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Charles Thrasher
  • Redmond, WA
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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
Bowen Island, October, 2011. Systems thinking, complexity theory, Appreciative Inquiry, and organizational devleopment.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Organizational development and change management in a corporate context.
Where do you live/work?
Redmond, WA.
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Sustainable business practices, corporate citizenship, managing complexity, identifying emergent patterns, sailing.

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Chaordic Stepping Stones: Notes

Chaordic Stepping Stones: Notes

Name derived from Dee Hock, Visa CEO; embracing chaos and creative order.

When individual purpose becomes social (event and process planning)

Nine steps of project management

Need, purpose, principles, people—the first four steps; collectively, the invitation; iterative.

•Create buzz, excitement with the invitation; pitch it

•Articulate your need; if the need isn’t valid, pressing, relevant, you have no…


Posted on November 7, 2011 at 12:26pm

Cynefin Framework: Notes

Cynefin: Welsh word for the place of multiple belonging



•Cause and effect relationships easily identified

•Stable, repeatable conditions

•Known solutions

•Process re-engineering

•Best practices

Methodology: Sense making > categorize > respond


•Cause and effect relationships obscure, complicated

•Realm of expert advice

• Multiple potential solutions requiring domain expertise



Posted on November 7, 2011 at 12:24pm

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At 11:36am on November 7, 2011, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…

Hi Charles, a warm welcome to this Online Community! :)


Sounds great! i am glad you joined.

If you upload a profile picture i can add you to our collage.


Here are plenty of good ressources and conversations - may this space be meaningful for you and inspire your contribution.

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