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October 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Structures liberated to host the Wild at the Hearth

Dear Freddie, our dog, slept in front of the fire - the first time he has been dowstairs in the house all night on his own.  Lily, his sister - who sadly went missing in the spring - used to jump on the chairs and chew things, so it was never possible to leave them at night.  Freddie slept soundly and in the morning…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on October 23, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Balancing the Edge with Beauty

The Edge is really here in Greece – and the call for transformation resonating at all levels.  Despair and Outrage are rising as the injustices become more visible – and equally Responsibility and Resilience are arising also.

 

As Maria wrote in an email a day ago: “I am in Athens right now - and the disintegration of the old system is really strong - everything is coming to a standstill here - garbage is not being collected, general strikes about two days a week on…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on October 13, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

What the Business Innovation Factory has in common with AoH

Hello community,

 

In September I was fortunate to attend the Business Innovation Factory's Story Summit, where 30 innovators gathered to share their stories on innovation from all sectors. I carried with me questions connected to hosting and harvested insights in the scaffold of the 5 Breaths/Chaordic Stepping Stones. My notes are posted on my blog should any nuggets be useful to…

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Added by Amanda Fenton on October 9, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

tools versus mindset

i just returned from some coaching and consulting work. i am struck by the similarity of experience that todays leaders face across companies, industries and even across sectors. as a leader today, you find yourself in NO-WHERE-LAND. on the one side you have all the tools that you learned from consultants, business schools and other sources of conventional management wisdom. on the other side you have a huge leadership challenge that you currently face. and inbetween these two things, there…

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Added by Martin Siesta on October 6, 2011 at 6:25am — 1 Comment

Caution up ahead

I thought this was rather appropriate for much of the Art of Hosting work... a sign that says "I know there's a need for caution up ahead, but I no longer know how to define it."…

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Added by Heather Plett on October 1, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

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