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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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Art of Hosting Stewards

Ria, Donna, Tom Hurley and I have had recently had a wonderful conversation and listening into the center of the hosting the stewardship around the question that was born in the open space session at the AoH on Aoh in Belgium in June.

How can we best host the emergence of the next level of AoH steward and fellowship?

What… Continue reading

Photos, Harvests

November 6-7, 2009 — The Canadian Media Guild
Toronto, Ontario — Presidents Council
Blog Post (Links to Photos and Design at the bottom)

September 25, 2009 — Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community
Salt Lake City, Utah — Sustainability Summit
Harvest Blog Post — Invitation, Photos, Open Space Session Harvest, Landscape Map

September 4, 2009 — Men’s Gathering
Waitakere, New… Continue reading

Deep Dive — 3 Days or a Year of 3 Hours?

Chris Corrigan, Gabriel Shirley, and I were talking this week about the a belief around time that shows up with our clients. Often, when proposing three days together, the response is some version of “we don’t have time for that.” The alternative proposed is usually some shorter time frame, two hours each time over several weeks or months. I loved… Continue reading


Yesterday I was in Seattle, sitting round a table with Juanita Brown, David Isaacs, Tom Hurley, Chris Corrigan, Bob Stilger, Teresa Posakony – what a wonderful group. We were searching for language to offer at a joint open house last night at the Systems Thinking in Action Conference. We were celebrating friendship and noticing, “friendship is a medium, born from… Continue reading