You should worry about your legacy later in your career, at the edge of retirement--right? 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.
EXCERPTS: Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace
Posted September 29, 2015, 10:15 AM with category of Leadership & Strategy
Robert M Galford, Bob Frisch, and Cary Greene take a look at a declassified intelligence manual for insights on how individuals inside your organization may be destroying it from within.
NEWS & OPINION: Lead on
Posted September 14, 2006, 5:37 PM with category of Leadership & Strategy
There are many good and valid ways to lead; three people, given the same job, can certainly succeed even if they have differing management styles and philosophies. Natural tendencies can also be influenced and accentuated, revealed or hiddena degree here, two degrees theredepending on the circumstances. But when you plan viable legacies, your goal is to align your intent with your instincts as closely as possible.
NEWS & OPINION: Your Leadership Legacy: Why Looking Toward the Future Will Make You a Better Leader Today by Robert M. Galford, Regina Fazio Maruca
Posted September 14, 2006, 4:39 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
It's true that some people are born natural leaders. For the rest of us, we have to determine where our strengths lie and work from there. This particular excerpt from Your Leadership Legacy characterizes leaders into three categories to help them become
better leaders and ultimately, create a worthwhile legacy.