Monday, 19 January 2015

Groom Leaders around You to Leave Your Leadership Legacy – Professor M.S.Rao

“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” - Benjamin Franklin

There are many people born and dead everyday in this world without unlocking their potential. In fact, all of you are gifted you with an immense potential but you don’t know how to realize and unlock it. If you realize your hidden potential, you will touch your tipping point quickly. You can grow personally, professionally and socially and provide meaning to your life. People around you applaud your achievements and contribution. Here is a blueprint where you can unlock your potential to grow as a leader, build your leadership brand and leave your leadership legacy.
  • Accept the fact that you are blessed with an immense potential.
  • Find out your passions. Examine what truly excites you and keeps you up in the night. It helps you identify your talents and inspires you to work hard and smart relentlessly.  
  • Build skills and abilities around your talents.  Have a laser-focus approach and contribute your best consistently. Don’t get deviated by external disturbances. If you work hard consistently in your domain for 10,000 hours, you will become a successful professional. Over a period of time, you be regarded as a leader in your domain.
  • Build your leadership brand in your domain regularly brick by brick by sharing your expertise, knowledge, skills and abilities with others through various means including conferences, training programs, forums, books and social media.
  • Protect your leadership brand and ensure longevity by reinventing your leadership brand with changing times and technologies. It helps you stay relevant during your lifetime.  
  • Build next generation leaders who will carry forward your vision, principles, philosophies and expertise to next generation. It helps your ideas and insights reach out to next generation and beyond your lifetime. In this way, you can leave leadership legacy beyond your lifetime.   

Be a visionary. Maintain impeccable integrity. Walk your talk. Spread fame in successes and take blame during failures. Be an altruist. Help people around you. Make a difference in the lives of others.  Articulate your vision. Emphasize on means, not ends. Utilize your strengths to build the strengths of the people around you. Groom them as leaders to leave your leadership legacy.

“The only thing you take with you when you’re gone is what you leave behind.” - John Allston

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