The question is not, “do you have anything to teach us?” because, of course you do.
The question is, “what is it?” And it may be many things. But if it could only be one and we gave you our time and our attention, what would you help us to see that we do not yet see?
What story would you tell that would expand our perspective, increase our empathy, magnify our understanding of ourselves, our team, our shared work?
You are a teacher, by your every word and action, as are we all.
The choice we each get to make is what we want others to learn by having entrusted themselves to us.
DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.