Discover more from The Formation Digest with J.L. Tanner
There’s no such thing as a leader formation alum.
Formation is an ongoing process.
You can’t be an alum of an ongoing process. Alumni status is for completion, but leaders are never done forming; we’re formed and we’re also forming or deforming. Formation is a continual process.
If you’re forming, you’ve never arrived, and you’re never fully formed. The moment you declare that you are, you’re guaranteed to begin deforming. The moment you say you’ve arrived, you’ve lost the humility necessary for positive growth.
This could feel stifling to you, but it should feel wildly freeing. No one has arrived. No one is an alum of leader school. Our job as leaders is simply to show up for each other for the good of humanity.