What emerged from the three...

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New review of Host book from Ashridge Executive Education

Our book Host has another review – this time from Kevin Barham of Ashridge Executive Education, one of the leading business schools internationally and now a...

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Host Leadership for school principals – new article online

The Australian teaching magazine Principia – published by the Queensland Secondary Principal’s Assocation  – has published a feature about host leadership.  The article, by Nick Burnett...

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The first International Host Leadership conference is coming! London 14-16 September 2016

The first international Host Leadership conference is coming!  We’re very excited to announce that there will events in London from 14-16 September 2016. The broad outline is:...

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The Diary of a Host Leader