An obituary is a recitation of facts embellished with stories. A eulogy is a song of praise to a life well led. It may be eloquent as well as humorous.
The lesson for leaders is to reflect on your life. Are you satisfied doing what you are doing now? Too often we are overwhelmed by the minutiae of the day, and it is hard to take a step back and gain perspective.
Such leaders lead by example, and they live their lives with a commitment to making a positive difference. They make their organizations better places to work, and they teach those around them what it means to live a full and rich life.