Do I have to spell it out?

Sue Blow, research associate in the Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Business School, looks at the use of metaphors for sharing meaning.  “When I use a word”, Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is”, said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – that’s all.” – Alice Through The Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll, 1929 In the last issue, David Wagstaff discussed the notion of differing […]

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