Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela

This week the world is mourning the loss of a truly remarkable leader. Nelson Mandela’s legacy will live on. As a leader, he taught us all so much about resilience, courage, forgiveness, and being a game-changer.

Now, a tribute to Nelson Mandela, a leader who made a real and lasting difference in his 95 years. We share with you today his own words, words that speak volumes about the way he approached leadership:

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
“It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die.” 
“Reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustice.” 
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“Lead from the back, and let others believe they are in front.” 
“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.”
When people are determined, they can overcome anything.”
Which of Nelson Mandela’s quotes most inspires you to lead?

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