Leaders Leave a Legacy

Posted on November 14, 2019 by John O. Burdett
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In what amounts to a sad irony, a tree planted to celebrate the life of Beatle, George Harrison, was destroyed by, of all things, beetles. George died in 2001. He was only 58. Planted three years after his death, the twelve-foot tree in Griffith Observatory gardens, Los Angeles, had to be torn out. Below the tree was a simple plaque: “In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener.” Not a bad tribute for a working-class kid from Liverpool. The beetles, well, they were simply being … beetles. In stealing their name (sort of), perhaps George owed them one.

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About John O. Burdett

John O. BurdettBoth as an international HR executive and as a consultant, John Burdett has worked on culture initiatives with some of the world’s largest organisations.
He holds a Doctorate in Management Development and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. John has authored ten books on leadership and organisation culture. His latest offering is the Talent Trilogy: TALENT (2014), TEAM (2015), and The Empty Suit (2016). John’s new book, the A–Z of Organization Culture comes out in early 2017. His books, articles and assessment tools are embraced by executives on five continents. His company, Orxestra Inc., enjoys a strategic partnership with TRANSEARCH International, a global, executive search firm.

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