Mandela – the passing of a modern day giant

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela. The millions of lives he touched in his lifetime, whether they be leaders on the world stage or the humble children playing in the dusty streets of the Africa they call home, will forever be inspired by the legacy of this humble servant. So much has been written about him at this time of his passing and so much more will be written in the weeks and years to come I expect, so I would like to keep it simple by sharing a brief selection of his words here. There is so much to choose from, but these few are among my most treasured. For me they encapsulate the essence of the man and his legacy of love and compassion…

Nelson Mandela looks to the future“No one is born hating…. People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate then they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Nelson Mandela achieved much, most of which will be praised and some of which may be challenged, but the enduring legacy for me will be his total commitment to compassion and forgiveness in his later years, through his ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ movement. It reminds me that we all have it within us to forgive and to look forward to a more compassionate future, and not backward to regret and recrimination.

Nelson Mandela world leaderMandela endured so much over the decades of is adult years to right the wrongs of an oppressive system, but his indomitable spirit and his unwavering belief in the innate goodness of humanity shone through it all.

Vale Nelson Mandela

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Until then… Let’s seek to understand more and judge less. Have a great week – Brian

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About Brian Clark

Brian Clark is the principal director of Precision Profiling®.

He is a renowned practitioner, writer and speaker on building total customer cultures; values driven leadership and world best practice strategy and implementation.

He has been a guest lecturer on world best practice for the executive management programme at Monash University’s business college (Mt Eliza campus); an adviser to and key note speaker for the Singapore Productivity Association and a consultant to many major Australian and overseas corporations and government departments.

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