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

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Harvard Business Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 194 pages
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You should worry about your legacy later in your career, at the edge of retirementóright? 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.


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What Kind of Impact Are You Having?
What Role Are You Playing? 49
Your Intentional Legacy
Are You Doing the Right Thing?
The Need for Judgment
Legacies and the Responsibilities of Leadership
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Page 185 - Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky, Leadership on the Line (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002).

About the author (2006)

Robert Galford is a managing partner of the Center for Executive Development in Boston and has taught executive education programs at Columbia, Kellogg, and Harvard. Regina Maruca is a former senior editor at Harvard Business Review and is currently a writer and editor based on Cape Cod.

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