Your Leadership Legacy : Why Looking Toward the Future Will Make You a Better Leader Today

by Robert M. Galford

Other authorsRegina Fazio Maruca
Paper Book, 2006



Call number

IBMC Library - HD 57.7 G339 2006


Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press


1591396174 / 9781591396178


You should worry about your legacy later in your career, at the edge of retirement--right? Not according to Robert Galford and Regina Maruca. In Your Leadership Legacy, these authors argue that thinking about your legacy now makes you a better leader today. Based on stories of top leaders who have shaped successful careers, the book explores the art of "legacy thinking," helping you to formulate a legacy that will exert a positive effect on your work immediately. The authors provide a disciplined approach to framing your legacy, as well as shaping it over time. They start with the idea that your legacy is defined by how others approach work and life as a result of having worked with you. They then demonstrate how to assess your current impact on those around you, strengthen that impact, and pass along the best of yourself in the process. While many leaders "find themselves" and hone their work accordingly only after a major life crisis, Your Leadership Legacy enables all leaders to craft their work and build their legacy unburdened by such crises, and to experience personal satisfaction and achievement throughout their working lives.… (more)

Local notes

pt. 1. Making leadership last
1. Building a legacy : impact, duration and judgment
pt. 2. Impact and duration
2. What kind of impact are you having? : getting multiple perspectives
3. What role are you playing? : looking at your unintended impact
4. Your intentional legacy : writing a legacy statement
5. Is your legacy designed to last? : pressure-testing your statement
6. Are you doing the right thing? : from statement to action, audits and beyond
pt. 3. Judgment
7. The need for judgement : challenges, pitfalls, tripwires and other bad stuff
8. Legacies and the responsibilities of leadership : your duty to enable the legacies of others
About the authors.
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