Blog

“Be like water” – flowing as a host leader

A recent article from Dr Colm Foster, Director of Executive Education at the Irish Management Institute, sets out the idea that, particularly in a fast-moving VUCA...

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Host Leadership – responding to the unexpected

In a fast-moving world, leaders need to become skilled improvisers.  That’s the message from Robert Poynton, associate fellow at Oxford’s Said Business School.  In a recent...

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An invitation to celebrate: Host Leadership in Australian schools

New South Wales Director of Public Schools Maria Serafim is a keen exponent of both host leadership and solution-focused approaches. She has been inviting school principals...

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‘In The Gallery’ all the time – lessons from a master host

Part of our model of leading as a host is the idea of four positions – In the spotlight, With the guests, In the gallery and...

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A great invitation – from nearly 2000 years ago!

Christmas time is always a time for parties and gatherings, and so it’s also a great time to practice your inviting skills.  Jenny and I spent...

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News

Host Leadership Gathering update – lots of great topics and people!

Plans for our 2018 Host Leadership Gathering on 28-29 May 2018 are firming up.  Some of the workshops and topics on the agenda include: Rolf Katzenberger...

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Host Leadership Gathering 2018 – Paris, 28-29 May! Tickets available now

Wonderful news from us here at Host Leadership.  Plans are coming together for our next Gathering, which will be in Paris, France on 28-29 May 2018. ...

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From Heroic to ‘collective and collaborative’ leadership – new Henley report

Peter Hawkins, one of the most experienced and respected voices on the leadership and transformation scene in the UK, has just published a new research report...

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NEW! Host Leadership introduction video

We’re delighted to have a new video to share, featuring Mark McKergow himself introducing the concept of host leadership through three leadership metaphors – hero, servant...

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2017 – the year ‘soft power’ went missing?

As we look back on world developments in 2017, I wonder whether this will come to be seen as the year that ‘soft power’ went missing. ...

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The Diary of a Host Leader