Leadership Lessons, Care Of The First Lady

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September 19, 2012 ‐ By

First Lady Michelle Obama greeted by an elementary school student in Raleigh, NC today. Image: AP, Gerry Broome

Another day, another thing we can learn from our fabulous FLOTUS.

Today, we have insight from James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, authors of the book Leadership Challenge, who offer five leadership practices gleaned from the words and actions of Michelle Obama. Black Enterprise highlights five noteworthy traits.

“Basically, practice what you preach,” the article says. “In order to position an organization to continuously set high standards and show commitment, leaders must model their ideal behavior.” The First Lady has talked about how the President reads letters from ordinary Americans and empathizes with their plight.

Also, “inspire a shared vision.”

“The most palatable way to lead is understanding the concerns, values, and aspirations you share with supporters,” the article continues.

To be further inspired by FLOTUS’ leadership skills, visit BlackEnterprise.com.

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