As 2012 comes to a close, we humans consider what 2013 will bring. We examine our life and work. We then map out resolutions that can get us back on our desired path – to health, to better relationships, to managing our finances better, whatever.
The most common New Year’s Resolutions are aimed at improving our physical selves – losing weight, getting more fit, eating heather, quitting smoking, etc. Setting health standards like these are a very good thing! And, some research indicates that fewer than 23% of people who make resolutions keep them.
This terrific NY Times article outlines proven strategies for creating New Year’s Resolutions with specific goals, then aligning brain power and will power to meet them.
Let me suggest a New Year’s Resolution for your consideration: creating a more positive leadership legacy in 2013.
Be Intentional About Your Leadership Legacy
We all create our legacy, day by day. Every plan, decision, and action tells your boss, peers, and staff what you stand for. What you value is transparent through your actions.
A negative leadership legacy creates anger, frustration, and fear in that leader’s team. A positive leadership legacy creates cooperation, enthusiasm, and productivity in that leader’s team. Here are three things to consider as you build a more positive leadership legacy in the coming year.
Join in the conversation about this post/podcast in the comments section below. What might you do in 2013 to ensure your leadership legacy is a positive one, not neutral or negative?
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