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The Art of Leadership DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS Prep Time You don't have to be a natural born leader to be successful. All it takes is commitment, practice and a little (or a lot) of hard work. L BY SHERYL S. JACKSON eaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like any- thing else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any How many times have you heard the phrase "natural born leader?" While this is encouraging to people who may have a personality that lends itself to leadership, the phrase may frustrate people who are not instinctively comfortable with leadership skills and demands. The good news, as Coach Lombardi points out, is that everyone who wants to assume a leadership position can do so with the right preparation and development of the right skills. There are several core elements of leadership, explains Kendra Coleman, an organization change and leadership consultant at Sheppard Moscow in Chicago, IL. Self-awareness and knowing your values, purpose and vision for Black MBA | Spring / Summer 2014 goal. -Vince Lombardi 25

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From the President & CEO
Are You Ready to Lead?
Great Leaders Ask “why?”
Prep Time

Black MBA - Summer 2014