Lead as a Host, not a Hero. Practical steps to engagement, performance and results in your organisations. Presented by Dr Mark McKergow (UK).
Price: R2 400-00 incl. VAT
Who should attend: Business owners, senior and middle managers, coaches, facilitators, consultants and change agents
Time: 08:00 – 12:00
Duration: Half Day Breakfast Seminar
Dates: 28 March 2017
Venue: Hackle Brooke Conference Centre, 110 Conrad Drive, corner of Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, 2192, Johannesburg. Website: Hackle Brooke
GPS Co-ordinates: 26° 06’ 54.216”S 28° 01’13.007”E
Leaders around the world are facing new challenges as the 21 century develops. Are you looking to:
- Engage your team and organisation – so they do more and you don’t get burnt out
- Draw people together effectively – both from inside and outside your organisation
- See your role as making the most of all the talent – not just telling it what to do next
- Navigate the continually changing business environment to take account of new opportunities and learning’s, not just make a plan and hope for the best.
The metaphor of leading as a host, as opposed to a hero or a servant, is currently creating new waves on the leadership scene. Much current leadership thinking seems to put the focus on the leader. We think this is a mistake. Leading is about a relationship – between the leader and the others. This is particularly important in the flat and project-based organisational forms appearing today.
Leading as a host means building relationships, at work, in the community, in society and at home. This engagement is the key ingredient that leads to increased performance and results. The art of hosting is as ancient as humanity itself – and it can also provide a rich and inspiring framework for many practical leadership skills and ideas – particularly where you need to use influence rather than hard power.
“Thank you for leading such a brilliant, inspiring, thought provoking and deeply practical workshop. I loved it and it resonated so much with both my working and non working journey and stage of life. Just Brilliant.” Matthew Currey, Campaigns Officer, Tearfund.
In this morning breakfast seminar we will explore the idea of host leadership together. This will be thought-provoking, it will be involving, it will be about real challenges and situations as much as new tools and frameworks. The content will in part be based on Mark’s new book Host: Six new rules roles of engagement for teams, organisations, communities and movements (Solutions Books, 2014), which introduced the six roles and four positions for a Host Leader. The book is a rich resource – but when added to Mark’s trademark lively, positive and interactive style, it all comes to life in a new and life-enhancing way. This seminar will help you at work – and also at home, in your relationships, in your life.
“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, Pixar Inc.
During the breakfast seminar you will:
- Take a look at the challenges facing you as a leader – at any level – in your organisation today
- See a spectrum of leadership styles – from directive to supportive – to connect with your own natural leadership thinking
- Meet the metaphor of leading as a host – a new yet ancient way of thinking, relevant across cultures and societies
- Discover the rich ‘history’ – the background to hosting and the host/guest relationship
- Connect with our six ‘roles of engagement’ – ways for a host leader to step forward
- Connect all of this with the challenges and tough situations you may be facing right now – at work, and in your life
- Meet other like-minded people who are keen to adopt a more post-heroic leadership style.
We will be connecting everything to the experience and questions of those who join us on the day – so if you are interested in bringing a new team together, re-energising an existing group, working with remote and virtual teams, working across cultures, then come along and join the dialogue with Mark and the other participants.
“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, Patients Like Me.
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, and is co-author of three related books including best seller ‘The Solutions Focus’. He has been closely involved with founding both the SOLWorld network and the SFCT professional body for SF consultants and trainers. He edits the SFCT peer-reviewed journal InterAction and is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council. He lives in London, is the international network co-ordinator for the Sunday Assembly movement http://sundayassembly.com, and also plays jazz saxophone and clarinet.