6 Principles Of A Leadership Legacy

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6 Principles Of A Leadership Legacy

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Leading isn’t easy. In addition to the responsibility of making tough decisions everyday, there is another critical component that pervades a leader’s thinking, something that he or she can’t help but wonder from time to time, and that is: What will be my leadership legacy?

A leader’s legacy is a byproduct of the historical decisions one makes driven by his or her personal values. In other words, a solid legacy plants the seeds from which consistency and expectations sprout that, in turn, become the organizational funnel for future performance. Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, bestowed upon his employees one question to always keep in mind when making decisions: Will what I’m doing right now result in a win for the company? As a result, he took GE from $13 billion in 1981 to $480 billion in 2000—an achievement still talked about.

Here are six ways leaders can leave long-lasting legacies:

via 6 Principles Of A Leadership Legacy.

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Jeff Boss

After spending 13 years as a Navy SEAL and operating in the most adverse environments on earth, I now share that knowledge and experience with individuals who face challenges in leadership and uncertainty as an adaptability coach.

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Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 5.56.48 PMEDTHi, I'm Jeff. Thanks for reading my blog. I'm a personal coach, speaker, and writer for Forbes, Entrepreneur, and other media outlets. My specialty in adaptability and human performance stems from spending 13 successful years in special operations. Nowadays, I share the experiences and lessons learned with business leaders to help them fill the gap of uncertainty they face every day. If you'd like to know more, please contact me.