I recently received this quote from successories.com and it reminded me about the inspiring life of Nelson Mandela:
“As a leader… I have always endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion. Oftentimes, my own opinion will simply represent a con-sensus of what I heard in the discussion. I always remember the axiom: a leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” ~Nelson Mandela
Receiving this quote, I quickly went to the library and picked up his autobiography and I am pleased to share, this book is filled with inspiration and encouragement. I recommend reading his inspirational life story. It reminded me of how naive I can be in my own sheltered, Canadian life.