Your Leadership Legacy
The Difference You Make in People's LivesBook - 2004
Whatever your position, if you influence change in the lives of those around you, you are engaged in an act of leadership. And if you are a leader in any sense, you are creating a legacy as you live your daily life. Your leadership legacy is the sum total of the difference you make in people's lives, directly and indirectly, formally and informally. Will you consciously craft your legacy or simply leave it up to chance? What can you do to create a positive, empowering legacy that will endure and inspire?Your Leadership Legacy, the latest volume in the popular Ken Blanchard Series, is a parable that challenges leaders to take responsibility for the lasting impact their actions can have, for better or for worse. The authors spent five years speaking to a cross-section of men and women form all walks of life, asking them who had left an indelible impression in their lives and, more importantly, why. They drew on his research to develop three Leadership Imperatives that any leader can follow to create a lasting positive legacy. They reveal these imperatives through the story of Doug Roman. Doug is a brash, 30-something CEO, heir-apparent to a company called Mooseland Stoneware. He assumes he will just waltz into the job after the death of the former CEO, his beloved Aunt Nan. But Aunt Nan has a posthumous surprise for him. She leaves behind a detailed letter telling him that he must first embark on a journey to learn the leadership imperatives that will prepare him to live his leadership legacy. He can only become CEO if six months later, Mooseland's board unanimously agrees that he as indeed understood and begun to master these leadership imperatives. As readers accompany Doug, they learn that leaving a lasting legacy is about more than just professional values-they must demonstrate them by the way they live. While there are many books that help leaders define their values, there is little written to help them figure out how to live them courageously. Your Leadership Legacy shows leaders that the legacy they live is the legacy they leave."Your Leadership Legacy provides you with sound advice in helping make your life one that is whole, meaningful, and memorable. Read it, then read it again." -Harry Paul, co-author, FISH!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed. --
Characteristics: xii, 81 p. :,ill. --