What Is Nelson Mandela's Legacy

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In 1992 Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa and so the legacy of Mandela began throughout the world. Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for political sabotage in 1964. He was released after serving 27 years, which soon ended the reign of Frederik Willem De Klerk. The movie Invictus is dedicated to telling his inspiring journey as president.
Due to the lack of bad leadership from Mandela, Frederik Willem de Klerk becomes the focus of bad leadership. The Law of Navigation says, “Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.” De Klerk left office with South Africa in ruins. The entire country was divided and he did nothing to change it. He could lead but he showed bad leadership cause the country to spiral into ruin.
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Jason Tshabalala’s team asks him how they can trust the old security to which he replies, “we can’t.” The Law of Solid Ground states, “Trust is the foundation of leadership.” After Tshabalala tells his team they cannot trust them, they focus more on their pride than the safety of Mandela. His pride caused a division in security, which is poor leadership.
Mandela’s release from prison and election for president happened quickly. He knew he had to gain the trust of South Africa before he could lead them, but he knew it would take time. The Law of Process says, “Leadership develops daily not in a day.” Mandela understood this law and implemented it well. He took his presidency day-by-day focusing on trust. Mandela gained the nations trust through rugby. Rugby was the heart of the nation so Mandela gained leadership over them by being involved. The nation soon loved him and became united because of his leadership.
Good leadership was not hard to find throughout Invictus. Nelson Mandela encompassed nearly every leadership law in the 21 Laws of

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