July 17, 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland. 60 years later, Disney employees are still carrying on his legacy.
Below is a video that features several Disney employees who were working at Disneyland when Walt was there.
As you listen to them talk, you'll see a great example of what it means to leave a leadership legacy.
Here are a few thoughts I had after watching this. Would enjoy hearing your thoughts as well in the comment section below.
- A legacy is not a true legacy unless the leader's values are transferred to the followers.
- Good leaders have a vision that lives during their lifetime. Great leaders have a vision that lives beyond their lifetime in the actions and attitudes of their successors.
- Good leadership - people carry on the name of the leader. Great leadership - people not only carry on the name of the leader, but what the name of the leader stands for as well.
- When a leader truly leaves behind a legacy, his passion can still be felt even in the absence of his presence.