What are you leaving behind? The “Breadcrumb Approach” to Leadership & Legacy

“Leaders should always be focusing on what they are leaving behind,” according to Dr. Jann Freed. Especially during the uncertainty and trying times brought on by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the radical changes in jobs, employment, business, and the economy.

In this ProBoomer BOOMcast interview, Jann lays out that by being aware of these breadcrumbs in every interaction during every day, “we leave a legacy whether we know it or not and it can be positive or negative.”

This is critical for everyone, not just top-level people and not just Baby Boomers who may be more focused on soft skills and their own legacy.

This approach is, in fact, a success factor to survive. The same goes for those searching for a job, entrepreneurs, consultants, those seeking alternatives to retirement, or trying to overcome ageism.

Jann Freed, Ph.D. is a leadership development consultant and speaker organizations hire to improve employee engagement, navigate change management, or develop leaders at all ages and career stages. She is particularly interested in helping employees 50+ find meaning and purpose beyond their careers Dr. Jann is the author or co-author of five books.

Her most recent book is “Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts”. She is a Professor of Business Management Emerita Central College and is an adjunct professor for the University of Iowa. For the organizational development firm, Genysys Group Jann is a senior consultant.

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Other ProBoomer interviews you may find helpful:

BOOMcast” Ageism & Jobs: It’s up to Boomers to adapt and skill up: https://bit.ly/3bUvqBy

Boomers: How to prepare to get a Job & Income in a Pandemic Economy  https://bit.ly/2VqSZw2

Boomer Entrepreneurship Post-Pandemic – Something to Consider https://bit.ly/3ehJp6n