Host leadership during the London riots

First post for a while here, we’ve been busy moving our offices and home to London over the past few months, Interest in the host leadership metaphor continues to grow, and I am hoping to be posting more news here soon.

One of the aspects of host leadership about which I speak is that during a crisis, it’s the host’s role to step forwards and intervene in the interests of the guests. There was a very striking example of this during the recents riots/disturbances in London – where restaurant chefs and staff at the Ledbury restaurant in Notting Hill defended their customers with whatever was to hand! More details at

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