RAMAPHOSA’S LESSONS FROM MADIBA

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Con­sul­ta­tive lead­er­ship

“Madiba al­ways wanted to hear the views of other peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly those whose views dif­fered from his own. This char­ac­ter­is­tic has greatly in­flu­enced my own lead­er­ship. I like to hear the opin­ions of other peo­ple so that I can for­mu­late a de­ci­sion hav­ing can­vassed a va­ri­ety of views, in­clud­ing those that may be con­trary to my own.”

Self­less­ness

“Madiba never con­sid­ered his per­sonal in­ter­ests. He al­ways placed oth­ers first.”

Modesty and hu­mil­ity

“Be­cause Madiba was a very con­fi­dent man, it of­ten masked his modesty. His modesty was un­der­pinned by hu­mil­ity. He never ex­pressed his con­fi­dence through ar­ro­gance, but was al­ways forth­right. He suc­ceeded in bal­anc­ing var­i­ous shades of his per­son­al­ity in a way that cam­ou­flaged his weak­nesses.”

Com­pas­sion

“Madiba was com­pas­sion­ate to a fault. He em­braced hu­man­ity be­yond lim­its. But what stood out was that he al­ways wanted to be on the side of the vul­ner­a­ble, the weak and the down­trod­den.”

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