Originally posted on Business 360:
Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday recently made many people reflect on what the former South African president meant to them. It cannot be overstated just how important Mandela’s leadership was in steering South Africa away from civil war and into a democracy.
His particular style of leadership was fuelled by an innate inner strength, a deep sense of self-confidence and years of patience honed in an apartheid jail.
The characteristics that define Mandela, who was the right leader at the right time, provide clues for all of us on how to manage conflict, deal with enemies and play the long game.
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