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LEADERSHIP LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM NELSON MANDELA
 

Last week, I was astonished to hear about the death of Nelson Mandela.  Like many others across the world, I took some time to reflect on the life of this incredible leader.  During this time of reflection, I heard countless prominent men and women speak highly about his character as a leader.  I was touched by the array of wisdom used by this man to enrich and inspire the lives of others,  was empowered by the positive transformation that Mr. Mandela's life had on people all across the world, and was grateful for the life and leadership of this incredible leader. 

 

All things considered, I earnestly believe that Nelson Mandela is one of the most influential, powerful, and best example of great leadership within our generation.   He modeled the attributes of great leadership, had the courage to tackle monumental problems in the world, was willing to make personal sacrifices for justice and equality, lived for the well-being of others so that they could have a better life, grew daily as a man and leader, and most importantly, his life left a positive mark on the lives of others all across the world.  As we move forward into the 21st Century, I believe that we can learn a great deal of powerful leadership lessons from the life of Nelson Mandela.

 

For the next few moments, I would like to share with you seven lessons of leadership that I have been able to extract from the life of this impactful world leader.

 

Leadership Lesson One

Great Leaders Forgive

 

The first lesson I've learned from the life of Nelson Mandela is that great leaders are able to forgive others.  When you study the life of Mr. Mandela, he was able to forgive people who did him wrong while forgiving them so that he was able to actually work with his enemies to fulfill his purpose in the earth.

 

As leaders of the 21st Century, if we are truly going to make an impact, we must be so focused on our vision so that we are able to set aside our negative experiences.  This way we can forgive those that hurt us and build towards accomplishing our purpose on the earth.

 

Leadership Lesson Two

Great Leaders Exemplify the Power of Service

 

The second lesson I learned from the life of Nelson Mandela is that great leaders exemplify the power of service.  When I look at the life of Mr. Mandela, I see a man of service to his people and the cause.  He was able to overcome great challenges and obstacles in life because he was committed to helping the men and women who he served as a leader.

 

As leaders of the 21st Century, if we are going to make an impact, we must use the model of servant leadership.  This model leads to positive change in lives of others and enables us to overcome some of the most challenging situations and circumstances.

 

Leadership Lesson Three

Great Leaders Tackle Great Challenges

 

The third lesson I learned from the life of Nelson Mandela is that great leaders have the courage to tackle enormous challenges.  When you think about great leaders such as Mr. Mandela, you witness men and women who had the courage and faith to attack some of the greatest challenges of their lifetime.

 

As leaders of the 21st Century, if we are going to make an impact, we must be individuals who are willing to address, develop solutions, and attack some of the greatest challenges of our generation.

 

Leadership Lesson Four

Great Leaders are Collaborators

 

The fourth lesson I learned from the life of Nelson Mandela is that great leaders are effective collaborators.  Great leaders have the incredible ability to motivate, inspire, and empower others.  In addition, they are extremely effective at bringing people together for a specific cause or common purpose. 

 

As leaders of the 21st Century, if we are going to make an impact, we must be individuals who understand that great leadership does not manifest because of one person.  It manifests because one person is willing to join with others, work with others, and collaborate with others in order to fulfill an inspired shared vision.

 

Leadership Lesson Five

Great Leaders Lead with Humility

 

The fifth lesson I learned from the life of Nelson Mandela is that great leaders lead with humility.  Mr. Mandela made a positive impact on the world are able to do so because they are not focused on themselves, they are focused on the task and people they have been purposed to serve as a leader.

 

As leaders of the 21st Century, if we are going to make an impact, we must be individuals who lead with humility by placing the focus of our leadership more on the task and people we have been destined to serve than our personal accolades.  When this is accomplished, we will begin to see the impact of this powerful leadership lesson modeled by Nelson Mandela.

 

Leadership Lesson Six

Great Leaders Reflect, Learn, and Evolve

 

The sixth lesson I learned from the life of Nelson Mandela is great leaders reflect, learn, and evolve as leaders.  When I took some time to reflect on the life of Mr. Mandela, I see a man who not only believes in education, but is willing to reflect, learn from mistakes, and make the proper adjustments in order to emerge as leader.  

 

As leaders of the 21st Century, if we are going to make an impact, we must be individuals who take the time to reflect on our experience as leaders, educate ourselves on ways that can help us become more effective in our area of expertise, and be willing to make the change necessary to become better leaders and human beings.

 

Leadership Lesson Seven

Great Leaders Lead with Love

 

The seventh and greatest lesson I learned from the life of Nelson Mandela is great leaders lead with love. When I think about great leaders such as Nelson Mandela, they manifest the power of love as a leader because they have learned how to really lead with love.  

 

As leaders of the 21st Century, if we are going to make an impact, we must develop the right perspective of love and learn how to truly lead with love.  This foundation is what great leaders build the shared vision with their followers.

 

To help you understand the power of this vitally important leadership attribute, I have provided you with a quick snippet of my keynote presentation on the power of leading with love at Old Dominion University.

 

Re Defining What It Means To Lead with Love
Re Defining What It Means To Lead with Love

 

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INSPIRATIONAL MOMENTS FROM THE

4TH ANNUAL CIRCLE OF CHANGE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

 

In the coming months, I definitely plan on sharing more about what transpired at the 4th Annual Circle of Change Leadership Conference, but for this short time, I wanted to share with all of you two inspirational videos that were obtained at the conference. 

 

The first video features a set of powerful testimonials that were given by student leaders from various colleges who were impacted immensely at the conference.  The second video was filmed and produced by a student leader that attended the conference.  This particular video features the theme song of our conference that was developed by a student leader on the campus of U.S.C.  Enjoy and Be Inspired!

VIDEO ONE
Students Share Their Experiences

Student Testimonials from the 4th Annual Circle of Change Leadership Conference!
Student Testimonials from the 4th Annual Circle of Change Leadership Conference!

 

VIDEO TWO
Circle of Change Leadership Conference Theme Song

4th Annual Circle of Change Leadership Conference THEME SONG
4th Annual Circle of Change Leadership Conference THEME SONG

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ARE SEARCHING FOR A SPEAKER IN 2014?

 

Right now, I am currently booking speaking engagements for Winter Leadership Programs, Black History Month Programs, MLK Programs, Healthy Relationship Programs, Diversity Programs, Sexual Assault Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Programs, New Student Orientations, and Spring Leadership Programs for 2014.

 

Listed below are a set of three featured programs that I have to offer on leadership, relationships, and black history month.  If you reach out to us at www.visionxy.com and choose any of these programs for your next program in 2014, I will provide your campus with 10-20 free copies of my newest book on leadership or relationships.

 

 

ARE YOU THE WORLD'S NEXT TOP LEADER?

For the past one hundred years, one of the primary reasons why different generations of people have been able to overcome and solve various problems within their respected generation is because they have always had great leaders who have stepped up and were prepared to effectively serve as leaders. Similar to generations of the past, if members of this current generation are going to overcome and solve some of the major issues affecting our communities, nation and world, it's going to take GREAT LEADERS who have the skill set and ability to lead in the 21st Century.

 

In this powerful, inspiring, and highly energized workshop session, Joshua Fredenburg not only provides emerging leaders with a solid definition of leadership, but he talks about the importance of effective leadership in today's culture and society. In addition to helping leaders fully understand what it means to be an effective leader of the 21st Century, Joshua also provides emerging leaders with practical and applicable leadership skills that revolve around the inner leader, the operational leader, and the relational leader. Each of the leadership skills discussed in this session comes from Joshua's newest leadership book entitled, Are You the World's Next Top Leader?

 

Bonus: If you decide to bring this program to your next event, Joshua will provide you with 10-20 free copies of his newest book on leadership.  To learn more about the book, visit www.visionxy.com .

 

 

ARE YOU LEADING WITH THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIP PARTNER?

Although 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce, 95% of people surveyed have a strong desire to find that RIGHT RELATIONSHIP PARTNER. Ironically, although there are many potential candidates for men and women, the reality is, finding the RIGHT RELATIONSHIP PARTNER in the 21st Century can be difficult and challenging.

 

In this energetic, fun and exciting program on dating and healthy relationships, Joshua not only provides a set of  specific strategies that will help individuals avoid toxic and bad relationships, but he highlights five key questions that EVERY PERSON should strongly consider before they engage in a serious romantic relationship. Each of the five questions discussed in this presentation will help you become more effective at selecting the RIGHT RELATIONSHIP PARTNER and creating a HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP that is built to last a lifetime.  The content for his lecture are taken from Joshua's newest book on relationships entitled, 50 Questions before YOU Say, "I Do".

 

Bonus: If you decide to bring this program to your next event, Joshua will provide you with 10-20 free copies of his newest book on relationships.  To learn more about the book, visit www.50questions.org.

 

 

LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS

On July 4, 1776, America became an independent nation. Over these past two hundred plus years, there have been many amazing leaders from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds who have enabled our generation to live in one of the most powerful countries in the world. As we move into the 21st Century, not only is it important that our generation of leaders continues to progress forward positively, but it's important that we do not forget about the lessons that we can learn from the amazing leaders of our past.

 

In honor of Black History Month, Joshua Fredenburg provides emerging leaders with a historical perspective about the amazing leaders within the African-American culture who have made a huge impact on our culture and society.  He also provides emerging leaders with the specific leadership skills and lessons that we ALL can learn from these great leaders within the African-American culture. 

 

This will definitely be a powerful and transformational program for your campus community!

 

Bonus: If you decide to bring this program to your next event, Joshua will provide you with 10-20 free copies of his newest book on leadership.  To learn more about the book, visit www.visionxy.com.

 

 If you have more questions about any of these programs, please feel free to contact our office at visionxybookings@gmail.com My leadership team and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

  

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GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR STAFF, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY

 

  

 

Joshua Fredenburg has drawn from years of leadership training and research, hundreds of keynote speeches and workshops on the topic of leadership, countless personal experiences as a leader and a multitude of discussions with successful leaders around the world to develop this new leadership book for 21st Century leaders!

 

Throughout this powerful leadership book, emerging and seasoned leaders will have the opportunity to reflect upon forty specific leadership qualities that every individual must consider in order developing into a successful leader. Men and women who aspire to become one of the world's next top leaders will also learn how to discover the leader within and uncover specific leadership skills that will enable them to evolve into effective relational leaders. In addition, emerging and seasoned leaders will find out the keys to becoming an effective operational leader and learn how to create a strong spiritual foundation for leadership success in the 21st Century!

 

HOW TO ORDER YOUR COPY

 

If you would like to order a copy of this book, all you have to do is click ORDER BOOK.  Once you get to the store page on my personal website, click the BUY NOW TAB that is listed above the book cover and follow the instructions.

 

If you would like to ORDER OVER THE PHONE, please contact our offices at (310) 562 2998 and we can TAKE YOUR ORDER IMMEDIATELY!

 

  

The overall objective of the book is to provide singles and engaged couples with specific questions to explore that will not only enable them to avoid toxic and unhealthy relationships, but will empower them with the knowledge and wisdom necessary to create healthy relationships and marriages that is built to last a lifetime.

 

Unfortunately, many people experience toxic and unhealthy relationships because they fail to fail to ask the right questions before they engage in a serious romantic relationship. With this book, my goal is to help people avoid the negative experiences of an unhealthy relationship.

 

HOW TO ORDER YOUR COPY

 

If you would like to order a copy of this book, all you have to do is click ORDER BOOK.  Once you get to the store page on the book website click the BUY NOW TAB and follow the instructions.

 

If you would like to ORDER YOUR COPY OVER THE PHONE, please contact our offices at (310) 562 2998 and we can TAKE YOUR ORDER IMMEDIATELY!

   

 

 

                                                          

                                                

      Joshua Fredenburg is a National Speaker, Author, Leadership/Relationship Expert, and Generation Y Television Commentator that speaks on current issues and is on a mission as a National Speaker to empower at 
least 1 BILLION LEADERS WORLDWIDE with effective leadership strategies that will enable them to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world and become one of 
America's Next Top Leaders!

For the past seven years, not only has Joshua appeared as a television guest on BET, the Wayne Brady Show, the KTLA Morning Show in Los Angeles, and many other familiar radio and television programs throughout the country, but he has also served as a dynamic Keynote Speaker in 40 different states for lectures, leadership conferences, retreats and trainings at high schools, colleges, and corporate events.

 

In addition to his successful speaking and television career, Joshua has published three books and has developed an annual national leadership conference, Circle of Change Leadership Conference, that not only prepares student leaders in college for executive-level leadership positions after graduation, but connects student leaders with executives from companies such as Pepsi, Columbia Pictures, Hewlett Packard, CNN, Fox Searchlight Productions, UPS, VH-1, Nestle, and American Airlines to name a few. He also mentors and coaches student leaders throughout the country, writes a popular monthly newsletter on issues that revolve around leadership, is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Nova Southeastern College, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lois Swan Leadership Center at California State University, Long Beach.


As a Keynote Speaker, Joshua has been well-received by audiences for his amazing energy, inspiring and engaging messages, insightful wisdom and knowledge about leadership, and his strong commitment to helping emerging leaders become great leaders for the 21st Century. He has also been very popular amongst high school and college audiences because of his positive attitude, exciting presentations, authentic message, and his strong ability to connect and make his message relatable to diverse audiences throughout the country.

  

For more information about Joshua Fredenburg, visit his website atwww.visionxy.com