Powerpoint about Nelson Mendela


Modeling of Nelson Mandela: an NLP Master Pratitioner study by Sytse Tjallingii
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Literature about Mandela
1. Nelson Mandela (autobiography); 2002. Long walk to freedom (581p)
2. Anthony Simpson; 1999; Mandela, the authorised biography, (736p)
3. Mary Benson; Nelson Mandela 1986 (254p)
4. Nelson Mandela; 1965 No Easy Walk to Freedom (170p)
5. Nelson Mandela 2003; From Freedom to future, Tributes and speeches. (279p)
6. Indres Naidoo 1982; Islands in Chain, Ten years on Robben Island by prisonner 885/63 (278p)
7. Jennifer Crwys-Williams; 1997 In the words of Nelson Mandela, (Quotations) (126p)
8. Floyd Cooper; 1996 Mandela, from the life of the South African statesman,Puffin (40p)
9. American Friends Service Committee (Quakers); 1987South Africa, Challenge of Hope, Lyle Tatum (225p)







 Nelson Mandela,

              an inspiring example to follow

Nelson Mandela:

'For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,

but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.'


This is a powerful application of the first NLP presupposition:

'Respect for the model of the world of the other and de model of the world of yourself.'


Mandela's transformation:

From a boxer:

"I did not enjoy the violence of boxing so much as the science of it.

I was intrigued by how one moved one's body to protect oneself,

how one used a strategy both to attack and retreat,

how one paced onself over a match.

Boxing is egalitarian.

In the ring, rank, age, color, and wealth are irrelevant . . .

I never did any real fighting after I entered politics.

My main interest was in training;….."”

To a freedom fighter

"In my country we go to prison first and then become President."

Quotes from Mandela and some NLP-presuppositions he used:

"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."

NLP presupposition No 6:

'Behavior is adaptable and the actual behavior is the best choice there is.'

"Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?"

NLP presupposition No 9:

'Everyone has all of the resources s/he needs.'

NLP presupposition No 7.

Every behavior has a positive intention.

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.”

NLP presupposition No 10:

The person or element with the most flexibility in a system will have the most influence.


What could you learn from Mandela?

What, looking to what Mandela did,

could be useful to you

to apply in your life

in order to reach your mission?