The Legacy Leader

Leadership With A Purpose

by Anthony López



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/27/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781410726483
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781410739360

About the Book

 “This book pricks the consciousness of all leaders to review the ethical standards established in the running of their departments, divisions, or companies.  The current events in business highlight the impact on society when leaders show lack of integrity, honesty, and principled leadership.  People lose jobs, financial markets become suspect, and good people get tainted by the actions of a few.

Let this book serve to motivate and direct leaders to consider integrity, honesty and ethics in their decision making and leadership.”

Jesse R. Penn
President (Retired)
Cordis, Johnson & Johnson

Many of today’s contemporary books on the subject of leadership concerned themselves with the mechanics of leadership.  Encyclopedic volumes have been written about how to lead; and about what to do, and when to do it.  However, few leadership books have given serious consideration to the true purpose of leadership.  That is what this book is all about:  The purpose of leadership.  Creating something of lasting value and worth.

Regardless of a person’s leadership style, there are some fundamental constants that more than anything else define a leader’s legacy.  More than what they accomplish, how they go about accomplishing it, is linked to the person and how they are remembered.  These fundamentals are character, integrity, and ethics.  When these are compromised, the leader will never achieve all that they potentially could have. 

Learning the mechanics of leadership is important.  Leaders must learn how to be effective.  They need to know how to develop strategies based on a well-developed vision.  They must understand the principles of communication, empowerment, delegation, and other fundamental principles of good leadership.  These are all important skills for a leader to have if they are to be successful.  However, what they must always keep in the forefront of their thinking is why they lead.  What is their purpose in leading?

This book addresses the mechanics of leadership.  It clearly presents ideas of the types of behaviors a person must exhibit to be a good leader; including his or her role as mentor, communicator, motivator, change agent, and designer of organizations.  It also addresses the issue of credibility and its important role in the leader’s effectiveness.  Finally, it deals directly with the leader’s character flaws and how to deal with them.  These concepts are presented while illustrating the direct correlation between the leader’s character and integrity to their effectiveness as leaders.   This book will help leaders understand how they can go about creating a legacy that they can be proud of.

About the Author

Anthony López is the author of The Legacy Leader: Leadership With A Purpose, Breakthrough Thinking: The Legacy Leader’s Role In Driving Innovation, The Leader’s Lobotomy: The Legacy Leader Avoids Promotion Induced Amnesia, The Legacy Leader: 2nd Edition, and The Leader In the Mirror: The Legacy Leader’s Critical Self-Assessment. He is also the author of two Christian books titled: See You At The Wake: Healing Relationships Before It’s Too Late and Jag: Christian Lessons From My Golden Retriever. He is a popular motivational speaker, and is a recognized expert on leadership and management. Tony began his career as a US Air Force officer where he served as a flight test director and program manager. Tony later served as a human resources officer in the Air Force Reserves. He joined Johnson & Johnson in 1991 and held leadership positions in corporate engineering, manufacturing, marketing, communications, and general management. Later he was global vice president for marketing at ConMed. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manger for CareFusion Respiratory Systems from 2009-2011, and is currently the President of Ansell HealthCare, Medical Solutions. Tony is also president of L&L Associates, a leadership and management consulting group he founded in 2000. He was an adjunct professor at the Richard T. Dormer School of Business and Management Sciences at Indiana Purdue University. Tony holds a BS in electrical engineering, an MS in engineering management, and is a graduate of the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. You can contact Tony at: For more information, please visit