Advice: Strike The Shepherd Metaphor

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Hello Everyone!

Keep making the best out of our hump day Wednesday afternoon?? Here’s yet ANOTHER reminder that my first children’s book entitled, “Not All Girls Play With Dolls” is now live on Amazon in both paperback and as a Kindle, an iTunes e-book, and for Nook via Barnes & Noble!! As of today, the Barnes & Noble Nook e-book is STILL pending approval. Check out my standard brand hashtags that are #LeslieMJasper, #ConstructionTales, and #VerballyDisastrous. For this blog post, I’m delivering to you some more Quora advice. This next round of Quora advice is my interpretation of a phrase. The phrase offered in the question is, “strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter”. The same person, as the previous advice blog post from today, is posing another question and asking the meaning of this next phrase. I firmly believe that this phrase is quite direct in it’s suggestion. There is much truth in how wiping out the leader will cause the followers to scatter. Each person is capable of being a follower. However, not every follower is equipped to be a leader. With leadership comes great responsibility. A leader is necessary to guide the vulnerable. Even the Bible speaks about the importance of the shepherd. There are many qualities that a leader must possess in order to convince others to follow them. A leader exudes confidence and is tapped into the culture of followers. Leaders are able to lead others with a comprehensive strategy to dominate and win. The followers need to also be fairly confident in the ability of their leader. A follower will put all of their faith and energy into following the chosen leader. In a hierarchy, I don’t think they choose alternate leaders. I believe that there is one chosen leader without much thought into a back-up leader. This is partly due to another alternate could be seen as a threat to the current leadership. Why have another chosen leader waiting in the wings? However, I’m willing to be wrong on this thought process. What is your interpretation of this thought process? If you have a different take, I’d love to hear it. Go ahead and drop your interpretation down in the comment section below. Now, without thinking further, go ahead and check out the question and my response down below:

POSED QUESTION:

“What is the meaning of the phrase “strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter”?”

By Rose Anne Campbell

MY RESPONSE:

“Here is another interesting metaphor to digest and interpret. I interpret this phrase to mean that if you take out the leader of any group, the people following the leader will all go their separate ways. Once the followers scatter, the threat dissolves. Not everyone you run into is a leader. There are way more followers in life than leaders. Being a leader requires courage, strength, determination, confidence, a clear game plan, etc. Strong leaders that followers are confident to follow are not in a large abundance. This is why taking out the shepherd is a big deal. Sadly, there are not a bunch of ready made leadership replacements. May you have much luck and success along your path! #ConstructionTales #VerballyDisastrous”

By Leslie M. Jasper

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-meaning-of-the-phrase-strike-the-shepherd-and-the-sheep-will-scatter/answer/Leslie-Jasper-3?prompt_topic_bio=1

Thanks so much for careening into my blog content today. My goal is, as always, to help someone either have a laugh or ponder on the thought. It’s great if we both learn something new today. After all, learning is important for growth. Let me know, in the comment section below, if you either like or dislike my advice? Make sure to explain exactly as to your position. I’m interested in hearing another side of the coin. I’m also sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that are listed down below from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you are into reading on a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. I’m sharing with you my blog posts this afternoon while juggling work. Let’s get through our Wednesday afternoon the absolute best that we can! I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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VERBALLY DISASTROUS PODCAST EPISODE LINKS:

Here is the link to the Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify:

Verbally Disastrous-On Spotify

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #43: Part A- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #44: Part B- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #45: Part C- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #2, Episode #46:Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice On YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast- S#2, Episode #49: Just Released Not All Girls Play With Dolls!! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast- S#2, Episode #50: My First 7 Weeks As A Site Safety Manager on YouTube:

I recently shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon. This is short story #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. I share the various challenges I faced and lessons learned along the way. The previous short story is entitled: #10: “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. I decided to write about some life lessons such as guarding your personal information, managing nasty rumors, combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism. Overall, the construction culture has improved dramatically over the past 25-years. Developing both a thick skin and a sharp tongue are key tools needed to survive various jobsite antics. I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. These short stories are now also available as Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (11) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!

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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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