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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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The Power of Conversation

The closing cafe hosted at Ontario Art of Hosting was around this question: What do you know now about the power of conversation? It was asked of the group, held for three rounds.

The tone of the harvest question was: What are you going to tell Joe or Joeanne about it? Our intention was to surface some of the language… Continue reading

Pembroke Art of Hosting Endorsements

Gilles Asselin
Consultant, SoCoCo Intercultural
New Jersey

It was a pleasure exploring some truly wicked questions with you in the past few days. I can sense a subtle change in me. Some of what I call my “judgment barrier” has evaporated, leaving more space for deep conversations. What a blessing this process is! Not to mention the loving folks in… Continue reading

From Conversation to Movement

The following is a recent communication from SUWA, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. I was involved with them in the seeding of conversation as a way to bring faith communities together in support of protecting wilderness. And then they ran with the conversations. I love seeing this, now a year later because of the action it shows and the community… Continue reading

Tales from Marguerite

Hosting today in Pembroke, Ontario. We are about to head into the third day together with a focus on “getting to work in the journey.” The group is alive. Very well connected. Very oppened to relationship with each other. Their work will look different today than it would have on the 27th — the level of community is much more… Continue reading