Nelson Mandela


One of the greatest Leader-Managers of our time. A Leader of a vision for a new South Africa built on justice and unity. A Manager of one of the most dramatic political transitions of modern times predicated on averting the downsides of bloodshed and turmoil. Just a few of his quotes below underscore both his leader-manager wisdom as well as his courageous embrace of failureā€¦

  • "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."
  • "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."
  • "I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying."
  • "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."