leadership legacy is, ultimately, a very personal thing. But
it can help to see how others frame their legacies. So, in
the past couple of months we've been asking executives to
write about their leadership legacies.
responses were both gratifying and fascinating.
high tech to healthcare to professional services, executives
are donning their "legacy thinking" caps and sharing
their goals for the future.
Marcello, Senior VP & General Manager Business Critical
Servers, HP said "...it's not really an easy
question if you've never spent any time on it before. At the
same time though, it's probably one of the most important
questions any of us can answer during our lifetimes..."
Be sure to read his very thoughtful blog post Escalating Violence.
Jacobs, CEO/President Windber Medical Center and Windber Research
Institute said "It is your responsibility as
a leader and as a human being to help to guarantee your organization's
future, and it will allow you to both comfortably look at
yourself in the mirror and to sleep at night." Read more
Safrit, the CEO of Conference Calls Unlimited mused
"Why wait to leave a legacy? Why not LIVE a legacy?!?...
What legacy am I living right now with every blog post, every
conversation, every informal chat walking through our offices..."
in his blog post What's frequency got to do with leadership
Jim Estill, the CEO of SYNNEX Canada, took
our invitation to discuss his legacy to heart. First, he discussed
his thoughts in his CEO
Blog - Time Leadership. Then he wrote the article Your
Leadership Legacy, One Way to Set Goals.
Lowe, author of Marketplace Masters and President
of Expertise Marketing, LLC used the premise of the
book to spark the legacy thinking of several leaders in the
field of professional services:
Agin, Vice President, Global Marketing Development, Gen
Viehman, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal, Perkins +
Althoff, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing,
Krueger, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and CMO, Turner
Walters Price, SVP of Marketing, Mercer Capital
Markert, Global CMO, ACNielsen
J. Feldman, Director, Marketing & Business Development,
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Friedel, Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic
Sales, Parsons Brinckerhoff
miss their quotes and her thoughtful analysis in her newsletter
Legacies in Professional Services: Distinguishing Your Goals
from the Expectations of Others.
stop here? What are your thoughts on legacies in
general and your own in particular? How could you, like Suzanne
Lowe, use the topic of legacies as a catalyst for a discussion
within your own professional world?
you've never been asked to think about this before, consider
yourself invited now. We'd
love to hear from you.
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