“Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.” Rosabeth Moss Kantor
Recently, a coworker of mine referenced the best day of his teaching career. What made this day more special than any other day of teaching was what he was learning from the students.
You would have to know Michael Hite to appreciate the insatiable drive in his life to learn. Do not misunderstand me, he loves teaching, but he loves teaching what he is learning. It is infectious. If you do not believe me, just spend a little time with him.
When I read the quote above it reminded me of him and the leader he is to these students, me and everyone else around him.
I can say this because his students were also saying the same thing he was saying about his class. They see him learning and it excites them to learn from him. What a powerful combination!
If we want to grow in our leadership example, and be the kind of role model others can emulate, then exemplify this thought.