"Good leadership is like the light, permeating into every aspect of business; and poor leadership is like the shadow, darkening many areas of organization."
"Good leadership is like gravity. It's felt everywhere but little understood. For too many educators, leadership is present more as a felt absence or visible through a glass darkly. At its worst, those in charge are not up to the task."
"I've come to the conclusion that good leadership is like good coffee; if it's made well, it doesn't need any additives. The leaders who brought out the best in me were satisfying to work with, and even when the work was difficult the experience was not "
"Good leadership is like prized perfume. Its very first scented waft announces its presence with astonishing freshness. Bad leadership like skunk just stinks."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.