“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” – Shannon L. Alder
In Robb Holman’s latest book, Move the Needle: How Inside Out Leaders Influence Organizational Culture, he designates an entire chapter to the important and timely topic of legacy. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 10 called: ‘Leaving a Legacy’:
“We can lead from intentionality to create a legacy. As we learn to keep our eyes on the prize, it makes our daily decisions that much more purposeful.
Your legacy depends on the presence you bring to your relationships. This is about having influence that matters. If you desire to leave a lasting imprint on your organization, learn the discipline, the beauty, and the power of being present with the one team member that’s before you. Like my grandmother, you won’t just impact the one, but generations to come.
Are you present in your relationships? What if you knew you might never see that person again? Would your language change if you knew they might forget minutes later?”
In this most recent episode of the Inside Out Leadership Podcast, Robb shares a heartfelt story about the last visit he had with his only living grandparent, Gammy.