Elevator Speech on the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan posted this whittling down of his evolving elevator speechabout what the Art of Hosting is. I like it: The most pressing challenges we are in are challenges thrown at us by complexity.  Complexity produce emergent effects in our societies and requires emergent practices in order for us to find our way forward.  The […]

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Invitation is a Process

There is a great moment in John Hunter’s TED talk where he describe how he saw his teachers coming through him as he was teaching. I constantly have moments like that in my hosting work and one of the biggest is when I talk about invitation as a process. With conversations that matter, invitation isn’t […]

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A Community That Practices

One of my intentions for 2012 is to nurture our local Art of Hosting community of practice, and today it was great to see everyone at our first gathering. We flowed with a check-in (including Caitlin who joined us on Skype) then moved into a round of sharing what we were learning. We paused for […]

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