Blog

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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Host Leadership, jazz and freedom: Mark McKergow talks to Andrew Paine on Lush Player

Check out this excellent interview with Mark McKergow online – listen and enjoy. “Sun Ra, the jazz composer, bandleader, poet and philosopher is the starting point...

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A tip for the Gatekeeper: “We don’t do that here”

One of the six ‘roles of engagement’ in Host Leadership is the Gatekeeper – the negotiator of boundaries and the welcomer at the door.  Very often...

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Host Leadership and Solutions Focus

As many of you will know, Mark McKergow (the co-author of Host) is also a global expert and pioneer in using Solution Focused (SF) ideas with...

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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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News

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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Bulgarian edition of Host is published

The Bulgarian language edition of Host is now out.  Published by Istok-Zapad, it goes under the Bulgarian title of ‘Гостоприемно лидерство’, or (literally) Hospitable Leadership.  The...

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Join Mark for Reinventing Organisations, Sofia, Bulgaria – 22-23 November 2017

Come and join Mark McKergow for an action-packed conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mark will be leading a half-day session about using host leadership ideas to engage...

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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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The Diary of a Host Leader