I finally saw the movie Invictus yesterday. It stars Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. My colleague, Michael Nel, suggested it to me. He’s from South Africa, and said it was historically accurate as well as a great leadership story.
The intentionality of Mandela’s leadership is truly impressive. And it’s fascinating to see the way he uses something that might (to some) seem trivial — rugby — to connect with people who might be afraid, angry or resentful of his leadership. Freeman’s performance is also riveting. Don’t miss it, even if you don’t care about rugby, or sports. You’ll learn something about leadership.