"Good leadership comes from people who know themselves and lead from their authentic selves..."

As I arrived at ISANNELEADS I was filled with hope about what the week might hold. My father taught me when I was young that good leadership comes from people who know themselves and lead from their authentic selves.

Today we explored the self by examining our MBTI and FIRO-B testing results. The conversations we were able to have after receiving our results challenged us to look both at our true selves and how we interact with others. This led to conversations about personal struggles and triumphs. This in itself would have made for an amazing day. However, that was just the beginning.

Later a group of us carried out a brief exercise.  We each have a 30-60 second TEDtalk style presentation to each other. In a 5 minute period we heard about overcoming adversity, the resourcefulness that necessity can create, passions about education,  the care we provide for students, traveling the unbeaten path, and facing global challenges. It was empowering and inspiring. 

I am so grateful for what ISANNE has done to bring all of these educators together.  I hope that we all carry our passion for education into the world each day and have the courage to share. My hope is that we are all able to better serve our students as a result of what we have down this week.

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Simon - ISANNELEADS 2016