- Paperback: 252 pages
- Publisher: Solutions Books (6 Oct. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0954974980
- ISBN-13: 978-0954974985
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 542,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A genuinely new view of leadership - practical and profound" - Jack Canfield "Host will help you build relationships and engagement both inside and outside your organization." - Dr Ivan Misner, founder and Chairman, BNI "These easy-to-apply principles will last you a lifetime." - Philip Newman-Hall, Director/General Manager, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, UK "Fresh, innovative and immediately useable." - John Campbell, Managing Director, Growth Coaching International , Australia "A great mix of research, philosophy, stories and insight into what real leadership is about." - Mike Brent, Ashridge Business School
About the Author
Dr Mark McKergow is an international speaker, consultant and teacher. A 'recovering physicist', his work over more than two decades has focused on responsive and emergent approaches to complex situations. Mark has developed and hosted many aspects of the international Solutions Focus (SF) community since 2000, is co-author of three related books including best seller 'The Solutions Focus' and is also a visiting research fellow in philosophy of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He also plays jazz saxophone. Co-author Helen Bailey is a seasoned coaching and change expert and previously held a successful senior management position with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. In 2004 , she started PINNA Ltd where she is Head of Coaching and in 2010, completed her Masters degree in Developing Professional Practice where her research interest was collaboration.
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Top Customer Reviews
In that context, McKergow & Bailey suggest a new way of framing leadership and teamwork, from "leader" to "host". Who is the best host you know? What makes them so special? What skills and techniques could you develop?
That's the opportunity offered by this book. As a host one has responsibilities right from the off about picking the perfect venue, writing warm and engaging invitations, setting the right ambience, welcoming guests, etc. but it's more about setting the scene for a good party to happen and moving from front-of-house to back-in-the-kitchen to make sure everything's working well. You can't host a party like you captain a football team, so why would we expect leaders in organizations to attempt the same model?
Through engaging writing, relatable case studies, and a useful framework that can be applied in working life, this is an outstanding read and a great reference for anyone in a leadership position. Highly recommended.
Mark McKergow and Helen Bailey have laid out their manifesto clearly and this book should be on the bedside table of everyone who manages anyone. At the very top of compex organiseations this thesis could radically alter how business functions.
Can't wait to see what happens next
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I've read through a few leadership books picking them up at airports to pass the time. Most of them last a journey and then leave you no better informed. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed the use of everyday metaphors and concepts but applied to the theme of Leadership. Whether in management, corporate or civil society positions, even in family leadership... Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2015 by Terry Mitchell