What Today’s Leaders Can Learn From Nelson Mandela’s Leadership Style

Parallels  Between USA and South Africa

The USA and South Africa are oceans apart in geography, culture and history.  And yet, as someone who was born in South Africa and lived there for more than half my life, and who is now a US citizen, I see several fascinating parallels.  Today South Africa is […]


The ONE Ability that made Nelson Mandela A Great Leader

If you haven’t seen the movie ‘Invictus’ yet, I can highly recommend it.   Apart from a truly astonishing performance by Morgan Freeman as Mandela, this movie beautifully depicts the unmatched, absolutely unique leadership style of Nelson Mandela.

Mandela spent twenty seven years in a tiny prison cell on Robben Island for opposing […]


Ted Kennedy was a Spirited Leader

Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy
(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)

I was born in South Africa during the brutal apartheid regime.  Being white I did not suffer the horrors that the black people suffered, but helplessly watching how millions of people were denied basic human rights took a toll on me.  But that is […]


The Leadership Traits of Recession-Proof Leaders

Leadership Traits of Recession-Proof-Leaders – Part 1

The sudden and unprecedented financial meltdown of 2008 has left its mark on the psyche of the nation. Millions of people are showing physical, emotional and behavioral signs of shock. Employees are coming to work with huge levels of anxiety and fear, they have seen their neighbors, colleagues, […]