What’s Your Legacy?

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When you finish your time as a leader, what do you want to leave behind? What do you want to be your legacy?

Far too many organisations are stuck in managing ‘today’ rather than planning ahead to the end. Short-term thinking can be incredibly limiting. Rather than focusing on the here and now, look ahead to the success you want to deliver.

It’s always best to agree a vision of the future that every stakeholder can get behind. Then work backwards from there. What would you see if everything goes well? What would your team or organisation have achieved? They are your goals.

Success comes as a result of preparation and planning. Winning comes from delivering on your plans. No mission, no plan. No plan, no winning. No winning, no legacy.

Start with the vision of the future you want to see. Create the best mission to deliver it. Set the winning standards you need to achieve it. Agree the process, culture and winning behaviours to bring everyone together. What do you want your legacy to be?