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Raise Your Game: How to succeed at work by Peter J. A. Shaw

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Chapter 22. How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

One day you are fully immersed in solving a problem. Time moves on and two weeks later that problem has been overlain by many others. A year later the problem that was all embracing is long gone and your contribution has been forgotten. How do you want to be remembered? What is the legacy that you want to leave in your job? How can you best move on and leave others to take the action forward?

Why is it important to reflect on how you want to be remembered?

Part of the context for this question is recognising that you will not be remembered for long. Your contribution will be rapidly superseded, although there are times when you can make a difference that will have long-lasting implications. A teenager ...

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