Saturday, June 21, 2014

the challenge of administration

Tetris As Metaphor

to be an administrator must be like playing Tetris,
with unique shape after shape before you
and your job to work to fit them all together,
no matter how disparate each is,

each of us has strengths and weaknesses all tumbled together,
little like any ideal job description,
let alone our contrariness that can resist
the seamless whole the game wants from the player,

so much of leadership must be improvised on the spot,
and I can be in awe each time the way forward comes together.

Image courtesy of Google Images
by Henry H. Walker
June 20, ’14

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