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Tim Merry’s recent thinking on collaboration

Tim Merry‘s work on collaborative advantage: My friend and colleague Tim Merry is sharing some of his most recent thinking on project design and development here in Columbus at the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics retreat we are doing. … Continue reading

05. April 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Collaboration, Design, Invitation, Learning, Organization | Leave a comment

Building core teams

Amanda Fenton provides a very useful reference that helps underscore the reasons why core teams are important. It turns out that having 10%of a population deeply committed to an idea will significantly contribute to that idea being widely adopted by … Continue reading

28. March 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Design, Facilitation, Invitation | 1 comment

Capacity, engagement and authentic learning

I think there is probably nothing new under the sun.  Engagement work has been tried, refined and improved all over the world in the last couple of decades that I wonder if there is anything new we can learn?  It … Continue reading

24. January 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Community, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Invitation | 2 comments

Simple meeting design

This afternoon, Toke Moeller and I are hosting a little session on Art of Hosting basics at a gathering for emerging indigenous leaders. We decided this afternoon to bring real design challenges into the room and we improvised this simple, … Continue reading

10. November 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Invitation | 7 comments

“Not to fight with one another”

I was up north on the weekend, working with a small community that has been driven apart by a large and contentious decision.  It doesn’t matter what it was, or what either side wanted – the result is the same … Continue reading

15. May 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Community, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, First Nations, Invitation, World Cafe | 5 comments

Waking up beloved community

Last night in Vancouver listening to Le Vent du Nord, a terrific traditional band from Quebec. They put on one of the best live shows I have seen in a long time with outstanding musicianship combined with incredible energy. Listening … Continue reading

02. March 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, BC, Being, CoHo, Collaboration, Community, Facilitation, Invitation, Leadership, Music, Practice | 2 comments

A small inkling of the new peace

My friend Tom Atlee has been a remarkable documented of the lessons from the #Occupy movement. Since I was at Wall Street two months ago I have continued to be astonished at the creativity, leadership and communication styles emerging from … Continue reading

26. November 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Emergence, Invitation, Leadership | Leave a comment

Three core practices for creative leadership

From an interview with my dear friend Peggy Holman on enhancing creative leadership: Q: What is one practice that people could start applying today to bring more creativity into their work or their business 
organization? Holman: If I were to … Continue reading

15. August 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Conversation, Design, Emergence, Facilitation, Invitation, Leadership | 2 comments

Basic design for extraordinary conversations

A basic diagram for hosting questions that create extraordinary conversations.  In the life of organizations and communities there are times when questions arise that just can’t be dealt with in the regular course of events.  This is often when those … Continue reading

10. August 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Invitation, Leadership, Organization | Leave a comment

Helping participants learn

I’ve been thinking on similar lines; it’s quite tempting to write stuff about faciliation to guide the “leader”… but maybe it would be more powerful to write for the participants. Steve, in fact, goes ahead and does this, suggesting 12 … Continue reading

09. August 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Conversation, Facilitation, Invitation | Leave a comment

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