Some reviews and testimonials on Host Leadership...
“A genuinely new view of leadership – practical and profound” - Jack Canfield, Author of 'Chicken Soup for the Soul'
“Host brings together many practical leadership strategies to draw people together - effective both in the Board room and on Mount Everest.” Sir Chris Bonington, mountaineer and author
"A great mix of research, philosophy, stories and insight into what real leadership is about." Mike Brent, Professor of Leadership Practice, Ashridge Business School
"I find the concept of leader as host, presented in this book, to be a very practical and balanced way to think about leadership. Host is very helpful in breaking-down daunting situations into manageable parts, which then reveals constructive next steps. Indeed, there were a couple of times while reading it where I stopped to perform a small step or send an invitation inspired by the insight gained from the book." Daniel McCoy, Technical Director, Pixar Inc.
“Having been a host and leader for nearly 40 years, the insights in Host were as refreshingly relevant to me as they will be for any young manager, be they in hospitality or anywhere else where results through others are needed. These easy-to-apply principles will last you a lifetime.” Philip Newman-Hall, Director/General Manager, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Michelin starred restaurant.
“In an already crowded field do we need another book about ‘leadership’? Well,yes we do when it is a book like Host that seeks to apply leadership thinking to the complex, volatile and ambiguous world in which leaders now operate. Mark McKergow and Helen Bailey have elegantly and practically distilled key concepts about leadership so that they are readily accessible and eminently practical. Fresh, innovative and immediately useable.” John Campbell, Managing Director, Growth Coaching International Pty Ltd
“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, Business Networks Interntional - BNI.
"Increasingly modern life leaves people feeling disconnected and distant. When you use the lessons in Host to be the most warm, gracious, and effective host your board, team, or clients have ever experienced, the effect will be all the more powerful." Paul Wicks PhD, TED Fellow and VP of Innovation, PatientsLikeMe
Here are some samples of the ideas and stories Mark shares in the course....