11th December 2013

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by: designers-i

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Categories: Engage for Success Blog

Leadership lessons from Nelson Mandela’s life

Two big leadership lessons can be drawn from observation of Nelson Mandela’s life and time in history. The first lesson is that it takes more than a single heroic leader at the top to change the trajectory of an institution, or a nation. The second lesson is that in leadership, character is always more important than strategy.

A recent HR Zone article by Brian Bacon (Chairman & Founder of Oxford Leadership Academy) talks about the lessons learnt from Nelson Mandela’s time in history.

Lesson #1: It takes more than a single heroic leader at the top to change the trajectory of an institution, or a nationmandela

Lesson #2 In leadership, character is more important than strategy

Nelson Mandela played his role magnificently and we can learn great lessons from his life, but now it’s time for a new generation of leaders to emerge, leaders willing and motived to empower and develop other leaders to confront corruption and transform institutions for good.  Great leaders create great leaders. This is not only true for South Africa, its true everywhere.

Read the full article here.