Is Your Legacy Sustainable? (Enterprising Women Magazine)

A leader leaves a legacy, whether planned or not. Since your legacy is the sum total of the difference you make in people’s lives — directly and indirectly, formally and informally ­— you have a choice in the type of legacy you want to leave: positive or negative. Rather than thinking about a legacy as the last stage of your career, we encourage you to view your legacy as a “story” you write each day of your working life.