If we’ve got tenure, a lifetime appointment or simply a really secure gig, what should we do with it?
One option is to race to the bottom, to chase short-term self-focused outcomes and to see how much we can get away with. (Probably, quite a bit).
The other is to take this rare chance to race to the top. To do things simply because they need to be done, not because we have to do them.
The thing is, for all of us, our tenures are simultaneously more secure and more fragile than we realize. Might as well act accordingly.