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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Seek out collaboration and diversity. Everyone’s experience is
different, and you can use this to change the workplace
Journal everything that you do at work. This will help you share
your current experiences and future insight to help others become
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
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