Nelson mandela leadership

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Leadership in the World can learn from the Father of the South African Nation!

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Nelson mandela leadership

  1. 1. A LOOK AT LEADERSHIP
  2. 2. Qualities of LeadersNelson Rolihlahla Mandela
  3. 3. Lessons in Leadership  Born 18 July 1918  27 years in confinement  1990 set free  Nobel Peace prize recipient in 1993  Elected President of South Africa in 1994  Favourite music – Handel and Tchaikovsky  Strict exercise routine – 4.30 pm daily  Honorary degrees – 50 International Universities  Negotiated SA through the minefield of transition “Good leaders know when they are right, great leaders know when they are wrong” Cyril Ramaphosa
  4. 4. Lessons in Leadership “Nelson personifies charismatic leadership, while being a traditional and bureaucratic leader”
  5. 5. Lessons in Leadership Traditional leadership is inherited; Bureaucratic leadership is rule governed; Charismatic leadership is aninherent part of the personality of the individual.”
  6. 6. Lessons in LeadershipOther qualities beyond charisma (Nelson Mandela)1. Love and respect – human kind2. Resilience3. Humility and empathy4. Self depreciation – sense of humour5. No grudges6. Risk taker – innovator7. Visibility and good communicator8. Valuing others points of view9. Visionary - focussed
  7. 7. “True leadership of the kind Mandela exhibits is about the greater task of navigating from one state, through paradigmchanges, into the next. It is about being able to takethose who choose to follow along an uncertain and unknown path to find a brighter future”- Tony Phillips CEO Barlows

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