Leadership Tips from Michelle Obama

I miss Michelle Obama. Every time she spoke she dropped knowledge to help us reflect our own way of thinking and actions! Here’s a look back to a few great tips from Michelle Obama.


“He believes when you work hard and you cross the door of opportunity, don’t slam it! Don’t close the door behind you! You REACH BACK and bring others up! @MichelleObama

1. Leadership is 100% about creating new leaders. If you are at the top and love the feeling of being above your subordinates then your motives for leadership are off. Effective leaders lead because they want to create change, influence others to take action, and work their way to a position to challenge the same in others. 

‎”Being President doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are.” @MichelleObama

2. Leadership is an internal expression of an inward ability. Leaders shouldn’t become someone “new” once they get into their position because leadership is not about position. Leadership is about the ability to influence change on any level. It reveals who you are because it should be who you are. 


“That’s the man I see in those quiet moments late at night, hunched over his desk, poring over the letters people have sent him,” she said. “I see the concern in his eyes … and I hear the determination in his voice as he tells me, ‘You won’t believe what these folks are going through, Michelle . it’s not right. We’ve got to keep working to fix this. We’ve got so much more to do.” She added: “I see how that’s what drives Barack Obama every single day.”

3. Leadership is about the drive! What fuels you to keep going even in difficult situations? Leaders have to have something to refresh their energy. They frequently revisit the reason for the cause. They hear the voices of the people they are working for and figure out solutions to fix them. Leaders are true problem solvers. 

“In the end, for Barack, these issues aren’t political. They’re personal,” she said.

4. Leaders have values. They add value to the issues they value! Simply put they stand for what they believe in.  It allows authenticity and a personal connection to be made. 

Question: What is your favorite quote from Michelle Obama?

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