Episode 28: Leaders Begin with the End

“To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now and so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.” -Stephen R. Covey

“Life is like a parachute. You have to get it right the first time.” - Eleanor Roosevelt 

Everybody is going to leave a legacy, it really just depends on what kind of legacy you want to leave.

 

1. Define Your Legacy

QUESTION: What kind of legacy do you want to leave? What do you want to be remembered for?

BOOK: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller

Whether you are at the beginning of your career, or the middle, or you are getting ready to retire, you can make an impact in your job.  

When we can start getting people in line with their desired legacy, then we can get them on a path to making correct directional decisions, and really make an impact on the people that they are around.

Every time you go from one place to another, you make an impact and leave a print on that company, and the lives of other people.  

QUESTION: How are you going to leave others better for having known you?

 

2. Live Your Legacy

“If you don't know where you are going, any road can take you there.” - Lewis Carroll

There is no time like the present to get moving.

If you can define the legacy, you can start to live that out today.  

The only way that you can develop a legacy is by building credibility as a leader. 

Nobody wants to follow somebody who doesn’t know where he or she is going. 

Your legacy, the one that you walk out on a daily basis, has to include people.  That’s what leaders are all about.

 

3. Impart Your Legacy

QUESTION: How are you going to bring others along on your journey?

"Succession is one of the key responsibilities of leadership." - Max Depree 

“Legacy lives on in people, not things.” - John Maxwell 

QUESTION: Who are the men and women who are teaching you on a daily basis how to do leadership?  

If you don’t have a crystal clear focus, you can go all the way back up to the first point and learn how to define that legacy and talk through it with the leaders that you trust to speak into your life.

 

MO’s Final Thoughts:

BOOK: Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Arctic Explorer, Margot Moreell & Stephanie Capparell.

“I am sure we are all the better for having known him and that his example to us made us see life as a bigger thing and not petty and small as some people see it." 

 

Amazon Book Links:

Leadership is an Art, Max DePree - https://amzn.to/3rlcGT8

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller - https://amzn.to/35wFEqv

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell - https://amzn.to/2O4tr6Q

Made in America, Sam Walton - https://amzn.to/2S91pcN

Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Arctic Explorer, Margot Moreell & Stephanie Capparell - https://amzn.to/35yxi1t

 

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