Lead for Legacy 1:1

The desire to leave a legacy is common among leaders, but the reality is that doing so can be a real struggle. With so many obstacles to overcome, from lack of clear vision to pushback from others to limitations on time and resources, it can be difficult for leaders to create a lasting impact.

Some of the challenges:

  • Clarity: It can be tough to figure out what kind of legacy you want to leave and what you want to be remembered for.
  • Pushback: When you try to change things up, some people may resist, making it harder to make a difference.
  • Time: Leaders are always busy with a million things, so it can be hard to focus on legacy building.
  • Resources: To really leave a legacy, you need the resources to make changes happen. Without them, it can be tough to make your mark.
  • Stakeholders: Sometimes it's hard to navigate the power dynamics and political landscape of your organization, making it challenging to make a difference.
  • Potential Successors: Ambition can lead them to undermine your efforts or may more attention to jockeying for position than ‘minding the store’.

L.E.A.D. For Legacy

L.E.A.D. is our four-step methodology for building and leaving a proud leadership legacy:

  • Listen and Learn: Build relationships and seek feedback. Do more co-creation.
  • Embody Your Values: Lead by example and transmit the values that will sustain the organization. 
  • Act with Purpose: A great legacy doesn't just happen. Clarify you vision and engage people's commitment.
  • Develop Others: Mentor potential successors, provide tools and resources, and encourage them to take the lead. Foster a culture of learning and continuous improvement.

You can overcome the barriers and leave a legacy that you'll be proud of. Focus on your strengths and those of the business (apply Start With What Works) build Committed Action, and take a strategic approach, and you'll be well on your way to creating a lasting impact.

We are developing a new L.E.A.D. For Legacy scorecard to enable you to assess how well prepared you are to leave a legacy you can be proud of. If you would like to help with beta testing, and get insights to help your own leadership, sign up to our Beta Test pool.

If you are ready to act now, request a call to find out how you can work 1:1 with Andy.