Someone recently asked about my last name (Pollard), and I decided to look up the meaning to clarify it for him:
to cut off the top and branches of (a tree) to encourage new growth at the top.
I found this amusing because in team meetings and presentations I have often used Lyssa Adkin's tree metaphor to describe high performing teams. As a coach, I don't know that cutting off the tops of those metaphorical trees would encourage new growth! ;-)