Exemplary Leadership Analysis

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There are many people who are considered a leader in their workplace, organization and in the United States; however, a leader usually have certain qualities to complete the leadership role. A leader must be willing to take initiative, and recognize goals (South University Online, 2015). The leader is a man who comes from South Africa and was the non-U.S President (1994-1999), author, activist for civil rights (Nelson Mandela, 2015). Being the president did not make him a leader, but being able to apply the five practices of Exemplary Leadership in his life effectively. The five practices of Exemplary Leadership consists of modeling the way, challenging the process, encouraging the heart, inspiring a shared vision, and enabling others to act …show more content…
Once he discovered a group of people was not implementing goals to benefit the people he would challenge their leadership by becoming involved in activities (Staff, 2009). When Mandela went to prison, his ability to challenge the process was revealed when he would take any opportunity to go against things out of his cause. Also, he studied law while incarcerated for eighteen years and obtain a Bachelor of Law degree (Nelson Mandela, 2015). While as president, he took advantage of the nation 's passion for sports to promote a resolution by pivoting points between whites and blacks, inspiring the blacks to participate on national rugby team (Nelson Mandela, 2015). The rugby team will create equality and participation from all individuals. If the situation becomes challenging then a solution is implemented. He was willing to take risk and it was revealed when he was encouraging the blacks to participate on the team. Mandela’s increased innovative ideas is what led South Africa to hosting the Rugby World’s Cup. This event brought recognition to the young nation (Nelson Mandela, 2015). Another way for challenging the process is officially becoming the first black president, and he was willing to go the furthest to complete good contributions for integrating South Africa (Staff, 2009).
The third practice of Exemplary Leadership shown by Nelson Mandela is “Encouraging the Heart”. Mandela’s persistent dedication to freedom fights and defense of human dignity in his country helped to soften the people who he was going against. Once the nation seen Mandela had earned Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 because he has a great amount love for peace and reconciliation help encourage the heart (Maanga, G. S.

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