We each are unique in our own way. At times we think that others should see, think and feel as we do because we are human, but this is not so. We are individuals and each of us must be who we are meant to be.
Authenticity in leadership and teaching are essential ingredients. It is easy to hide behind screens and distance ourselves from others. It is important to be true to one's self in the process. Be authentic.
I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.