The Unique Balancing Act of Building a Legacy
Aligning Your Strengths and Values With the Organization
- Is this project or task going to stretch and grow someone on my team?
- What feedback have I provided recently that may positively impact the person in the future?
- What team behaviors have changed for the positive?
- Is there someone else on my team (or another team) better suited to handle this and will it be a development opportunity for them?
- How will this decision or action impact my team next month? Next year?
The Importance of Mentoring in Building a Leadership Legacy
If you hope to leave behind an organization that is stronger than the day you started, one of the most important steps to take is to mentor others. Identify young leaders on the team that have a high potential to move up in the organization. Take the time to mentor them. Share your experiences and knowledge with them and help them navigate through the organization. As a mentor, leaders should support these high-potential employees when there are opportunities for advancement. Encourage them to throw their hats into the ring when leadership positions open up, and advocate for them throughout their careers.