Starting Thought - One principle from the Margaret Thatcher School of Leadership: Leave a Legacy

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Apr 24, 2013


With the passing of Margaret Thatcher earlier this month, the world has lost one of its great leaders and communicators.  In reading about her journey, and all she accomplished, I thought about the amazing legacy she left.

Which leads me to the question for every leader: what will your legacy be?

You’ll have a legacy whether you want t or not; will it be the one you envision?

I regularly ask senior leaders about what they want their legacy to be, and often get a list of qualities.  That’s important.  People will remember who you were and how you made them feel.  But there’s a second part.

What impact will you have had on your organization? Industry? World?  You’ll be remembered as someone who did what?

This is a big question, but how will you get there if you don’t know where you’re going?

What will your legacy be?

-          David Grossman


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