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Nelson Mandela

Alternative Leadership Presentation

Jeremy Horlings

on 14 November 2010

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Transcript of Nelson Mandela

Leadership Traits Vision Integrity Dedication/Passion Humility Openness Creativity Fairness Assertiveness Transformational Leadership Gardener Chess Player Shepherd Team Pretty Good (Formerly known as "Team Awesome") Formation of a great leader so what? 1918 - Birth 1919 - Father's eviction 1927 - Father's death 1948 - Politically active 1952 - Defiance campaign 1955 - Congress of the People 1956 - Arrested 1961 - Violent protest 1962 - Jail time 1990 - Freedom 1994 - President 1999 - Retirement 2010 - Still active What? Educational Leader as... "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela an extremely clear picture spending whatever time and energy that is necessary same on the outside as on the inside recognizing that they are no better to see outside the box dealing with others consistently and justly listen to new ideas clearly state what one expects he plants the seeds then watches cultivates harvests the results Like the gardener, a leader must:
- take responsibility for what he cultivates
- mind his work
- try to repel enemies
- preserve what can be preserved
- eliminate what cannot succeed Mandela patiently waited and never forgot his crop Mandela’s passion and dedication gave him the energy to fight for the rights of his people. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur take the front line when there is danger then people will appreciate your leadership “As a leader... I have always endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion. Oftentimes, my own opinion will simply represent a con-sensus of what I heard in the discussion. I always remember the axiom: 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.” "Move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way” “Leading from behind” is especially necessary initially because the “shepherd’s” own control over members of the “flock” is inherently limited.
The key to the “shepherd’s” power is knowledge of his flock
Mandela's notions of leadership were profoundly influenced by observing the
Regent during the meetings at the "Great Place" style of play was slow and deliberate strategy conservative carefully considered the ramifications of every option took a long time between moves Know your enemy 1985 he’s offered his freedom if he promises to reject violence as a political tool. He says no because a prisoner can’t bargain.
Lead without losing the base (i.e negotiating from prison when he said he wouldn’t negotiate as a prisoner; took a risk but made sure his supporters understood his strategy)
Mandela sees the power conflict between ANC and government, and by extension between black and white in S. A. as a whole, in variable-sum rather than zero-sum terms: both sides stand to gain from a political settlement, both sides lose in the event of civil war. There is a significant risk in making the first move toward compromise, because of “the information it yields, or may seem to yield, about one’s eagerness”
Keep friends close and enemies closer
Appearances matter. He made sure he looked like a leader in dress; used his smile to send a message about forgiveness that he may not have always felt My style of play was slow and deliberate; my strategy conservative. I carefully considered the ramifications of every option and took a long time between moves. dog
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