Introduction

Leadership Metaphor Explorer is a compact tool for enabling creative, insightful conversations within and among groups of people about three topics:

•  the kinds of leadership they presently have or practice

•  the kinds of leadership they need in the future

•  how to develop the required forms of leadership, as individuals and as a group, organization, community, or society

The tool itself is a deck of 83 cards, each with a different metaphor (in the form of a drawing and label) for how leadership can be enacted. Leadership Metaphor Explorer is playful as well as serious, and deepens dialogue in an engaging way. You can find a more detailed explanation of the ideas and the work underlying the tool in The Leader’s Edge (Palus & Horth, ...

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