Most leaders do not think about their leadership legacy. They think a legacy is something for older people or something you leave when you die. Legacy is something handed down, usually a gift that has impact and a reputation. It is very possible a legacy is not "formally" recognized until after a person passes; however, just as you build your financial security to hand down to your family, you begin building your leadership legacy the day you begin leading - you have to be proactive.
￼￼Leaders cannot afford to overlook the importance of thoughtfully and purposefully creating their legacy now.
It is important that leaders identify the legacy they want to build. A person would not decide to build a home and just start building, randomly and wherever. The person would want their home to be in the right location, secure, safe, built with quality materials, a strong foundation... something that will outlast them...something that can be passed down and enjoyed by their children as well as their children. If a person would take so much thoughtful care to build a home, should leaders not take equal amounts of care to build their leadership legacy?