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Aug 14, 2023

Do you want to leave a legacy?

Of course, you do! But how can you get others to remember you when you leave a company? Your host Linda Yates is here to tell you how to leave a legacy as a leader in today’s episode of the In-HER-rupt podcast.

Why Should You Want to Leave a Legacy?

  • Leaving a legacy is more than going to work and doing your job. It’s the ever-lasting impact you leave on employees and others around you.
  • You gain knowledge and skills throughout life from mentors, parents, bosses, and friends. What you learn from them can help others develop strong leadership skills. 
  • Your legacy involves your positive impact on others and how you encouraged them to do their best.

 How Do You Leave a Legacy?

  • Develop a clear vision of your mission and vision of every aspect of your life. This includes your employee, parent, friend, and mentor roles.
  • Lead by example on the qualities and traits you want others to see. If you want others to be motivated, be inspired to be motivated in everything you do.
  • Strive to empower and develop others by investing in their growth and development. For example, you can create employee opportunities to enhance their skills and talents.
  • Always have multiple lines of communication for your employees. Share your vision of a leader with your team, lay out goals, and create strategies to help them stay consistent in their work.
  • You should also engage in active listening. Positively provide feedback on how someone can do better.
  • Don’t forget to celebrate when a team member reaches their goals! This will encourage them to keep trying to do their best.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with your team and stakeholders. Let them know that they’re doing a great job.
  • Encourage your team to “think outside the box” when taking risks.

 How Can You Make an Impact Now?

  • Think about your choices and actions and how they will impact others for years. Be sure to focus on the long-term impact of others and not the short-term impact.
  • Know that you can create a positive impact despite your negative circumstances.
  • Seek out collaboration and diversity. Everyone’s experience is different, and you can use this to change the workplace environment.
  • Journal everything that you do at work. This will help you share your current experiences and future insight to help others become strong leaders.
  • Network and give back to the community by engaging in activities that brings positive change to others.
  • Be active in succession planning to help those who take on your role become strong and efficient leaders.

“Remember, leaving a legacy as a leader is not about seeking personal recognition but rather about positive in-flow. It requires dedication, consistency, and a commitment to the well-being of the people and the organizations you lead.” -Linda Yates

 Let’s Connect!

Do you know an impactful leader and would like them to be guest speakers on the show? Are there any topics you would like for the host to discuss?

Connect with Linda Yates on social media or send an email to share your thoughts on leadership within the workplace. 

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