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Nelson mandela leadership presentation E Homins

  1. 1. Nelson Mandela An Insightful Leader By Emily Homins
  2. 2. A Leader for the People <ul><li>“ During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” (Mandela 1990) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Political Prisoner <ul><li>Imprisoned for 27 years for anti-apartheid sentiments </li></ul><ul><li>Fellow prisoners looked to him as a role model and leader </li></ul><ul><li>“ To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the lives of others” (Mandela) </li></ul>
  4. 4. South African President <ul><li>After released from prison elected president in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Reconciled white and black factions </li></ul><ul><li>“ One of our strongest weapons is dialogue.” (Mandela) </li></ul><ul><li>“ I will pass through this world but once, and I do not want to divert my attention from my task, which is to unite the nation.” (Mandela 1996) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Nelson Mandela? <ul><li>He was influential in ending apartheid </li></ul><ul><li>He is charismatic and motivates people using unorthodox methods. </li></ul><ul><li>He began the reconciliation of a nation with rugby. </li></ul><ul><li>He was forgiving and remained dedicated to unifying South Africa despite his mistreatment by the whites. </li></ul><ul><li>He remains an important role model today. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Leadership <ul><li>“ Practical leadership must be given to capable men, whatever their status in society” (Mandela 1986) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t address their brains. Address their hearts.” (Mandela) </li></ul><ul><li>His leadership was particularly effective because he did address the hearts of his people, black and white. </li></ul><ul><li>He did not seek revenge on the white minority after he became president. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Leadership <ul><li>“ The mark of great leaders is the ability to understand the context in which they are operating and act accordingly.” (Mandela) </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it is their own idea” (Mandela) </li></ul><ul><li>“ A leader who relies on authority to solve problems is bound to come to grief.” (Mandela) </li></ul><ul><li>Mandela relied on his ability to inspire the best from people. </li></ul><ul><li>He was wise in knowing his limitations and worked within those limitations. </li></ul><ul><li>He inspired people to follow him willingly. </li></ul><ul><li>His words speak profoundly as to who he is as a man and leader. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Invictus (2009)
  9. 9. 1995 Rugby World Cup <ul><li>Used Rugby to unite South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Mandela thanked Pienaar for all he had done for their country, Pienaar responded, “No Mr. President, thank you for all you have done for our country.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our whole nation stood behind a sport which was once a symbol of apartheid.” (Mandela) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Leading by Quitting <ul><li>One term as president “to set the course” for the nation </li></ul><ul><li>In 1999, he would be 80 years old, “an octogenarian shouldn’t be meddling in politics.” (Mandela) </li></ul><ul><li>He knew when to move on, stepping down after getting the country on track. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Role Model <ul><li>Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS/HIV activist </li></ul><ul><li>“ You are responsible for your own future, and with hard work you can accomplish anything and make your dreams come true.” (Mandela 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>“ On my last day I want to know that those who remain behind will say: “The man who lies here has done his duty for his country and his people” (Mandela 1999) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sources <ul><li>Boehmer, Elleke. Nelson Mandela: A Brief Insight. New York: Sterling Publishing, 2008. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Carlin, John. Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation. New York: Penguin Press, 2008. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Cohen, David Elliot & John D. Battersby. Nelson Mandela: A Life in Photographs. New York: Sterling Publishing, 2009. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Crwys-Williams, Jennifer, ed. In the Words of Nelson Mandela. New York: Walker & Company, 2010. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Freeman, Morgan, actor. Invictus. Burbank: Warner Brothers, 2009. DVD. </li></ul><ul><li>Mandela, Nelson. In His Own Words. New York: Little, Brown & Company, 2003. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Mandela, Nelson. The Struggle is My Life. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1986. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Stengel, Richard. Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage. New York, Crown Publishers, 2009. Print. </li></ul>