Category Archives: art of hosting

Evolutionary entrepreneurship – Engaging the Collective Will

Here’s an article I wrote for Kosmos Journal back in the autumn of 2008. It still seems topical. This article gives a brief overview of what needs to happen if we— individually and collectively—are to wisely and effectively engage in … Continue reading

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Principles for harvesting transformation from conversation

This post is dedicated to men and women everywhere who hunger for the new while feeling entombed in the old. It is was inspired by a recent 2-day inquiry among 30-odd practitioners of participatory leadership at the European Commission on … Continue reading

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Transition Open Space – patterns of the future, part 4

Here comes the final episode of insights from the Transition Open Space festival I attended in July. Presence of Spirit and Earth At no time was any explicit mention made of spirituality, and yet both Earth and Spirit were very … Continue reading

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Transition Open Space – patterns of the future, part 1

As promised, here come some of my insights from the Transition Open Space festival I attended in July. Core teams The event was conceived and designed by a small group of friends with different skills and predilections. Their intention was … Continue reading

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Real Democracy emerging – eyewitness account from Athens

During my time at the Apprenticing to the Earth gathering at Axladitsa, the Greek Real Democracy movement was taking embryonic shape in Syntagma Square in Athens. We were with them in spirit, holding the whole worldwide movement in our hearts … Continue reading

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Apprenticing to the Earth – the pattern of living wholeness

During our days together, our path will lead us from the visible realms into the invisible ones, and from the individual space into the collective one which is our evolutionary edge at this time. We will be called into: deep … Continue reading

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Dialogue – a conversation with a centre, not sides

(inspired by the book ‘Dialogue’ by William Isaacs) I have just come away from three days of hosting a participatory leadership training with the European Commission in Brussels. This is the 10th such seminar we have held, and the field … Continue reading

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Evolutionary potential in the 21st century – a mushrooming of collective Buddhas

This time, my story starts with a poem. Unless – by Sarah Whiteley Unless we engage our authentic selves, we cannot live the future now Unless we engage our fullness, we cannot take the leap individually and call in collectively … Continue reading

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On holding space

Not long ago, Sarah Whitely rightly announced that the more subtle forms of hosting are now visible in the field. Holding space is a subtle art par excellence There’s a wonderful conversation taking place on the Art of Hosting mailing … Continue reading

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Natural ways of working

Natural ways of working Last month some colleagues came together to practice what we call ‘participatory leadership’ for a day among practitioners. We are a growing community now, and we don’t all know each other, so it’s good to meet … Continue reading

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