Legacy and Memory

7 02 2014

“Each day of our lives we make deposits into the memory banks of our children.” ~Charles R. Swindoll

 … and each day that we lead, we make deposits into the memory banks of future leaders who see us.  They’ll see you and remember your actions.  You get to decide if they’re going to remembering them as “I’m want to lead like that” or “When I’m in charge, I’ll never act like that”.  Don’t be surprised if you “leadership legacy” has bits of both in the memory banks of your team.  I’m sure mine does – that’s what happens when you make mistakes (and hopefully learn from them).  The goal should be that if you’re genuine, and they know it, then you’re more likely to have a 90-10 split to the good, than a 10-90 split. 

 Speaking of a leader with a legacy, Sheryl Sandberg (COO of FaceBook), said “I want every little girl who is told she is bossy to be told she has leadership skills.”  Friday’s bonus quote. 

 Speaking of Memory…

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Rubes Cartoons used with permission.  www.rubescartoons.com

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