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June 24th, 2015:

Leadership – Building a lasting Legacy

Key leadership principles are shared in this informative blog post by John Maxwell

http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/a-legacy-we-can-all-achieve

That’s because we all leave some kind of legacy – whether we’re trying to or not.  What is a legacy? Something you leave behind. That includes possessions that we pass on to the next generation. But it’s so much more than things. We are all capable of leaving either a positive or negative legacy, based on the people we have influenced and the principles that we have lived and taught.

How To Achieve the Legacy You Want to Leave:

1. Choose it — Here is the legacy I want to leave: I want to add value to the lives of others. When I’m gone, my hope is that those around me will say that I added value to them.

2. Live it — Your life is like a book. The title page is your name, the preface your introduction to the world. The pages are a daily record of your efforts, trials, pleasures, discouragements, and achievements. Day by day your thoughts and acts are being inscribed in your book of life. Hour by hour, the record is being made that must stand for all time. Once the word ‘finis’ must be written, let it then be said of your book that it is a record of noble purpose, generous service, and work well done.

3. Pass it on by every means possible — Really, the best way to pass on your legacy is described in #2 above: Live it! That’s because people learn best from what they can see. It’s been said that 89% of our learning is visual, so living out what you believe to be important is critical.