One of the most common metaphors for the status quo organization is the runaway freight train. Without anything that can stop it, the train simply continues to barrel forward along its tracks. Unfortunately, the desired destination is not at the end of those tracks, but the sunny green pasture off to the side.
Enter the penny. Mythical for sure, it is thought that a single 2.5 gram penny, when placed strategically on the tracks, can derail a freight train. Just a small blip in the track and the train is launched off its otherwise inevitable path.
Inquiry: What is your penny?
Now you might be thinking that the end result of the above scenario is either a squished penny or a mangled mess of flaming steel. If so, instead of seeing the penny as a catalyst of change, you see it as a precursor of destruction.
Inquiry: What lies at the end of the tracks?