Leadership lessons from Nelson Mandela
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  • 1. July is Mandela Month, and with Madiba's birthday on 18 July 2013 it is an appropriate time for us to celebrate Madiba's birthday, and reflect on his values. Even in his critical state of health, Madiba continues to inspire us and unite us all over the world, as he continues his Long Walk to Freedom. He continues to be the symbol of hope we have for the well being of our country and the world. LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM NELSON MANDELA AMATHUBA CONSULTING Pty Ltd CREATING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SELF-AWARENESS AND SELF-EMPOWERMENT The word AMATHUBA is isiXhosa for OPPORTUNITIES
  • 2. A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” SELF AWARENESS I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. DO NOT JUDGE ME BY MY SUCCESSES, JUDGE ME BY HOW MANY TIMES I FELL DOWN AND GOT BACK UP AGAIN.
  • 3. I HAVE NEVER CARED VERY MUCH FOR PERSONAL PRIZES. A PERSON DOESN’T BECOME A FREEDOM FIGHTER IN THE HOPE OF WINNING AWARDS. AS I WALKED OUT THE DOOR TOWARD THE GATE THAT WOULD LEAD TO MY FREEDOM, I KNEW IF I DIDN’T LEAVE MY BITTERNESS AND HATRED BEHIND, I’D STILL BE IN PRISON. SELF MANAGEMENT
  • 4. IT IS T IS SAID THAT NO ONE TRULY KNOWS A NATION UNTIL ONE HAS BEEN INSIDE ITS JAILS. A NATION SHOULD NOT BE JUDGED BY HOW IT TREATS ITS HIGHEST CITIZENS, BUT ITS LOWEST ONES. NO SINGLE PERSON CAN LIBERATE A COUNTRY. YOU CAN ONLY LIBERATE A COUNTRY IF YOU ACT AS A COLLECTIVE. SOCIAL AWARENESS I STAND HERE BEFORE YOU NOT AS A PROPHET, BUT AS A HUMBLE SERVANT OF YOU, THE PEOPLE. ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED WHEN I WAS NEGOTIATING WAS THAT UNTIL I CHANGED MYSELF, I COULD NOT CHANGE OTHERS.
  • 5. IT IS T IS SAID THAT NO ONE TRULY KNOWS A NATION UNTIL ONE HAS BEEN INSIDE ITS JAILS. A NATION SHOULD NOT BE JUDGED BY HOW IT TREATS ITS HIGHEST CITIZENS, BUT ITS LOWEST ONES. RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
  • 6. IT IS T IS SAID THAT NO ONE TRULY KNOWS A NATION UNTIL ONE HAS BEEN INSIDE ITS JAILS. A NATION SHOULD NOT BE JUDGED BY HOW IT TREATS ITS HIGHEST CITIZENS, BUT ITS LOWEST ONES. SPORT HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD…IT HAS THE POWER TO INSPIRE. IT HAS THE POWER TO UNITE PEOPLE IN A WAY THAT LITTLE ELSE DOES. IT IS MORE POWERFUL THAN OVERNMENT IN BREAKING DOWN RACIAL BARRIERS.
  • 7. IT IS T IS SAID THAT NO ONE TRULY KNOWS A NATION UNTIL ONE HAS BEEN INSIDE ITS JAILS. A NATION SHOULD NOT BE JUDGED BY HOW IT TREATS ITS HIGHEST CITIZENS, BUT ITS LOWEST ONES. IF YOU TALK TO A MAN IN A LANGUAGE HE UNDERSTANDS, THAT GOES TO HIS HEAD. IF YOU TALK TO HIM IN HIS LANGUAGE, THAT GOES TO HIS HEART.
  • 8. 1. SELF-AWARENESS The Key To Change. Know Yourself, Grow Yourself SELF AWARENESS is the necessary first step toward exploring and coming to understand yourself, and toward change. If you aren’t aware of what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and the way it’s affecting others, you can’t change. 2. SELF-MANAGEMENT is the key to our ability to manage change, or any other curve ball life throws us. Stephen Covey emphasises that you and I have response-ability, the ability to choose our response to any situation. Managing our emotions allows us to make these choices so we can choose how we respond to any situation. 3. SOCIAL AWARENESS is about carefully considering what people want, and planning to communicate with them in a way that is intended to meet that need. About acknowledging the emotions of others, being thoughtful and considerate of their feelings, and making decisions that take those feelings into consideration. 4. RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT allows you to connect with others in ways that help them feel understood and supported. Managing relationships is an essential emotional intelligence skill that enables you to effectively lead change or manage personal change.
  • 9. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed. SELF AWARENESS AND SELF MANAGEMENT FOR LEADERSHIP Contact details Mike Fraser ' 021 885 1975 PO Box 84  083 518 7272 PNIEL * michael.fraser0@gmail.com 7681 : ww.amathubaconsulting.co.za