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Category: metaphor

adversity

An ageless folktale about dealing with adversity

Every so often, a conversation with an elderly relative reminds me of a story from Indian folklore that I heard when I was a child.  And I was reminded once again of another story, this time on the topic of

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big picture

Details and the big picture — effective leadership requires a focus on both!

Exceptional leadership requires a dual focus — the ability to visualize the big picture and look ahead, and the skill to examine the details of the present.  A great metaphor is the value of both microscopes and telescopes. Scientific study

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take action

Leaders, take action to “weed your garden”

I often blog about how it’s important for leaders to take action, even if it may not be comfortable or easy.  My continued musings about my little garden on my terrace led to yet another metaphor that illustrates this essential

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workplace pressure

How are you handling workplace pressure?

Workplace pressure is a reality for most people, even more so since the COVID-19 pandemic.  The unfortunate truth is that it is up to each one of us to manage and mitigate the effect of workplace pressure on our health

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team results

What does it (really) take to achieve team results?

I am often asked what it takes to achieve success in a team.  You know, so that work gets done, the product or service gets delivered, and checkmarks can get put next to all the items on the team results

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A lesson in collaboration from hermit crabs

Collaboration is an important component of inspired and energized workplaces.  And as a leader, it is your responsibility to create a climate that fosters collaboration between team members.  As regular readers of the blog know, I am often drawn to

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