Biography About Nelson Mandela, A Great Political And Moral Leader

This biography is about the former South African President and 1993 Nobel prize winner, Nelson Mandela is a great political and moral leader of our times.

Former South African President and 1993 Nobel prize winner, Nelson Mandela is a great political and moral leader of our times. Over 80 years old, he continues to work tirelessly for those who need his help, demonstrating clearly all the qualities that make him into a great leader:


One of the qualities of a good leader is a strong clear vision and the ability to convey it. You need to understand where you want to lead your people, how you plan to get them there, and the ability to communicate this destination to your people. Nelson Mandela was able to do that admirably.

When the African National Congress was first formed in 1912, its main objective was to end the White people's domination and create a multi-racial South Africa. As a leader in the African National Congress Youth League, Nelson Mandela made the ANC vision his vision. In response to the new apartheid policies, the ANC Youth League drafted Program of Action calling for mass strikes, boycotts, protests and passive resistance. These were implemented, which resulted in the organization acquiring more activist.During his 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela continued to act as a great political leader to the people of South Africa, communicating his vision through his wife, Winnie Mandela, and the people who were able to gain access to him and bring out word. He became a political icon then and the world associated South Africa's freedom with his freedom.On his release from prison, South Africans faced a new challenge: how to create multi-racial society and let past transgressions go. This is where Nelson Mandela shined as a moral leader. He managed to put a new vision into the hearts of the South African people. Revenge would not bring South Africa the much longed for prosperity, he said. He encouraged the Black South African people to reconcile with the White South Africa, and forgive the past. He encourages the people of South Africa to learn about each other, to compromise and create a South Africa where race and color did not matter. This was the birth of a Rainbow Nation.


A theme is what people associate you with, which in an effective leader will be the relentless pursuit of the vision. For example, Franklin D. Roosevelt's theme was clear: We're going to offer a New Deal to take care of people.

Although people associate Nelson Mandela with the fight for the liberation of South Africa, his theme is about more than just South Africa's liberation. Nelson Mandela's theme is about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the fact that all people are entitled to these rights.

"˜"¦the values of happiness, justice, human dignity, peace and prosperity have a universal application because each people and every individual is entitled to them,' he said in one of his speeches. "˜Similarly, no people can truly say it is blessed with happiness, peace and prosperity where others, as human as itself, continue to be afflicted with misery, armed conflict and terrorism and deprivation.'

Once his work in South Africa was done, Nelson Mandela continued to pursue ways and means to help other communities access these rights.


People won't follow you unless you have shown integrity and consistency. Over and over again, Nelson Mandela has shown that his word is his bond. This is was demonstrated more clearly when he worked tirelessly to encourage Black South Africans to reconcile with White South Africa, and to forgive. The human, normal reaction would have been to marginalize White South Africans, regardless of what he had said during the negotiations. However, he stood by his word, gaining the admiration, respect and support of White South Africans and the world.


During his years as President, Nelson Mandela was known as a leader who delegated. His appointed leaders had the power to make decisions without interference from. He was also known as a modest man of the people; someone the people he led to could still relate to.


"Good leaders don't run around like the world is about to collapse every time there's a problem""they send off vibes that read, 'We can work this out,'

In recent years, Nelson Mandela has participated in negotiations in troubled countries. For example, the negotiations between the Israel and Palestine. In such situations, he was able to say what needs to be done, and to give the people the confidence that things can be worked out. Quite remarkable when the people involved have been in conflict for decades.


Nelson Mandela simplifies matters; he does not complicate them. We all know what he stands for. So when there is conflict, his policy is: what is best for all people concerned? What bring happiness, justice, human dignity, peace and prosperity to the people?

No airs

Nelson Mandela knows clearly who he is, and does not try to have airs. This is demonstrated by the way the people of South Africa address him. To many people, he is Madiba (his first name) or Tata (Grandfather). Even during his presidency, few South Africans thought of him as Mr President, even though it was entitled he had earned and deserved.

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