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Mandela’s Micro-political Skills

Whenever I ask my class to name me five charismatic leaders, Nelson Mandela always appears on the list.  When it comes to leadership, Mandela teaches us that it’s just charisma, but micro-political tactics.  It’s knowing people, trusting yourself, not ego-driven.  Richard Stengel’s wonderful piece, Mandela: His 8 Lessons of Leadership, is a must-read.  With clarity and straightforwardness, Stengel hits the marks describing what it takes to be a proactive leader.



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