Invictus: Love and Foresight critical for the successful leader

I watched this movie last week and was amazed by the quality of the leadership. If you haven’t watch it, please do. If you already did, please do it again. This real life story demonstrate many of the concept taught in Organizational behaviour and Change Management classes. But there are two things not discussed by the professors: how investing your time and capital in a lousy rugby team can effectively take the rainbow nation from a concept to public embraces between yesterday’s abusers and abused, and of course the mighty power of love and forgiveness.
We can discuss it much deeper but the key is that, love helps you to forgive and leave yesterday’s  chaos , and helps you to understand and nurture today’s balance.
Two quotes i enjoyed very much:
1. The first Mandela-Pienaar discussion:

2. The President has decided to put « his whole » self in the balance to protect the name of the lousy rugby team.

Well, what can we add? For the road, one more? Captain Pienaar, on the eve before the greatest match of his entire life, is thinking.

It’s time to continue our days folks. Let me send you off with the original words of Invictus, the Victorian Poem.

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley


Be blessed people.

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