I’ve been pondering Brene Brown’s vulnerability talk again this week. I’ve noticed that I’m being ‘called out’ for want of a better word to step-up into the frame.
I have a clear vision and ongoing purpose to make a big difference to the future of young people through working with educational leadership. I am doing this more and more every day.
However, what I’m getting now is the reality of is what my journey and results are going to take in me and my leadership – FULL participation. Not me having a notion if what my results looks like, dipping my toe in, seeing what comes my way, getting caught up with the day-to-day. That’s an approach for sure and one that works to a degree.
To create the difference that I really want long term this means stepping fully into my purpose and vision that I am creating AND putting my weight behind it. Fully. This means courage – stepping up, putting myself forward, putting myself in the frame, asking for what I want (even if I have no idea if I’ll get a yes or no), being honest, being real, enrolling others in my vision, not waiting for permission and most of all being seen. Even if I feel unsure and vulnerable at times.
Are you fully participating in your school leadership vision?
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over scepticism”.