The Vine: African-American Power Players Talk Leadership

The challenges of leadership have an extra dimension to them when you're black. Several notables, including Condoleezza Rice and Maj. Gen. Ronald Bailey of the U.S. Marines, share their insights in interviews with The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr.

In the latest segment of the series, Bailey, who heads recruiting for the Marine Corps and is one of the highest ranking African Americans in the armed forces, shared his ABCs’ of leadership: Ability (preparation), Breaks (seizing opportunity), and Courage (not being afraid to act and delegate). Think you could apply his advice to your own quest for success? Check out these videos and see.


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