Luis Hernandez encourages early childhood educators to hold true to their passion for early childhood education. A profession that he sees as valuing children and their families. Like any skill, leadership requires passion and practice in order to foster and master it. Using the analogy of sports, singing or learning an instrument to demonstrate the importance of practice alongside natural ability, Hernandez clarifies: “Not everyone can play the same instrument, or be a soprano or the best defence. Each of us have individual abilities and skills that apply to a variety of leadership situations and like polishing any skill, it takes thousands of hours of practicing meaningful work” (Hernandez, personal communication, 2016).