6 Ideas for Building a Lasting Career Legacy
Making your mark through your work doesn’t have to take a lifetime.
If you left your job today, how would you be remembered? Thinking of the legacy you’re creating through your career or business helps you focus on the big picture – and enables you to maximize your influence for decades to come.
People rarely get the chance to preview what their career legacy will be, but the inventor of dynamite did. In 1888, his brother died and newspapers mixed up the two siblings. One obituary read, “The merchant of death is dead,” which shocked the 55-year-old inventor. His name? Alfred Nobel. He famously rewrote his legacy, changing his will to leave his money to a foundation that would fund Nobel prizes – including one that promotes peace. You don’t have to have Nobel money to make your mark, though. Here are some tangible ways you can leave a legacy through your career or business.
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