I AM A Mentor

January 4 is “I Am A Mentor” Day recognizing and encouraging mentoring in your community.

I’m proud to be a mentor, and I’m very proud of all the mentors in our community schools and programs.

The month of January is US National Mentoring Month, to celebrate mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives.

I strongly encourage everyone who can to be a mentor.  It doesn’t take much time, and the payback is unbelievable.

Find your local opportunites here.

What is Coworking? It’s So 2019, Already

The First Year

The spring of 2018 saw the publication of “What is Coworking?”  In the first year, this website and blog was launched to promote the book, with two dozen posts along with 150 some tweets (@whatiscoworking), and a book launch event.

In October, I did a Pecha Kucha talk, on the topic of “Coworking as Participatory Theater” (a topic discussed in the book.)

Some Stats

The website, blog, twitter, and other media have shown fully tens of visits (and some of those are almost certainly robots).

More important, sales of the book are also in the tens.

Why have you not bought the book already???

(If you tried to buy the book on line and had problems, please, please tell me what happened so I can try to fix it. Email to: contact@whatiscoworkingthebook.com .)

New Year’s Resolution for 2019

Let’s all join together, resolving to buy the book.

Click here to find purchase info.

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Peace!

What is Coworking? It’s All About Community Leadership

Robert McGrath's Blog

Coworking is all about community, community, community.

But this community doesn’t happen by chance or arise spontaneously.

As discussed in Chapter 5 of my book [2] “What is Coworking?”, the contemporary coworking phenomenon is characterized by a cadre of community leaders, who combine roles and skills from a number of other professions.  The success of a coworking space and its community depends on great community leadership.


This month Sensei Cat Johnson illustrates this point in “An Open Letter to Community Managers”, which is surely addressed to her own community leaders [1].

As usual, Sensei Cat says it so much better than I could.

Essentially:

“Without you, this whole coworking thing would fall apart.”

Sensei Cat calls out many roles these professional “community managers” play in her coworking space, including technical IT support, orienting new workers, and office management.  The “manager” also organizes social events (“what about…

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