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Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

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Why Talk = Why Connect

Over the years, “Hobbit Tools” has been one of the teachings I most enjoy offering with participants. I love it for it’s simplicity.

A piece that I love to add is something called, “Why Talk?” It gets to some of the most basic premises that underlay participative leadership.

A particular piece that I loved in teaching… Continue reading

Deep Bay

From the Bowen Island Lodge, looking out across Deep Bay.

I’m grateful for places that inspire this hosting work.

Venue matters. A horizon to expand in to matters.


Design — Bowen Island AoH 2017

I think the first Art of Hosting on Bowen Island was in 2003. It’s impressive and delightful that 14 years later, we are still hosting here.

The design is always customized. Bowen Island is a place where our hosting team brings many of our edges. This landscape map shows some of what it will look like this year.

Some teaching.… Continue reading

Space and Freedom

Today I’ve returned from six days of hosting. Two of those were with a core team, six of us. Four of those days were with the group of twenty-eight at The Art of Hosting. These were the kind of people and the kind of experiences that alchemically change who I am, and who I feel I am in the group.… Continue reading