I like What If... and WITH Learner.
Don't get me wrong, for the school community I am the principal, when I have to make tough decisions, I am the boss. When I share something via twitter, Google+, Voxer, weekly email, meetings, I may temporarily be a lead learner. When I rush to your class to problem solve a problem you are having, I am a servant leader. When I make bad decisions and it blows up, I may appear incompetent for the moment. I can own that, no worries. Am I the first leader to make mistakes and wrong decisions ever? Who was the CEO of Blockbuster Video?
I just always want to live in What If... and WITH Learner.
That is such a great place to live. I want to buy a house there and set up my family. HAHA. I want to discover with you, I want to be learning WITH you. There is no better professional feeling then being in a classroom and on the spot "live" problem solving or engaging in conversation in "real" time.
I also want to be told I am wrong, I want to be challenged, and questioned! It might hurt in the moment, or I should say it will hurt in the moment, but guess what, I will get over it. I will sleep on it. I will talk to my most trusted circle about it. That is healthy discourse. I will come back and realize that learning WITH is exactly what just happened. A light bulb just went off, we learn collaboratively, just like we ask of our students! Share, listen, think, talk, repeat!
Bottom line, titles separate, titles distinguish, titles set a tone, titles are for movies! Just be you, if you are not AWESOME yet, get there. It is not hard. I often listen to Aloe Blacc "The man" on the way to work, just to remind myself that I am okay and stop thinking so much and just listen a little more!