There’s a new and very high quality video available featuring Host Leadership pioneer Dr Mark McKergow in conversation with Andy Shone of Southpac International and HOPLAB, about how leading as a host can fit very well with the latest developments in in building safety (sometimes called ‘Safety 2’). Mark was in Brisbane, Australia to lead a Host Leadership masterclass, and this 28 minute conversation is a great introduction to hosting as leading and also to the parallels and connections with safety leadership specifically. Take a look!
There are more videos on our Video page – check them out.
We are very excited to announce that the Host Leadership Field Book is published today and available world wide in paperback and Kindle formats. This collection of 30 chapters shows Host Leadership in action all over the world in many settings including business leadership, agile, education, social care, coaching, virtual teams, volunteer organisations, organisational change, conflict resolution, training, community building and leadership development.
The Host Leadership Field Book, edited by Mark McKergow and Pierluigi Pugliese, Foreword by Helen Bailey. Published by Solutions Books on 12 November 2019 in paperback and Kindle formats. ISBN 978-0-9933463-3-0. 276 pages. Paperback £12.99/US$17.
“Puts Host Leadership at the forefront of leadership development approaches, where it deservedly belongs” Paul R. Scheele, PhD. in Leadership & Change, CEO, Scheele Learning Systems, co-founder, Learning Strategies Corporation
“Crystal clear distillations of a key leadership practice suited for our times” Chris Corrigan, global steward, Art of Hosting community of practice
“The key principles of hosting that will help you effectively and quickly build cooperation, trust and results” Dr Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI and NY Times Bestselling Author
We are very excited to announce that the 2020 Host Leadership Gathering will be in Vienna, Austria on 13-15 May 2020. The event will be hosted by our very good friends at SinvollFUHREN. There will be more news and a call for contributions soon. In the meantime, please get the date into your diary!
The latest issue of InterAction (August 2019) contains a great article from Mark McKergow and Dr Peter Rohrig about Peter’s developments to the User’s Guide to the Future model (first described in the Host book) to make it even more useful as a coaching tool. Well worth a read! Check it out here. The article also includes a coaching session, with feedback from the client.
We have had an excellent and very international response to the invitation for the Host Leadership Gathering 2019 in Munich. Alongside the introductory workshop on Thursday 27 June 2019 and the Open Space day on Saturday 29 June 2019, the conference day on Friday 28 June will be packed with interesting topics, presenters, discussions and opportunities. The line-up will include:
Mark McKergow (UK) – Host leadership – the next step steps
Bjørn Z. Ekelund (SWE) – Creating space and processes for families of poverty seeking housing opportunities
Rolf Katzenberger (GER) – Hosting by treating ‘change’ as a guest, alongside the people
Leah Davcheva (BUL) – Can we use Diversity Icebreaker and Host Leadership with teams to mutually enhance their impact?
Jessika Jake (USA) – The V-I-C-T-O-R Model… for the Host with the Most
Pierluigi Pugliese (ITA/GER)- Be a Useful Host
Olga Kiss and Gabriella Peuker (HUN) – Host your team in a relationship retro
Athena Valdovinos (USA) – The Game of Continuous Improvement: From Concrete Jungle to… Well, Concrete
Stephen Josephs (USA): Attentional practices for hosts
The Host Leadership Gathering 2019 is officially on! We invite anyone interested in the future of engaging and participative leadership to join us in Munich, Germany on 27-29 June 2019. The event is focused on learning together, sharing and building the new Host Leadership fieldbook which will be published later in the year. With content from introductory workshops to more advanced sessions and an Open Space, there will be room for contributions and participation of all kinds.
Thursday 27 June 2019: Host Leadership workshop with Pierluigi Pugliese
Friday 28 June 2019: Host Leadership conference
Saturday 29 June 2019: Open Space for Host Leadership Fieldbook.
Workshop proposals – 30 April 2019
Early bird booking deadline: 15 May 2019
Gathering: 27 – 29 June 2019
Full details and booking information are at http://hostleadership.com/host-leadership-gathering-2019/. There are discounts for 2 and 3 day participation. Make sure you get your workshop proposal in early and register by the early bird deadline of 15 May 2019. See you there! Any questions, please contact Mark McKergow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Host co-author Mark McKergow’s TEDx talk about host leadership is online today! Mark was invited to speak at TEDx Kazimierz in Krakow, Poland earlier in the year, and the resulting talk is now online for all to view! In the course of his talk Mark connects with the SOLWorld community and Sunday Assembly, both of which he played a role in developing, as examples of host leadership in action. Watch it, like and share please!
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. Tickets are now available. For more details and to book, head to the Gathering page on this site. To simply book tickets, go to the booking site.
This event will be of great interest and value if you are:
Already using Host Leadership ideas in your work
Wishing to learn about Host Leadership in all kinds of settings
A leadership development professional wishing to learn about these latest ideas
Someone who wants to explore leadership in the context of working with complexity, emergence and uncertainty
Someone who wants to hang out with some very interesting people from around the world and have a great time!
We’re looking forward to meeting you in Paris in May. Fantastique!
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 and host. This intimate presentation was recorded live at a workshop in Helsinki, Finland, and thanks go to Taitoba’s Peter Sundman who both organised the workshop and made the recording. It’s around seven minutes of Mark’s engaging live presentation style – check it out below.