What It Takes to Create a Lasting Family Legacy

legacy lessons mission vision and values Published on August 01, 2022

What makes a family legacy last for generations?

It might surprise you — the success of a family legacy is not in a gregarious or charismatic leader. On the contrary, success is dependent upon the family’s vision and values.

Let’s back up. Often a family is guided by a strong, charismatic patriarch or matriarch who helps keep everyone together and uphold the family’s legacy. But what happens when that family member is no longer there to lead?

One of the first keys is to recognize that it is possible the next generation of family members may have completely different personality types and ways of doing things. This shift in family dynamics can be an adjustment for everyone involved.

On the other hand, family patriarchs and matriarchs are often so intent on upholding the family legacy that they may never allow the next generation to fully test their wings in carrying out that legacy either.


“The success of a family legacy is not in a gregarious or charismatic leader. On the contrary, success is dependent upon the family’s vision and values.”


But current family leaders can still uphold the family legacy by teaching the next generation to embrace the family’s vision and values, as their time will eventually come. They have a responsibility to nurture the family well for future generations. This “it’s not all about me” attitude is something that has to be cultivated.

It’s this mindset that has allowed some family legacies to stand the test of time.

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