To the CEO’s and the teachers. To the principles and the managers. To the politicians, community leaders, and the decision-makers:
We want to show up, we want to learn, and we want to inspire.
We are hardwired for connection, curiosity, engagement.
We crave purpose, and we have a deep desire to create and contribute.
We want to take risks, embrace our vulnerabilities, and be courageous.
When learning and working are dehumanised – when you no longer see us and no longer encourage our daring, or when you only see what we produce or how we perform – we disengage and run away from the very things that the world needs from us: our talent, our ideas, and our passion.
What we ask is that you engage with us, show up beside us, and learn from us.
Feedback is a function of respect; when you don’t have honest conversations with us about our strengths and our opportunities for growth, we question our contributions and your commitments.
Above all else, we ask that you show up, let yourself be seen, and be courageous. Dare greatly with us.
The above manifesto was written by the amazing Brene Brown. Her words so clearly and succinctly describe what it is that Empowerme is hoping to achieve.