METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING: How metaphors help us cope in organizations

We all do it.

We travel through life and a plethora of situations, sometimes trying to deal with things by relating our circumstances to a metaphor. What is a metaphor, really? According to, a metaphor is:

"...a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which

it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “The world is a stage.”

Clearly, life isn't literally a stage, but we may feel like it is at times. How often have you be