Mario Barrett has over twenty years of experience with organizations such as the United States Air Force and Verizon Communications. Currently, Mario is CEO of The Barrett Center for Leadership Development, a global leadership and organizational development firm. Mario is an author, frequent speaker, and blogger on leadership and organizational change issues. Mario has a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, an MS in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College, BS in Organizational Management from Nyack College and is currently a full-time faculty member at the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer Universty.
A legacy of significance transcends one’s lifetime, influencing the lives of generations that follow. The truth is that we all will have some sort of legacy even if we did not plan for it. Our legacy may come in the form of our children, a business we can pass on to others, or an estate that we leave behind. However, these types of legacies are not what I would like you to focus on. I want you to focus on creating a legacy that is not based on other people, material items, or tangible resources, because these entities tend to expire over time, giving your legacy a finite time frame. Instead, I want you to think about creating a legacy that is intrinsically human and touches the human spirit, giving it the ability to last throughout eternity.