Category Archives: leadership metaphors

Metaphor Madness of Leadership: Put a Stamp on It

Dr. Z. has given instruction to staff that it is time to rekindle the leadership metaphor madness that was launched in the spring of this year. He said it might help anyone who is 6 months from and 6 months to the NCAA March Madness Basketball. So here we go with a little love…

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Leaders are like postage stamps:

Leaders don’t forget to put their unique stamp on leadership!

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Leadership is like a volleyball

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Leadership is like a volleyball.

  1. You spend most of your time up in the air.
  2. You can be served, blocked, or spiked.
  3. To work well you need to be inflated.

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Leadership is like a knife

Dr. Z presents another in his series of leadership metaphors.

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Leadership is like a knife:

  1. You need to stay sharp.
  2. You have to make cuts in budgets, people, or roast beef.
  3. You spend a good part of the day just hanging around.

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Dr. Z. Leadership Metaphor Power Made Easy

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The leadership metaphor for this week is:

Leadership is like a blade of grass.

  • You often feel insignificant
  • Even when you are healthy you turn green
  • You often get stepped on

And here is Dr. Z’s Power Quotation to overcome leadership procrastination:

Don’t let the grass grow under your ass.

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