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The Power of Conviction

By July 29, 2016February 14th, 2019Articles, Leadership
[one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]“If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you.” Maurice Saatchi

It’s no secret that in order to command attention, influence outcomes and others and be heard, leaders need to be relevant, courageous and have a strong message.

Last week Michelle Obama delivered a speech to the Democratic National Convention. It’s been highly regarded and spoken about in the media because of the First Lady’s obvious passion. However, I think the power in her delivery is so much more than passion, it’s the conviction in her delivery, her presence and her message about the responsibility we have to our future leaders.

Everyone has a different opinion about Michelle Obama but putting that aside for a moment her speech is well worth listening to. If you have been reading my blogs for a while now you will know I am particularly drawn to strong leaders who are courageous in their message and know what they stand for. David Morrison, our Australian of the Year, is a particularly strong role model of mine because of the strength of his conviction and his commitment to what he believes to be true. Michelle Obama is another great example of this.

The simple fact is we need leaders like this. We need people who inspire, who stand for something and are relevant to our future. There’s a lot to learn from Michelle Obama’s message, not only in her delivery but in her message.

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