Writings from the cellular to the whole
The Big Waves Journal
Preventing workplace conflict: Part One 1200 800 Brook Thorndycraft

Preventing workplace conflict: Part One

Prevention saves an organization time and energy A new manager faces a conflict that has gone on for several years. The previous manager ignored signs of conflict within the team, hoping it would go away. The manager taking over the team contacts me in the hope I can help them function better, but he has…

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From the cellular to the whole 2002 1430 Brook Thorndycraft

From the cellular to the whole

I am drawn to complex patterns. Over the years working in organizations, I have seen increasingly more examples that tell me that the problem with simple solutions is they fail to see how social problems are reflected in small to large patterns.   From the cellular to the whole.

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Five roots of healthy organizations 1200 800 Brook Thorndycraft

Five roots of healthy organizations

I recently had a conversation with a friend about our experiences with non-profit and community based organizations. We both intentionally chose to work in the community sector because we wanted to effect positive change in the world, and cared about the value of community wellbeing. At various times, we both found ourselves depleted, stressed, and…

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Preparing for difficult conversations 1200 800 Brook Thorndycraft

Preparing for difficult conversations

Have you ever known that you needed to have a difficult conversation with someone, but you felt too overwhelmed or confused to know where to start? Has someone wanted to have a conversation with you and all you wanted to do was run away and hide? In my work as a coach, I often help…

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