Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. -Brené Brown
When the stakes are the highest we are our most vulnerable. Leadership isn’t a safe activity without risks. Leaders fail – period, end of story. Leaders also learn from failure, earn respect from recognizing their own faults and vulnerabilities, and earn success by doing the work.
Being vulnerable, isn’t about winning. Being vulnerable and having courage is about getting in the arena and engaging. It is easy to hide behind a keyboard or iPhone and criticize others. It takes courage to show up, to be part of the work, and to engage a team to create a better world.
Our educational system demands leadership. We need educators who have the courage to show up, to be vulnerable in tough conversations, and to get into the arena to create a better future.