Leaving A Legacy
Leadership

Leaving a legacy

I was recently asked about the legacy I wish to leave. The context of this discussion was within a business leadership group I attended where we were encouraged to dare to become the next Elon Musk. This got me thinking. Not just about whether Elon Musk is someone to aspire to be like or not but to the nature of legacy. For business owners and entrepreneurs, there can be an expectation of seeking great wealth and power and leaving that legacy to future generations, either within your family or within your corporation. See my blog titled “Defining Your Success” to see my opinions on this expectation. This understanding fits well with Cambridge Dictionary’s first description of legacy. Cambridge Dictionary describes legacy as “money or property that you receive from someone after they die” or “something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time.” It’s

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