Legacy is a box that can never be checked. The work is never done. But it happens whether you do something about it or not. In other words, you can be intentional or unintentional. Either way, your influence will be felt. It just may not be felt in the way you want it to be. This was never more apparent to me than just last week when I spent time interviewing a potential new client. (I will call him Joe)
Joe is now 77 years old and still running the business he founded over 40 years ago. His health and energy are fading and he can no longer influence the business the way he once did. It is past time for him to step aside, but he can’t. He never took the time to intentionally develop an exit plan, so the business is poorly positioned to survive without him.