Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Your Leadership Legacy

The authors of "Your Leadership Legacy", Robert Galford and Regina Fazio Maruca asked for my thoughts on the type of leadership legacy I want to leave.

I read their book and was thoroughly impressed. Although I had not given a lot of thought to the approach, I am completely sold on it. The thesis of the book is to think about what legacy you want to leave and work backwards. This is the best way to have the greatest impact.

I think I will find this approach particularly worthwhile to keep me working on the big picture as opposed to getting too much into the little things.

The book talks about legacy thinking. In their words, legacy thinking helps you recognize when you are wasting time at a given spot. Legacy thinking helps you put planning in prospective.

This book is very fast and easy to read with a tremendously powerful message. I would strongly recommend this for any leader.

I plan to use this legacy thinking in my decision making.


At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that you have connected with the concept of the book in just the right way. The idea is supposed to be something that people can "pick up and use" right away, to a greater or lesser extent, depending on them. Even a little legacy thinking can build in the kind of pause, or reflection, that is so often lacking in today's unbelievably fast-paced world of business and leadership.

Thank you, Jim!

-Regina Maruca-

co-author of Your Leadership Legacy


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