Nelson Mandela’s 7 Leadership Lessons


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(1) Master your meaning and your emotions

(2) Treat the losers with dignity and turn them into partners

(3) Shift perspectives through symbolism and shared experiences

(4) Embody the spirit of Ubuntu*

(5) Everybody feels bigger in your presence

(6) Build a sustainable fellowship around your cause

(7) Bottle the dream for future generations

* “Mandela talked about bringing ‘the spirit of Ubuntu: that profound African sense that we are human only through the humanity of other human beings.’ In a thread that defines his whole life, he said, ‘I believe that in the end that it is kindness and accommodation that are the catalysts for real change.’

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Mark Holmgren
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