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Leadership in the Classroom

Mandela:  His 8 Lessons of Leadership by Richard Steele – Time Magazine, July 21, 2008, pgs 43-48

 “The world’s greatest moral leader reflects on a lifetime of service-and what the rest of us can learn from it.”

 1.)          Courage is not the absence of fear-it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.

 2.)          Lead from the front-but don’t leave your base behind.

 3.)          Lead from the back-and let others believe they are in front.

 4.)         Know your enemy-and learn about his favorite sport.

 5.)          Keep your friends close-and your rivals closer.

 6.)          Appearances matter-and remember to smile.

 7.)          Nothing is black or white.

 8.)          Quitting is leading too.


My graduate professor shared this list with me in my Library Management course. Today, I try to apply these leadership skills in my classroom.

N.L. McBeth

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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Checklist, Teaching Tools


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