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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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Moving From My Heart — Poetry

This lovely poem from Toke Moeller, in response to so much challenge in Zimbabwe as this country seeks another way. It gives me access to that part of me that thinks about Zim, and that tries to work with any of the levels of uncertainty, challenge, broken heart, violence, blocked vision that are present in my life and those around… Continue reading


A few questions that help invite the real energy and purpose of a project. Particularly important at the beginnng of work together — they are invitations to be clear. But also along the way so that the purpose doesn’t get unintentionally lost in the administrative details. Attention to these helps make visible the deeper calling to people. As always, it… Continue reading

Benefits of the Art of Hosting

A few words from colleague and friend Tatiana Glad when asked, what are the benefits of the Art of Hosting.

discovery of and alignment between one’s own personal facilitation style in a way that brings a process alive (i.e. not running a process out of a text book but finding creative alternatives to enable the best to come out of… Continue reading