President Barack Obama has more policy legacies than the average incumbent of the office, whether it’s the Affordable Care Act, the Paris Agreement or a thawing of the US-Cuba relationship. But one legacy that might just outlive every single act of legislation in the history books is the sense of hope he engendered, both in the US and around the world.
His leadership inspired a generation of young people to stand up and fight for what they believe in. Since leaving office, the work of the Obama Foundation has been focused on continuing that legacy. Last month, that led to the foundation’s inaugural Leaders: Asia-Pacific summit in Kuala Lumpur.
A total of 200 leaders, including 10 Gen.T honourees, were selected from around the region for a fellowship programme, which includes mentorship and training. The summit kicked off the year-long programme with a series of talks and classes focused on social impact.
Speaking to an intimate crowd of fellows and a handful of selected media, including Gen.T, President Obama was relaxed and candid during the talk, sharing his experiences and insights with the room. Here are six of the leadership lessons we took from the session.
- Understand that where you grow up shapes your perspective.
- Find the middle- ground the areas that unite us.
- The most important thing is to listen.
- Don’t ever feel hopeless.
- Maintain perspective.
- Find balance when you’re young.
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I would like to Thank the Obamas for their service to the USA and their excellency in leadership.