"Tennis, in contrast, is a "skill-based" discipline. It really doesn't matter how much you know. What matters is how well you can apply a very small number of skills."
"Leadership is like the Abominable Snowman, whose footprints are everywhere but who is no where to be seen."
General Dwight D. Eisenhower has been quoted as using a piece of string as a metaphor for leadership. He stated, "Leadership is like a piece of string. You will not succeed by pushing it, but only by pulling it along." Eisenhower understood that the harder we push the more resistance we often encounter. Despite our best intentions, people often don't like being pushed along.
"Leadership at it's core is the wellspring of an organization. If it's waters are polluted, then the organization is doomed. If it's vision is clouded, then the organization will suffer. Bad leadership is like rot at the core of an tree. The tree dies from the inside out. The tree falls. No matter how big or how long the tree has lasted, given the right circumstances it will still fall. This is true in our personal life as well as in our professional life."
"Bad leadership is like a cankerworm-a communicable disease-it has spread like flu to even individuals. It is corruptible and has corrupted the social fabric of the nations body polity. No wonder Nigeria was rated one time as the most corrupt nation."
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.