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Leading with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life by Andrew Thorn

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Chapter 5

Legacy

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.

—DOLLY PARTON

What Is Your Legacy?

In Chapter 1, I used the equation Life + Leadership = Legacy to describe the relationship between a person’s legacy and his or her life and leadership experiences. I wanted to make this connection so that you could begin to understand how your actions are influencing the ways in which others see you now and how they will see you when you are gone.

The challenge with using an equation such as this is that you and I gravitate toward quantities. They help us to comprehend value quickly. When we know how much we have of something, we are more capable of understanding ...

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