By: Tyler Schaefer

While her husband was in office, Eleanor Roosevelt was known simply as The First Lady.  It is only with the hindsight that time allows that we can see her true abilities as a leader in her own right.  Born at a time when women were often relegated to a subservient position, her undeniable intelligence and wisdom, in today’s world, would have been seen in a much different light.  Today, we can look back at her stamp on history and marvel at the similarities between public life and private business.

The choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility

In business, when things don’t go as planned, blame starts to get thrown around. This is not conducive to a positive work environment. Look to yourself instead of others. Be the solution instead of adding to the problem.

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan

A million successful business ideas have died as thoughts. Don’t let yours be one of them.

Understanding is a two way street

Communication is everything. Period.

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one

The world is full of failed businesses that were afraid to be bold. Don’t be afraid to make a splash or be controversial. The sheer fact that people are talking means you did something worth noticing.