DOZ Issue 30 April 2018 - Page 13

DOZ Leadership Lessons Eleanor Roosevelt E Eturuvie Erebor leanor Roosevelt was the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and he was the 32nd president of the United States of America. She was a former first lady of the United States of America. She is known to have changed the traditional role of the first lady. Unlike other first ladies before her, she did not limit herself to strictly ceremonial duties rather she immersed herself in the great issues of the day. As the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt learned about the plight of the poor not by reading or hearing about it, but by going out to meet those who were struggling and seeing for herself their struggles. She was a woman who wanted to understand the problems of others first hand. Eleanor Roosevelt’s motto was, go out and see for yourself, and it was a motto she lived by. Her husband, Franklin Roosevelt, was unable to travel as much as he should have done as he did not wish to be seen or photographed in a wheelchair. As a result, he relied heavily on Eleanor to go out to the suffering masses and bring him a situation report. This was a task Eleanor carried out excellently. Eleanor’s work to alleviate the suffering of others did not stop in America but was extended to many other nations. DOZ Magazine April 2018 13 «