Experience versus reflection on experienceSeptember 30, 2022
In a number of recent entries, we have noted that Nelson Mandela’s most consequential personal experience, the event that...0
The making of Nelson Mandela as an outstanding communicator and teacherSeptember 5, 2022
In my experience as a student and teacher of leadership, I have found Nelson Mandela to be a rare...
How Mandela’s personal commitment to the Springboks showed the way toward a united nationAugust 8, 2022
In the previous post, we noted that there is certainly more to tell about Nelson Mandela’s efforts to preserve...
A great leader writes a new storyJuly 20, 2022
At the close of the previous post, we noted that Nelson Mandela had more than mere blind faith in...
The Symbolic Power of SportsJuly 1, 2022
When Nelson Mandela won the presidential election of 1994, he took over a sharply divided country, one that was...
Back to blogging: life lessons from great leadersJune 21, 2022
These past months, when circumstances forced me to take an unintended break from writing, it was gratifying to hear...
The power of reconciliationJanuary 19, 2022
A dynamic scene from the movie Invictus depicts a tense conversation between President Nelson Mandela and Jason Tshabalala, his diligent and...
From a personal transformation to a new national narrativeDecember 16, 2021
Whether he knew it or not at the time, Nelson Mandela’s prison experience would provide something of a blueprint...
How Nelson Mandela reshaped himself in prisonNovember 26, 2021
In the previous post, we looked at the extraordinary change of attitude that transpired during Nelson Mandela’s lengthy incarceration....
How Nelson Mandela began a new story for South AfricaNovember 13, 2021
The previous post gave a brief description of Nelson Mandela’s first hours as President of South Africa. Many of...