Tuesday, 10 January 2012

HOW TO GIVE A BETTER SPEECH THAN OBAMA and change your world - (Obama's decision making tip) Darren Kelly, Kellcomm, Blog - Day 50


On November 2, 2006 Barack Obama offered the world an insight into his leadership skills on ‘Talk of The Nation’ in the US. All leaders must make tough decisions at times, and this interview offered us an insight into Obama’s decision making mind-set. He said, “If it’s something consistent with my broader values and is just a matter of tactics – having to take half a loaf - then that’s something I’m comfortable with.” He said that if his decision violated his core beliefs, then it would not be worth it.

It seems Obama operates with a win-win mentality where he wishes success for both sides of an issue. He admitted he had the courage to seek compromise if the longer-term picture demanded it. Compromise is not a weakness but courage to see past the quick-fix gain that may offer more harm down the road.

Obama highlighted a truth in our own lives that when we make a decision that is contrary to our values of integrity, we may pay a big price. That price may be a broken business or personal relationship that cannot be repaired. When we make a decision without values, we have to live with the harmful consequences that may run free from our control.

Tomorrow, I will discuss why Obama’s chances of winning the election this year are getting more difficult.

Take care,


PS: 'HOW TO GIVE A BETTER SPEECH THAN OBAMA and change your world' - is available on iTunes and Amazon NOW!
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Text version out January 31st.

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