Having spent a lifetime in the game, I learned that some people are into growing, but most people are only interested in arrival. The ‘arrival’ people create all the commotion that distracts from the critical work of the ‘growers’, who are playing a much bigger and far more important game, energised by all its possibilities, and significantly, not overwhelmed by its ambiguity.
Such is leadership, with each day reminding you of the gap between what you thought you knew, and what you actually know, and with that, the ebb and flow of confidence and belief.
Given the multi-faceted challenge of leadership, and its transformational forces, how do you ever know where you are at, and where you are going?
Vulnerability is part of who we are, our essence, and to try and be invulnerable, is to try and be something or somebody that we are not.
If you understand what really matters, you get to enjoy what seems to matter. Teaching matters.