Nelson Mandela & Psychological Capital

Psychological Capital is an individuals positive psychological state of development.  And that state can be broken down into four buckets;

  • Hope. A belief in the ability to persevere toward goals and find paths to reach them.
  • Efficacy. The confidence that one can put forth the effort to affect outcomes – capacity to produce an effect.
  • Resilience. The ability to bounce back in the face of adversity or failure.
  • Optimism. A generally positive view of work and the potential of success.
In my opinion all great leaders have this HERO state conquered and as I reflect on Nelson Mandela I see it in his actions, his character and his legacy.  And if you think about people you consider to be great leaders and measure them against these four buckets I bet you will see they had a high degree of psychological capital.  In fact I think you can’t have a great leader with having psychological capital.  I think they are symbiotic and that psychological capital determines the opportunity for greatness.  
 
I had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Mandela speak at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2003 World Special Olympics in Dublin, Ireland.  Thanks to my good friend the Millsonator for giving me the opportunity and the access.  I remember leaving inspired and understanding that I had been witness to a great leader.  My favourite line from his speech; “The Special Olympics give telling testimony to the indestructibility of the human spirit and of our capacity to overcome hardships and obstacles.”  He knew what he was talking about, ‘indestructibility of the human spirit’…27 years in prison.  Indestructibility.  
 
My challenge for you isn’t to emulate Mr. Mandela, although aiming high is not a bad idea, instead assess your own psychological capital, and do it honestly, then build on it and be aware of how being a HERO with hope, resilience and optimism you can indeed produce a great effect and great results with great people.  
 
I have worked with and for many leaders, some great, some not really leaders.  The great ones had psychological capital.  The great ones I wanted to be like, I wanted to be around, I wanted to follow and I wanted to listen to…the great ones I can tell great stories about hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism.  So here is my question; what kind of stories will they tell about you?


If you are interested in his speech from 2003 World Special Olympics here is a link. http://www.mandela.gov.za/mandela_speeches/2003/030621_olympics.htm

 





60 Comments
  • Wayne Dorris
    Posted at 21:57h, 09 December

    Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism are great qualities. I would add emotional intelligence to complete the picture. Mandela was able to identify and manage his emotions and redirect his energy in a positive, constructive direction.

  • 醫學美容-花弦之願-洗髮-cosmetic-wiki
    Posted at 03:25h, 27 October

    Lofe 羅芙 【臉部保養】玫瑰純露的商品介紹 Lofe 羅芙,臉部保養,玫瑰純露

  • Football Solutions Portugal pip Spain to Group 8 summit
    Posted at 01:22h, 08 November

    Sportsmail understands Football Association chiefs have received significant encouragement the teenager is keen to pursue a career with England over the past fortnight. England like what they see with Declan Rice and are confident West Ham starlet will switch allegiance

  • Football Solutions Venue guide: Tbilisi - UEFA Super Cup - News
    Posted at 10:21h, 11 November

    Alvaro Recoba made a name for himself during a successful 11-year-spell at Inter Milan. But now, at 38, he has proved that he can still score stunning goals, by netting directly from a corner for Nacional. WATCH: Alvaro Recoba has still got it… 38-year-old Inter Milan legend scores direct from a corner for Uruguayan side Nacional  

  • Sammybit
    Posted at 13:33h, 01 March

    Read our in-depth iPhone XS Max review
    Read our hands-on iPhone XR review
    link
    Read our hands-on Apple Watch 4 review
    iPhone XS price and release date
    iPhone XS

  • Jessebrark
    Posted at 06:44h, 19 March

    On how she landed on her direction in life:

    “I always knew I was meant to be working in art, I just never knew how. In school, was so confused and always switched my majors around. In 2015, I decided to take a break from school to help out at home and that’s when I discovered my passion for fashion illustration. I drew/a> an illustration of Jhene Aiko and she liked it on Instagram. It kind of grew from there.”

  • RodneyDip
    Posted at 00:03h, 26 March

    Christina was born in the royal castle Tre Kronor on 18 December S. 8 December] 1626. Her parents were the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and his German wife, Maria Eleonora, had already had two daughters—a stillborn princess in 1620, and then the first Princess Christina, who was born in 1623 and died the following year.3] Excited expectation surrounded Maria Eleonora’s third pregnancy in 1626. When the baby was born, it was first thought to be a boy as it was “hairy” and screamed “with a strong, hoarse voice.”she later wrote in her autobiography that, “Deep embarrassment spread among the women when they discovered their mistake.” The king, though, was very happy, stating, “She’ll be clever, she has made fools of us all!”6] From most accounts, Gustav Adolf appears to have been closely attached to his daughter, and she appears to have admired him greatly.

  • RichardLab
    Posted at 04:59h, 29 March

    A court has ruled that the building is illegal, and the €57 million ($64 million) Chateau Diter will now have to be knocked down.
    Property developer Pierre Diter, who owns the chateau in the town of Grasse, in Southern France, has 18 months to raze the building and faces a fine of €200,000 ($226,000), Pierre-Jean Gaury, attorney general at the court of appeal in Aix-en-Provence, told CNN.
    “Patrick Diter was accused of having executed important works on a land without authorization,” said Gaury.

  • browse around this site
    Posted at 10:20h, 03 April

    I just want to say I am just all new to weblog and actually liked this web-site. Likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You certainly have remarkable writings. Cheers for sharing with us your blog site.

  • HerbertNax
    Posted at 23:07h, 04 April

    Despite residing in Germany for nearly 30 years, there are still some things I cannot wrap my mind around. I may have married a German, pay German taxes, and have German(-American) children, but I guess my US mentality still shines through.

    Like when it comes to personal space. I’ll be standing in the supermarket, in front of a shelf full of products, deliberating over the selection, and inevitably a hand will slip itself in front of my face and grab an item from the row. Many Germans seem to not have any qualms about this at all, but it still takes me aback sometimes.

  • John Deere Repair Manuals
    Posted at 14:01h, 07 April

    This is an astonishing entry. Thank you very much for the supreme post provided! I was looking for this entry for a long time, but I wasn’t able to find a trustworthy source.

  • Vapor Max
    Posted at 21:42h, 07 April

    xhvltee,Waw! Its really great and wonderful ever i found. Thank you for sharing this info.

  • he said
    Posted at 19:14h, 08 April

    I want to have a secret blogspot page, but some people I know have been able to find my URL via a Google search…is there a way I can prevent this? I don’t want anyone to be able to realistically find the URL unless I give it to them. . . (Please don’t suggest that I switch to another blog site.) . . Thanks!.

  • CharlesZep
    Posted at 23:50h, 08 April

    Rai News: il primo canale all news italiano. Scopri le ultime notizie in tempo reale. News e aggiornamenti su politica, cronaca, esteri, economia, sport e attualita.

  • John Deere Technical Manuals
    Posted at 15:07h, 09 April

    Hello. Great job. I did not expect this. This is a excellent story. Thanks!

  • John Deere Technical Manuals
    Posted at 03:06h, 10 April

    Exceptional posting! I was pleased with the particular browsing. I’m hoping to view far more from your business. There’s no doubt that you might superb awareness in addition to dream. What i am exceptionally prompted from this advice.

  • Eugenio
    Posted at 12:48h, 10 April

    How do you make the navbar in blogger come back?

  • John Deere Service Manuals
    Posted at 09:21h, 11 April

    I wanted to thank you once again for your amazing web-site you have made here. It is full of useful tips for those who are truly interested in this specific subject, specifically this very post. You really are all really sweet as well as thoughtful of others and also reading your blog posts is a superb delight in my opinion. And thats a generous surprise! Ben and I are going to have enjoyment making use of your recommendations in what we must do in a few days. Our list is a mile long so your tips might be put to beneficial use.

  • CharlesZep
    Posted at 14:34h, 11 April

    Ryska militarfartyg kommer till Filippinerna samtidigt som spanningen okar kring Sydkinesiska sjon. Men framfor allt expanderar nu Kina langt us i Stilla havet. Det vacker oro i USA eftersom Kina anses hota de amerikanska ubatar som ar helt avgorande vid en konflikt.

  • Lionel
    Posted at 08:50h, 13 April

    What blog sites for political discourse would you recommend me to read?

  • John Deere Repair Manuals
    Posted at 09:59h, 15 April

    Uncertain concerning your own text. It appears to be okay, yet some thing can be missing

  • Nike Air Max 2019
    Posted at 01:51h, 16 April

    fuzhxxw,Are you searching for top class Escort service in Noida and want to enjoy with them, hire sexy girls from top Greater Noida escort service and enjoy full night.

  • NelsonBoR
    Posted at 16:32h, 19 April

    text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages, typically consisting of alphabetic and numeric characters, between two or more users of mobile devices, desktops/laptops, or other type of compatible computer.

  • Ignacio
    Posted at 11:21h, 20 April

    What blog site sites would benefit a local business in flower and presents?

  • Nike Store
    Posted at 07:38h, 22 April

    The reputation of Germany’s fist industry, the automotive industry, is still being affected by the emissions scandal. In 2015, Volkswagen admitted to manipulating millions of diesel engines and cheating on emissions testing.

  • Yeezys
    Posted at 13:04h, 22 April

    Gartner (NYSE: IT), a US information technology research and consulting firm, recently released a report on the technology of blockchain cloud services provided by six global cloud computing vendors, including Alibaba Cloud, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle. Evaluation.

  • Arnoldhep
    Posted at 04:54h, 24 April

    Check out Motherfucka feat. Ricardo … Motherfucka

  • Jolie
    Posted at 20:51h, 25 April

    Do you have a blog site? I have a poetry blog site. =-RRB- If so, what’s your link so I can inspect it out and also follow you. =-RRB-. I already have one started. =-RRB-.

  • Wendelldip
    Posted at 05:44h, 26 April

    Check out Motherfucka text.

  • pandora charms
    Posted at 19:56h, 29 April

    They fixed it last postseason and won a championship.

  • Lemuel Urrey
    Posted at 22:24h, 30 April

    I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my website .

  • WilliamSwics
    Posted at 05:16h, 01 May

    Merci text votre enregistrement

  • Ouida
    Posted at 18:23h, 01 May

    What blog websites would benefit a small business in floral and presents?

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 08:29h, 02 May

    Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe
    for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  • Ronny Vanosdel
    Posted at 15:40h, 02 May

    Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I’m shocked why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  • Air Jordan 12 Gym Red
    Posted at 23:33h, 02 May

    Russia’s Su-35 fighter certainly has western defense outlets buzzing–and for good reason.

  • WilliamSwics
    Posted at 04:37h, 03 May

    text for you

  • Hee Cronauer
    Posted at 14:57h, 03 May

    Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no backup. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

  • gamefly
    Posted at 02:22h, 04 May

    I always used to read article in news papers but now as
    I am a user of web so from now I am using net for posts,
    thanks to web.

  • Domingo Metenosky
    Posted at 15:17h, 04 May

    I simply wanted to write down a small word to be able to thank you for all the pleasant steps you are sharing at this website. My prolonged internet lookup has at the end of the day been rewarded with sensible knowledge to talk about with my two friends. I ‘d assume that many of us site visitors are undoubtedly fortunate to live in a fabulous place with many special individuals with very helpful suggestions. I feel pretty blessed to have come across your entire website and look forward to really more thrilling times reading here. Thanks again for everything.

  • gamefly free trial
    Posted at 13:57h, 05 May

    Every weekend i used to visit this website, because i wish for enjoyment, for the
    reason that this this website conations actually fastidious funny data too.

  • https://tevaviagra.com/
    Posted at 06:43h, 06 May

    I presently am running 2 blog sites, one is for design & advancement and I have a pagerank of 4 on it as well as I have lots of good posts. And also I have one more blog where I have rants, health suggestions and also digital photography … Should I combine them or should I maintain it seperate?.

  • Nike Shoes
    Posted at 16:31h, 06 May

    After Westbrook scores on a player, he often gets animated, shouting and showing up opponents, and this series was no exception.

  • Get 1000's of legitimate Instagram followers for free
    Posted at 11:50h, 08 May

    1 simple free Android app that finds 10’s of thousands of unique followers for you.

  • AnthonySaw
    Posted at 17:37h, 08 May

    Google News is a news aggregator and app developed by text. It presents a continuous, customizable flow of articles organized from thousands of publishers and magazines. Google News is available on Android, iOS, and the web. A beta version was launched in September 2002, and released officially in January 2006.

  • free minecraft
    Posted at 20:22h, 09 May

    Today, I went to the beach front with my kids.
    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
    She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but
    I had to tell someone!

  • minecraft free download pc
    Posted at 21:13h, 09 May

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked
    submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m
    not writing all that over again. Anyways,
    just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  • g
    Posted at 19:13h, 10 May

    Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during
    lunch break. I really like the info you present here and
    can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, awesome site!

  • g
    Posted at 12:20h, 11 May

    I am really enjoying the theme/design of your web site.

    Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues?
    A few of my blog readers have complained about my blog not
    operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any recommendations to help fix this issue?

  • mojang minecraft download
    Posted at 16:16h, 12 May

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it
    much more pleasant for me to come here and
    visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Great work!

  • Sun Maltby
    Posted at 13:05h, 13 May

    Stunning Krita Sanon Hi res pictures + Luka Chuppi Duniyaa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21pypr2eOZQ

  • minecraft download for free
    Posted at 08:43h, 15 May

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.

    Thanks for wonderful info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  • John Deere Technical Manuals
    Posted at 13:38h, 15 May

    I merely included your online web page for you to my book marks. I like studying your site content. Thank you!

  • Bennett
    Posted at 17:38h, 15 May

    If somebody like Julia Roberts or Natalie Portman had a personal blog site where they posted photos of their getaways or something, would you still take them seriously as stars? Do you think celebrities with personal blog sites are much less credible and taken less seriously than those who do not? Moreover, would you see their blogs to see what they depend on?.

  • mojang minecraft download
    Posted at 20:36h, 15 May

    Very quickly this web site will be famous
    among all blogging users, due to it’s good articles

  • Altha Steppe
    Posted at 16:20h, 17 May

    I Will Supply A List Of Business Phone Numbers http://bit.ly/2YvPumT

  • Sofia Rozier
    Posted at 16:39h, 19 May

    Pro Fiverr creater Will Design An Outstanding Business Card for you http://bit.ly/2Q7UWJL

  • nike factory outlet
    Posted at 00:41h, 20 May

    http://www.nikeplus.us/ Nike Vapormax Plus

  • Dede
    Posted at 18:29h, 20 May

    I have 3 blog sites on tumblr under the very same e-mail address. Just how do I erase one of those blogs without deleting the other two?. Ideally, I would certainly like a person to answer whom has actually encountered this trouble before as well as resolved it without removing their various other blog sites. Many thanks!.

  • Pablo Braunbeck
    Posted at 19:01h, 20 May

    Backlinks that work Rank your website or Social meadia page fast and drive traffic. Full writeup on Black Hat World http://bit.ly/2w7wZZN

Post A Comment