There is some powerful implication behind this idea for leadership.
We live in such a self-centered world. Our efforts and concerns tend to be primarily structured in a “what’s in it for me” mentality.
The selfish mindset is so subtly developed and so difficult to overcome. Albert Pike said, “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
Our leadership will fail miserably and our legacy devoid of meaning unless we learn the last half of this thought.
All we do should be done for others and the world. This is what truly lasts.