A few weeks ago, I talked about taking drum lessons and how I see that experience working as a metaphor for leadership. The other day, David Brooks wrote about metaphors in his column in the New York Times. In History for Dollars he talks about how current economic conditions are exacerbating the decline of the liberal arts degree and the implications for our understanding the complex problems we face today.
He argues for the value of the liberal arts, including our ability to use metaphors to make comparisons and think deeply about the challenges facing our country today.
So, as I asked a few weeks ago, what is your metaphor for leadership? How does this metaphor help you in your work.