Nelson Mandela Leadership

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is one of the most known south Africans in the world , he was a politician and a philanthropist who served as a president of south Africa from 1994 to 1999 . In life people will always look up to others who suffered and experienced more pain then them , and this wonderful man sacrificed all his life to change things that needed to be changed from his view of point. Mandela was a shining example of the kind of leadership we need these days . Talking about his life , Madiba spent twenty seven years of his life in prison, The evil was always felt by Mandela from the people around him , enemies of peace and success wanted to keep him down as much as they can because they knew the change he was planning to make, and this…show more content…
He was very confident in his own skin , he believed that anything in this world can be achieved by peace and love , he taught his enemies great lessons by forgiving them and giving them more chances, he had a unique vision that made him able to see beyond the pain and struggles . Greatness isn’t easy to be achieved , but as I mentioned before the more you suffer and sacrifice, people start looking up to you as an example of greatness and leadership , and this pain and suffering helped shape Mandela to be one of the greatest. During the 27 years Mandela spent in jail his depersonalization was rarely found anywhere else , he was always forgiving his jailors and feeling compassion for those who helped cause him a lot of pain. Greatness is different than perfection , when we talk about Nelson Mandela we always say that he is great but never perfect because nobody is perfect on this planet , as a leader Nelson always admitted his mistakes in front of everyone and was always trying to be a better person that the day before, he use to always acknowledge his flaws which made him even greater and greater. Following his actions he once said that ‘’one of the most difficult things is not to change society but to change…show more content…
A story told by a person who served for 5 years near Nelson Mandela was a great example of humbleness and greatness, this guy has travelled far and wide with him , he was telling everyone around him with tears all over his face that he received nothing but courtesy and kindness from Mr. President , he was so shocked that Mandela used to treat him the same way he treated the president of United States and the Queen of England, As a president he used to win all kinds of people around him old they were or young , strong or weak, men or women , if it was about winning people, he would be the master of this

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