Episode 36: If Nelson Mandela Was Your Head of School....

Episode 36 Show Notes


The Four Most Outstanding Leadership Qualities  of Nelson Mandela


Leadership Quality #1: Show courage when we face adversity 

Leadership quality #2: Believe in your vision

Leadership quality #3: Commit to doing what is right

Leadership Quality #4: Show dedication to your followers


Four Quotes From Nelson Mandela That Illuminate His Leadership Style:

“They always sat in a circle. My father was always the last to speak”.

“A leader…is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” 

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

 “If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important – and you do that by being genuine and humble.”


Call to Action

  • Pick one leadership quality and then emphasize it in your practice


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