Dr. Mark McKergow, co-author of The Solutions Focus, joins Dr. Misner today to talk about the concept of host leadership. His new book, Host: Six New
Rules Roles of Engagement, explores the idea of the host as a metaphor for leadership.
In BNI, as in the old Arabic proverb, the host is both the first and the last: first to arrive and last to leave.
In hero leadership, the hero always goes first, saves the day, and sorts everyone out. That can be a good thing in a crisis, but that’s not nurturing and it’s not serving and it’s not putting other people first. If we think of ourselves as hosts and our team members as our guests, a whole new paradigm of leadership and engagement opens up to us.
To be a great host, you need both planning and flexibility—the ability to respond to surprises. You need to step forward to make things happen, step back to see how things are going, and step forward again to build on the great stuff and sort out the bad stuff. The host is not the center of attention.
Visit hostleadership.com to find out more and get your copy of the book.
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