Metaphor

Connecting Beneath The Surface

I’ve recently been digging into influence. Could the quality of your attention determine another person’s destiny? Perhaps. In the process, I’ve been engulfed by metaphors for what’s under the surface: what’s hidden and often unnoticed, and yet fundamental? This week I went even deeper, asking my Facebook network the question, “What’s the opposite of ‘word’?” …

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Influential Metaphors: Digging Into Roots And Foundations

Interesting experiment this week. In the process of crafting some promotional materials for a potential workshop, I’ve been digging into a couple of “underground” metaphors. I asked my social media network for help – and the results were fascinating. As I’ll be telling a group at Aginext on Friday, when you want to persuade someone …

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Remarkable! Some Notes About Metaphor

Of the three essentials of Clean Language, it’s metaphor that makes Clean Language really remarkable. Metaphor compares one kind of thing to another kind of thing, and (in this context) includes subcategories such as simile and metonymy. Metaphor is: a hugely powerful engine for change the native language of the unconscious mind the atom of …

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Filling Your Facilitator Toolkit With Clean Language

Recently I’ve done lots of workshops introducing Clean Language to Agile coaches, facilitators and trainers. When I ask why they signed up, many of them share the same metaphor: they wanted more tools for their facilitator toolkit. Of course, as we soon discover, each of them means something slightly different by that phrase. No two …

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