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90 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2023 accomplishments; in other words, the things they leave behind. For leaders, these things are certainly part of their legacy, but their last- ing value as a leader is in the people they leave behind. Sustainability roughout this series, I have talked about the difference between a manager and a leader: "A manager does things right; a leader does the right thing." —John Maxwell How many people do you know who take a bit of pride in the fact that their team can- not function at the same level of performance when they are not around? You hear things from them like, "I am going to have a lot of cleanup to do next week when I get back from vacation," or "My team just doesn't know what to do without my constant direc- tion." is is the mentality of an inse- cure manager. ey need to hold onto their control and knowledge to make them indispensable. Guess what? Anyone is replaceable. Contrast that to the person who takes pride in the knowledge that their team can perform autono- mously with no drop in effective- ness. is type of person is a leader; one that is intentional in developing others to fully realize their potential, and in some cases to be in a position to take the reins. A leader under- Introduction Good leadership always makes a difference; unfortunately, so does bad leadership. is leadership truth continues as we will be talk- ing about the last of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: e Law of Legacy. "A leader's lasting value is measured by succes- sion." —John Maxwell You Control Your Legacy Legacy is what you leave behind; how you will be remembered. is is 100% in your con- trol, and everyone can write the ending to their own life story. What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind once you've moved on from your leadership position? For most people, legacy is all about what they have per- sonally achieved: their successes, awards, and Leadership 101: The Law of Legacy The Right Approach by Steve Williams, THE RIGHT APPROACH CONSULTING

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