“How You Lead is What You Leave”         -N. Anderson


Leadership and Legacy

I’ve been thinking a lot about legacy lately. Perhaps it’s due to where I am in my career. But I’m not sure that thinking about legacy should be reserved for more seasoned professionals.

I think it’s just as important for someone coming into the workforce to think about it. Legacy is, “the long-lasting impact of particular events, actions, etc. that took place in the past, or of a person’s life.” Therefore, each role you have, each person you encounter, how you treat them, how you do your job, it’s part of your legacy.

I can’t help but wonder if I would have handled my early career decisions had I thought about my legacy.

What’s Your Legacy?

I believe legacy is something valuable to think about throughout your career.

Here are some things I think about as I look back:

  • How did I treat my colleagues?
  • Am I proud of the work accomplished?
  • Did I extend my gratitude to those that helped me along the way?
  • Would my boss or colleagues recommend me without hesitation?

Leaving a Legacy of Significance

If the answer is positive to all of these, I’d like to think I’m creating a legacy of significance.

I hope some of these will be part of my legacy:

  • I fostered meaningful relationships
  • I always focused on putting my customers first.
  • I prioritized my team in a we vs. me culture.
  • I created a life-changing program for students with their future success in mind.
  • I care about the people I work with.
  • I created cultures that assured success after I left
  • I led with authenticity and honesty.

How about you? What would you like your legacy to be?


Here’s to Leading with Love!



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