Originally posted to City National Bank’s News & Insights blog on February 4, 2019.
Ambitious business owners and professionals want to leave their mark on the world, but they’re often too busy to answer an important question: How do you want to be remembered?
It’s worth the time and effort to consider what contribution you want to impart to your company and people — whether it’s a new way of thinking, learning or doing. A powerful legacy also enables a leader’s influence to continue well into the future.
How to Create a Leadership Legacy
Many business owners may begin thinking about their legacy as they prepare to exit their company, but it’s just as important for leaders to create a living legacy — one that is built throughout your career, not just at the end.
Not only will building a living legacy provide purpose throughout your career, but getting clarity on your legacy early on can be an effective way to help you set goals and priorities, said Kevin Cashman, global leader of CEO & Executive Development at organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry in Minneapolis.