Forget the legend

100 words dspEvery leader has one.  A reputation, a legend.  It comes with blessings and curses.  How we use it makes a difference.  As our legend grows it reminds us of what we can achieve.  It gives us confidence, strength and determination.  But it can also be a curse.  If we focus on our legend and come to believe it, it changes us – narrowly defining who we must be and how we must respond.  We become caricatures of ourselves.  Cartoon-like.  Condemned to repeat a small repertoire of actions or behaviors.  Shake it off.  Refocus on your mission.  Stay fresh.  Forget the legend.

DSP 2015