Welcome to the world of Metaphor!
I firmly believe that metaphor is a powerful tool to engage others and build understanding and relationships. I share my thoughts here so that others can benefit from this fun way to develop and practice the art of putting metaphor to work to enhance performance.
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People often ask me about the origins of the cover image on The Organizational Zoo. Although it is a LONG story, in short it took several drawings over several months to get the message right. We wanted to portray the … Continue reading →
For some people, life is like a series of somewhat unpredictable interactions that just happen to them – and can lead to benefits or tragedies. They react to what the environment “allows” rather than create the environment they would like … Continue reading →
I am often asked for “proof” that metaphor techniques work in the business environment and also in other situations such as community, home, family and school. I have been using metaphor techniques since 2000 and have many examples of success … Continue reading →
Most organisations have some sort of “year end” breakup party just preceding the holiday season of their culture. A celebration of what has been achieved and what there is to look forward to in the following year. These are the … Continue reading →
Many countries celebrate a “Festive season break up” in December or January/February. It may be the financial cycles of the organisation, the tradition of Christmas or Chinese New Year or any of a range of other natural cycles. I sometimes … Continue reading →