Are you "vulnerageous"? art of hosting leadership making meaning makingadifference stories from the journey transformation Apr 26, 2024

I've just returned to Ohio from Guelph, a small city (sometimes called "The Royal City") just outside Toronto in Canada. If you've never heard of it, you're not alone, although that also means you don't know about "Guelphiness" or that it is both an agricultural and an innovation hub. 

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Can we really make peace together? art of hosting flow game learning edge makes me think makingadifference musing people in practice stories from the journey work of the heart Apr 24, 2024

They say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. I've also learned that if the inquiry is sincere, the opportunity arises...

Since the beginning of the year I have been journeying with the question: "What is life helping me see about my journey into eldership and...

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Using story to move from "best kept secret" to well-known leader art of hosting collective story harvest crafting stories making meaning Dec 03, 2023
How do you move from "best kept secret" to "sanctuary for life open to the world"?
 
This is the question Kufunda Village in Zimbabwe is asking itself on the eve of its 21st birthday celebrations. I'm here in capacity of Harvester with the assignment to capture the essence of this special...
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Staying grounded during chaos art of hosting collective story harvest stories from the journey story activist Nov 05, 2023

I've been quiet for some time now, just cooking on my last journey and reflecting on the state of our world. There are two stories that stick with me from my very brief week in Istanbul. They reflect two lenses on what is happening and how we can host it.

The first is a moment in our ...

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What does "practice" mean to you? art of hosting people in practice practice Aug 02, 2023

Do you ever feel you speak a different language to other people? And I'm not talking about all the flavours of English out there (which believe me, are wide and varied, the idioms will get you every time!).

Two words I use a lot are PRACTICE and PRACTITIONER. I often hear crickets when I mention...

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You're invited to Slovenia! art of hosting learning edge people in practice practice Jul 01, 2023
I'm SO looking forward to our time together in Slovenia this August. I take this as a time when I can refresh, restore and get inspired by my hosting practice mates.
 
It is rejuvenating to spend time with others who care about conversations that matter and how to build capacity to host...
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Is it really like riding a bike? art of hosting learning edge practice Jun 20, 2023

On Monday I celebrated my birthday in Tisvilde, a small town I like very much on the Northern coast of Denmark. At the intersection of forest and ocean there's a stillness and a slowness that feels like a blessing.

Last night I sat on a rock talking with a friend on Facetime, showing...

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The art of leading together art of hosting leadership learning edge May 28, 2023

One of the great joys of my work is the opportunity to peek behind the scenes in organisations and teams to help them find their courageous stories and host them to life.

I spent all last week in Malmö, Sweden alongside a team hosting a team into being through what we called "The Art of...

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Art of Hosting goes online -- for 17 hours! art of hosting Mar 18, 2023

What an amazing time we had at the AoH Practitioners Gathering on March 18!
 
It was an amazing 17 hour odyssey on Zoom, with people from all over the world contributing, learning and participating. THANK YOU for joining of us, those of you who did it with us!

We loved hearing back from many...

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What is your work REALLY about? art of hosting future story makes me think Aug 25, 2022

I’ve just spent a very quiet time on the beach next to the sea in northern Denmark, and also together with my old friends and mates Toke Moeller and Monica Níssen.

We’ve known each other now for almost 15 years. It’s been time enough to be in a deep and focused...

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What we can learn from trees about stories art of hosting makingadifference people in practice Aug 20, 2022

Last week at the Art of Hosting Practitioner's Gathering in Slovenia we talked a lot about what it takes to host others in their conversations that matter during turbulent times.

In the end, it doesn't matter if you have the most sophisticated tools in the world. These days, people are...

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Learning from stories of self hosting art of hosting collective story harvest stories from the journey Aug 18, 2022

I spent all of last week at the Art of Hosting Practitioners Gathering. We called it "Homecoming" for many reasons. Not the least of these was that it was time to find our way back together again after so many years of solo time and online meetings.

I like the idea of "roomies" and...

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