Have you ever thought about the amazing amount of information children learn in a very short amount of time? Names, faces, how to walk, how to read, addition, subtraction, multiplication tables, how to write. As we grow older it becomes more difficult to learn new things and we certainly aren't able to do it as quickly as before. But, I think there's something else about how children learn that we leave behind when we become adults, and that hurts us: our willingness to look like foolish.
How many of us are willing to fail in front of others in order to become better leaders? What might others be emboldened to learn and risk if they saw us falling flat and getting up to learn, learn again?