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”
*“Lines of Life”
** “Searching for pearls in rings”
"In His Light" .. I write
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