MANDELA’S WAY…

Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love and Courage
by
Richard Stengel

This isn’t right. In a very basic way, his intolerance of injustice was what goaded him. It was the engine of his discontent, his simple verdict on the basic immorality of apartheid. He was something was wrong and tried to right it. He saw injustice and tried to fix it. p. 7

Courage Is Not The Absence Of Fear. p. 21

Be Measured. p. 37

Lead From The Front. p. 55

Lead From The Rear. P. 73

…[T]he idea is that leadership at its most fundamental is about moving people in a certain direction — usually through changing the direction of their thinking and their actions. And the way to do that is not necessarily by charging out front and saying, Follow me, but by empowering or pushing others to move forward ahead of you. It is through empowering others that we impart our own leadership or ideas. p. 77

The African model of leadership is better expressed as ubuntu, the idea that people are empowered by other people, that we become our best selves through unselfish interaction with other82s. p. 81

Mandela knew that the surest way to defuse an argument is to listen patiently to the opposing point of view. p. 82

Look The Part. p. 85

Have A Core Principle. p. 101

[L]aw is nothing but organized force used by the ruling class to shape the social order in a way favourable to itself. p. 110

See The Good In Others. p. 115

Know Your Enemy. p. 131

Keep Your Rivals Close. p. 149

Know When To Say No. p. 161

It’s A Long Game. p. 169

Love Makes The Difference. p. 179

Quitting Is Leading Too. p. 199

It’s Always Both. p. 207

Find Your Own Garden. p. 215

Jeremiad: a prolonged lamentation or complaint; a cautionary or angry harangue, from Jerimiah (the depressive). p.

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