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Wrinkles of Wisdom. Keys.

Wrinkles of Wisdom. Keys.

This poetic post is in honor of our dear Professor Ali Anani who issued a SWEET request to this bee.

To write a poem on “Wrinkled Organizations & Humans”

This did require an increase of thought-filled lumens ;~)
 

Who else would come up with such an interesting topic & insightful questions about wrinkles .. but a wise Professor?

Can wrinkles serve as early key performance indicators for organizations to alert if they are being wrinkled?

Can wrinkles of humans serve as a metaphor for predicting wrinkled organizations?

Do we grow with wrinkles showing wisdom, or wrinkles of despair & depression?

Why do wrinkles form and when do organizations show wrinkles?

When and why do wrinkles form prematurely?


“Wrinkles of Wisdom”

A “wrinkle” is a crease .. a crinkle .. crow’s feet or a crumple

A pucker .. or groove .. a ridge or a rumple 

A furrow or a fold

Or so we are told
 

A wrinkle is a simple line & lines are everywhere

We can’t escape them. Look around. Be aware 

Some wrinkles are bold .. and some are unfair 

Some wrinkles add value .. while others impair
 

Earthy is a wrinkle-filled WONDER .. a Divinely created gem

Majestically poised in the Milky Way .. a precious diadem 
 

The world is aging .. humans are aging 

Everything around us is changing 

The war of LIFE seems raging
 

Aging can’t be halted .. it reflects our chronology 

But that does NOT bring wisdom-filled psychology 
 

There are wrinkles of time ..

Like this wonderful story “Wrinkles in time”

An adventure of children’s courage sublime 

Wrinkles are our footprints of time. Where we place these wrinkles is what matters.

If we place, those on sand then the wind shall blow them away.

If we they are engraved on solidified rocks, then wrinkles shall stay for long times.” – Ali Anani

There are wrinkled-lines filled with mystery

..Truth is not always clear .. 

And so, we must read between these lines 

.. and search & reach & dare ..
 

There are wrinkles on people ..  

“The quality of wrinkles is what matters. If you inspect the wrinkles on old faces, they may reveal part of the story of their lives.” Ali Anani
 

Crow’s feet on our face .. we might like to erase ;~)

But laugh lines and love lines are beauty to trace. *
 

A hard life will leave hard lines and a weary face

We should go out of our way to extend Grace 
 

Grace is a glorious gift from the One who overcame

“Those who look to Him are radiant; 

their faces are never covered with shame.” - Psalm 34
 

“Are wrinkles indeed the footprints of time rings of trees that tell us about the history of tree?" – Ali Anani
 

“Footprints of time-rings” are like wrinkles on trees 

The same process of life .. is reflected in humanity

“There are rings on trees that mark annual growth

Affirming strength from nature, an unspoken oath

Did you know pulp is tightly bound to winter rings

And life issues forth ... when spring starts to sing” **
 

There are wrinkles in the world of work

A wrinkle could be a clever innovation,

Advice or a useful piece of information
 

Yet NOT all wrinkles are good ..

Nor are they easily understood
 

Wrinkles of Organizations: Do wrinkles tell us who we are? What our organizations are?

“Deep wrinkles result in a high turnover of employees, higher ratios of resignations, declining creativity and engagement of the workforce” - Ali Anani
 

Organizations are fraught with challenge-filled WRINKLES

Complex structures are spattered with issues like sprinkles
 

An organization is just a collection of multi-skilled people

With some form of LEADERSHIP acting as a steeple
 

No matter who you are or where you WORK

WRINKLES are on us & around us like a cirque.
 

Are PEOPLE held in high regard

Or is GREED the trump card?
 

Is there RESPECT? .. Is there TRUST?

If there is NOT then .. its “dust to dust”
 

Might you observe silent .. subtle discrimination?

Is causation hiding behind a wall of privation?
 

Are expectations defined?

Are processes refined?
 

Is there appreciation and PRAISE

Or, too readily, is criticism raised?
 

Are you told what to do and how

Or is a spirt of collaboration endowed?
 

Is there good coaching & well-considered training

Or are confusion & poor communication REIGNING?
 

Along the way .. Do you receive CORRECTIVE feedback?

Or is there management by mystification & a pat on the back?
 

Are you rewarded EQUITABLY for your work?

If you’re due a raise, is your boss a jerk that only offers a smirk?
 

Is there a lack of incentives .. dim career path .. high turnover?

Or can you see opportunities abounding like a field of sweet clover?
 

Are corporate values .. polished PLATITUDES

Or are they modeled in LEADERSHIP attitudes?
 

Some wrinkles are vast and not all wrinkles are fair 

They’re not always seen .. but they are everywhere


 

There are wrinkles in LIFE .. that do ebb & do flow

WISDOM is the KEY .. that will help you to know

The wise Professor said “prevention is better than cure” 

But WISDOM & LOVE .. will make your path sure
 

Growing in wisdom is a WELL-SPRING for

.. the spirit and heart to GROW more
 

May 6, 2021

“Wrinkled Organizations & Humans” 

https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/wrinkled-organizations-and-humans/

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ali-anani-phd-15305319_wrinkled-organizations-and-humans-activity-6795298869149212672-omvc/

*“Lines of Life”

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/lines-of-life

** “Searching for pearls in rings”

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/searching-for-pearls-among-rings

"In His Light" .. I write

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A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty. I treasure family, true friendships & my loyal clients. A "student at heart, I love learning: in every human dimension. Enjoy traveling, good books, good movies, good wine gardening & golf. 

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Comments

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #25

@Farooq Omar 

I tagged you on this before (below) 

but you may have missed .. 

John Rylance

1 year ago #24

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #23

John Rylance Thanks John .. "Iron out the wrinkles" .. wouldn't that be be loverly '~) Well at least "iron out" the ones wrinkles on the outside .. that confirm "outwardly we are wasting away" .. I did not realize till writing the poem that a wrinkle is more A wrinkle could be a clever innovation, Advice or a useful piece of information In which case .. "A wrinkle could essentially .. make life better."

John Rylance

1 year ago #22

There is a phrase to iron out the wrinkles. Finding a way to smooth out rough/crinkley parts of something. A while ago there was an article in which someone was saying how she had ironed out the wrinkles on her face. She explained she hadnt reached for her Morphy Richards Steam iron, but had put hot patches on her face which smoothed out the wrinkles. A wrinkle is essentially a trick to make life better. So know your wrinkles and how best to use/treat them.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #21

#21
Pascal Derrien Now you did make me SMILE .. dear quick on your feet Pascal great line .. "cracking text me thinks it will stand the test of time words don't get wrinkles :-)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #20

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee You honor me with your sweet share my dear Professor .. and your blessing & gratitude dear friend 🙏 “My roots of appreciation shall produce new trees of prayers to your health”

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

#19
Harvey Lloyd We haven't spoken for awhile .. I hope all is well with you and your family. Your words always show my dear friend that you are a measured - thoughtful man .. and wise man. Wisdom does hold a "complex view of many things" There is a "difference between a skill and wisdom" .. though wisdom is a rich companion of skill. "Necessity IS the mother of invention" .. inherent in our being is this gift to try to make a way .. find a solution. A rich insight: "If we look at them collectively one might mistake the stable of skills for wisdom." Skills are the how to do something. Wisdom involves knowing what to do first, but the main aspect of wisdom is the "Why" .. I would add "How" "It is not enough to just do your best or work hard. You must know what to work on and how to lead." - W. Edwards Deming 6 Sigma Principles - The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading don’t grow vertically, they grow EXPONENTIALLY.” ~ Indra Nooyi .. well said Harvey - and a rich mission "serving others" "Answering the why question is the road to wisdom. Each time you ask and answer you will get reflective, observable feedback. This feedback will always tell you that serving others is the needed result of wisdom."

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #18

#18
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee My dearest Professor .. I know you meant “dear poetry mentor” .. though the thought of writing poetry might strike “fear” in the heart of some ;~) .. not you .. for you are brave of heart 💛 .. and rise to challenges .. at the start A wonderful possibility .. we shall see .. “You introduce a new form of teaching management” "musical flow" .. because of the truthfulness Those are the HIGH notes .. LEADERS & Learners should strive for .. the desire & ability to create lyrics of purpose .. will bring purpose & rich harmony for us I receive your blessing & gratitude dear friend 🙏 “My roots of appreciation shall produce new trees of prayers to your health”

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #17

cracking text me thinks it will stand the test of time words dont get wrinkles :-)

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #16

Wisdom is a complex view of many things. I had to learn the difference between a skill and wisdom. Necessity is the mother of invention my life. I have learned many skills over my lifetime. If we look at them collectively one might mistake the stable of skills for wisdom. Skills are the how to do something. Wisdom involves knowing what to do first, but the main aspect of wisdom is the "Why". Organizing a schedule, skills, priorities and people for me to be successful sends off signals that my "Why" is exposed. Self gratification. Taking all of these items and serving others is a why that when exposed, folks want to follow, participate and engage. This is what makes one a leader. Answering the why question is the road to wisdom. Each time you ask and answer you will get reflective, observable feedback. This feedback will always tell you that serving others is the needed result of wisdom.

Ali Anani

1 year ago #15

#1
You honor me with this dedication my poetry mentor dear Fay Vietmeier. Poetry speaks louder than my heart can say. My appreciation is overwhelming and I am short of words to thank you my friend.

Ali Anani

1 year ago #14

I find that challenging you brings your sweetest juicy lyrics and ideas my fear poet mentor Fay Vietmeier Your post is a signs of deep understanding and I feel the wrinkles of joy and appreciation are waving for you my dear friend. You carried my ideas and questions to new horizons, new possibilities,new thinking and new lives. How you answered my request and replied to my questions is truly amazing. You introduce a new form of teaching management. Honestly, many of your lyrics are musical and easy to remember not only because of their "musical flow". but also because of the truthfulness. My roots of appreciation shall produce new trees of prayers to your health.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #12

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Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #11

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Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #6

Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic I know you will have rich thoughts to share about these "wrinkles" ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #4

Farooq Omar I share this knowing your high regard for our dear Professor Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Will be interested in your thoughts on all these "wrinkles"

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #1

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee to your honor my dearest Professor

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