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The Real Leadership Legacy of Nelson Mandela

The real leadership example of Nelson Mandela will live on. To be inspired we simply need to open to his conscious navigation with core human values, his courage and resolve, and his quiet dignity.

A few years ago, twelve years after the historic end of Apartheid, I worked with gifted American executive coaches in South Africa. Our assignment was to support the management and leadership development of South African business leaders.

The South African business executives taught me about real leadership, with authenticity. Their consistent conversation was consciously navigated with core human values, and it was inherently inspiring. Such is the power of emulation.

I expect the legacy of Nelson Mandela will be real leadership, aimed at worthy goals, advanced with core human values as the crucial criteria for excellence.