Second hand lessons learned from Nelson Mandela - The Packer

Second hand lessons learned from Nelson Mandela

12/09/2013 01:55:00 PM
Tom Karst

Tom KarstThere is no doubt the legacy of Nelson Mandela means a great deal to many people. This simple fact is demonstrated by the multitude of folks drawing from his life and times to list lessons learned. 

Just a cursory look at the Google search terms “Mandela lessons from” and you will pull up a full screen of "lessons learned" stories. Here are a few:

The real lessons we should learn from Mandela” - Fox News 

Nelson Mandela taught the world important lessons” - The Mercury 

The real lessons from the life of Nelson Mandela” - The Dissident Voice

Goff: Five lessons from Nelson Mandela” - Salt Lake Tribune

 “Bill Clinton recalls lessons from Nelson Mandela” - Politico

"Nelson Mandela still has lessons to teach the Tory Party" -  The Telegraph

"Great lessons in Mandela’s rise to African icon"

PMA chief executive officer and South African native son Bryan Silbermann also noted that Mandela offered lessons in association leadership, drawing on these three quotes from Mandela.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.”

“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.”

 Silbermann concludes: “No matter which country issues your passport, every PMA member can learn the timeless and universal lessons from Nelson Mandela. Lessons in leadership know no borders...”


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