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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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Appreciative Inquiry Story with Family

Zoe, my daughter, now 12, enjoying her first bra, email, cell phone, text messages in abundance, and a bunch of other things that just challenge me as dad, has really turned to her friends. Yes, they are all 12-13. I was looking for an in with Zoe – “When do you find yourself most happy?” She responded quickly – “when… Continue reading

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2008

January 8-11, 2008 —
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Ottawa, Ontario — Developers 2008 Planning Meeting

With Nancy Fritsche Eagan, Angela Amel, Morna Ballantyne, Cathy Remus, Josey Finley, Bill Robb

January 24-27, 2008 — Art of Hosting
Whidbey Island, Washington — Open-Enrollment Training
With Christina Baldwin, Ann Linnea, Chris Corrigan, Teresa Posakony

February 9, 2008 — Southern Utah Wilderness… Continue reading

What is the Art of Hosting?

I’ve been in many of these conversations. Lately, I’ve liked the shift into the work — hosting conversations that matter — that sometimes shows up in the form of an event that is referenced as The Art of Hosting.

Also, from an Art of Hosting conference at Whidbey Island (January 2008), Chris Corrigan laughed in one of his teachings. “We… Continue reading