During UnPlug’d 11, the final circle sharing was emotional, vulnerable and moving. This September I began a new position as a Vice Principal. Remembering my final circle sharing helps me remember my ideals and encourages me to lead with courage. Here is what I shared:

“I was thinking about Courage. Thank you for letting me be courageous. I learned about that courage, because I think I need it going forward. We learn leadership because we lead, not because we read it in a book. I’ve had to be the most courageous I’ve had to be ever in my life last night, and there is no artifact of that . . . It’s going to live in me.

The product is the process and the process is the product. In me, it’s taught me courage.”