But it wasn’t the format that made the act great. It was the fact that somehow while playing around with something new, suddenly they found they were able to put their entire selves into it. … Put your whole self into it, and you will find your true voice. –Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid.com in Ignore Everybody
When learning is an act of intention, we find freedom in something new; fresh knowledge, deeper awareness, or a new way of seeing something ancient.
Leaders are learners. An intentional search for newness is most likely to flow toward a tangible and observable application – an energetic employment of learning that builds a leader’s credibility. As a 21st Century leader, it is important for you to be skillful in deconstructing certain learning, constructing this learning in a new light, and sharing this freely and consistently. Learning is a gateway for sharing your gift in the world.
You don’t search for the confidence to share your gift in the world. You share your gift and providentially find yourself rewarded with the confidence of voice. Your gift is both source and summary of personal impact.
Commit to learning and those you lead, influence, and serve will grow in individual confidence and then give their gift to others as encouragement for them to do the same thing.