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Pause to assess the wake you leave

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If you want to create a legacy for yourself, take time in this new year to answer the five questions that follow.Your answers will lay the foundation.

1. “What do I consider the five most important values that I live by?”

2. What is my greatest gift or skill as a leader?”

3. “When my colleagues think of me, what am I most known for?”

4. “What do I want to be known for?”

5. “If my mentor and one of my friends meet up 20 years from now, what would I want them to say about me?”

— Adapted from Leadership Chronicles of a Corporate Sage, Susan J. Bethanis, Dearborn Trade Publishing.

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