Obama Leadership Quotes– The former President of the United States, Barack Obama marked his 56th birthday yesterday, August 4th and we would like to look back at some of his thoughts on leadership.
Obama did not mark his birthday in the public eye. Nonetheless he received trolls and trolls of birthday wishes from famous personalities from the entertainment world to political leaders.
In all of these wishes, none came close to Michelle’s messages.
The former first lady took to Twitter to celebrate his all time “phenomenal” partner.
Making it more heartfelt, Michelle uploaded a throwback picture of Barack Obama’s birthday celebration with his family in 2004.
According to ABC, the picture as Obama was celebrating his 43rd birthday with his family while campaigning for the Senate.
The past president was also seen having dinner with the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. It was hinted that they were sharing ideas on how to nurture a young generation of effective future leaders.
Obama has earlier confirmed that as part of his post-presidential missions, he intends to help foster effective leadership skills in the younger generation. He has always indicated his passion for positive change through good leadership.
To mark his 56th birthday, here are some Obama leadership quotes:
1. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
2. Ask yourself- How can I make people around me do great things?
3. In the end, that’s what [this] election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
4. The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on
5. Nobody should be president for life. Your country is better off if you have new blood and new ideas.
6. If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.
7. It’s not enough to train today’s workforce. We also have to prepare tomorrow’s workforce by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education.
8. You have the power to hold your leaders accountable and to build institutions that serve the people.
9. If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.
10. We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender.
11. Africa doesn’t need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.
12. Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes, Shake it off. Stop complaining. Stop grumbling. Stop crying. We are going to press on. We have work to do.
13. We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
14. We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
15. Development depends upon good governance. That is the ingredient which has been missing in far too many places, for far too long. That is the change that can unlock Africa’s potential. And that is a responsibility that can only be met by Africans.”