Metaphor

Metaphors Of Organisation: The Heart Of The “Scaling Agile” Problem?

Is the challenge of “scaling Agile” all about a clash of metaphors within your organisation? And if so, could that contain the seed of an idea for action? Let me explain. Before reading on, take a moment to consider this. When you think about your organisation, your organisation is like… what? Write or draw your answer. …

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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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