With Mandela’s passing a fortress of courage is gone. Therefore we must each be a little more courageous today–a little more Mandela.
To Lead Is To Transform:
When Nelson Mandela walked into the presidential palace for his first meeting with F.W. de Clerk he was still officially a prisoner. In fact he had been a prisoner for 26 years at that point. In his mind though, Mandela was freer than the person he was negotiating with. He was a free man because he had made a decision to transform his past animosities into a readiness to engage in an open dialogue. His own transformation became a tool to enable the transformation of his people. Read more here.
© Aviv Shahar