Host: Six New ROLES of Engagement

Authors Mark McKergow and Helen Bailey Publisher AoEC Press ISBN 978 09549 7498 5 Usefulness: 5 Stars   This book has given us an interesting, practical and timely new metaphor for leadership. The authors point out that existing metaphors, such as leader as hero or leader as servant, have severe limitations in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. Looking at leadership in the context of leader as host, however, has many advantages. First, the metaphor is collaborative: there can be no hosting without guests. Second, it is communicative: a host is duty...

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