Why did we choose Nelson Mandela?
A true great leader of his time, creating his dream and personal passion and motivation to ride South Africa of “Apartheid”, one man, one vote – he aspired followers to work toward his vision with his charisma, motivation, intelligence and being trust worthy.
Why is he a visionary leader?
His vision is clear and motivation is strong with the persistence endurance have inspired his followers to work together with him towards a vision. A vision that was for all people including native Africans to be granted the right to cast their vote in National Elections and that all citizens to be treated equally.
Extreme differences from radical left wing to conservative right
Violent clashes and public execution killing of AWB soldiers by Bophutatswana police
AWB wanting a separate Afrikaner state, National Party initiated apartheid but also instrumental in the dissolution of it
Environmental / Behaviour – “In my country we go to prison first and then become president.”
Leader Behaviour - In prison... “in stable environments, change can be incremental, with most emphasis on managing the task and relationship” (Page 73 of Avery).
Inspiration – “Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated” (Page 73 of Avery).
Consultative - Seeks participation, he adapted his behaviour for a win-win situation (Page 74 of Avery).