The best example of a person’s leadership is what happens when the leader isn’t leading.
What happens after the leader is gone?
What happens when the leader is absent?
What happens without the leader doing or saying anything?
How does the leader’s influence impact the organization years beyond the leader?
Your reputation and legacy as a leader lasts long after you’ve left the building.
Do they model some of your actions? Do they realize your value to the organization? Do they miss your presence? Does the organization continue to grow and remain healthy? Did you prepare them for your absence? Did you leave them in good hands?
The way you lead now will answer those questions then.
Here’s a sobering question to consider:
What kind of leadership legacy are you leaving?
Now make it even more sobering. Ask some people you lead that same question…about you…and see how they answer.