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“Obama” at Chennai Leadership Summit

David Appasamy, whose presentation I admired at a recent SiliconIndia Leadership Summit in Chennai, used US President Obama as the example for how successful Leaders think. He described Obama’s leadership qualities to trace the President’s series of successes all the way to the top.

I would like to add something. In our excitement and urgency to praise Obama, we’re forgetting the role played by the American people in his success. It was America and the American people that recognized his talents and “fostered” his growth — as a Harvard student, as a Senator, as a Campaigner, and now as the nation’s President. If we ignore this, it might sound like he manipulated his way up, which is not true.

Kudos to Obama’s leadership skills! Kudos to the American people!

First posted in WordPress on January 30, 2009

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