Blog

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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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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News

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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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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The Diary of a Host Leader