Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

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Great engagement is the key to truly successful leadership, and the secret to moving forward is knowing when to step back… It is no longer about being the hero, the one who has to make everything happen. There is another way: be the host. This book reveals why Host Leadership is set to become a pioneering concept in 21st century management. You will discover how to:

  • Understand how to apply hosting strategies in your organization to achieve greater agility, flexibility and responsiveness
  • Become a leader with a highly tuned sense of relationship building and engagement
  • Learn how to step into and out of the six NEW roles of engagement
  • Adopt the four positions for a Host Leader

“A great addition to the world of leadership ideas and thoroughly recommended.” Ralph Lewis, Chair Greenleaf Centre for Servant-Leadership (UK)

“Being a great host helps you to be a great networker. This practical book will help you build relationships and engagement both inside and outside your organization.” Dr Ivan Misner, founder, BNI


Foreword by Stephen Josephs, co-author of Leadership Agility

Part 1 A new look at leadership

1. Time for a new look at leadership

2. Hosting: a new yet ancient metaphor

3. What do hosts do?

4. A User’s Guide to the Future

5. Four positions for a Host Leader


Part 2 The six roles of engagement

6. Initiator

7. Inviter

8. Space-creator

9. Gatekeeper

10. Connector

11. Co-participator

12. Using the six roles and four positions

13. Open your heart, then open the door

“Very few books can connect with people from all corners of the globe: anywhere there are people there can be good hosts building great engagement and connection. In a list of absolute must-read books on leadership, this book should be at the top.” Verónica de Andrés, author of Total Confidence (Argentina)

“These easy-to-apply principles will last you a lifetime.” Phillip Newman-Hall, Director, Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, UK

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