WATCH: Madiba’s leadership hailed in new Netflix series

WATCH: Madiba’s leadership hailed in new Netflix series

The documentary series “Live to Lead” hails the leadership qualities of freedom fighter and former president Nelson Mandela.

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The seven-episode series will be released on Netflix on New Year’s Eve.

The series comprises of interviews with some of the world's most respected leaders.

"The aim of the series is to promote a style of leadership and associated set of values,” said the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s head of leadership and development, Verne Harris.

“Live to Lead” was produced to inspire better leaders – leaders that are committed to ending poverty and inequity.

It contains seven documentaries that tell seven different stories of role models demonstrating leadership skills in their communities.

The seven role models are former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, climate change activist Greta Thunberg, social justice attorney and advocate Bryan Stevenson, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, South Africa’s national rugby union team captain and social inequality campaigner Siya Kolisi, feminist icon and social justice activist Gloria Steinem and anti-apartheid activist and former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Albie Sachs.

Harris added that better leadership is needed for more sustainable solutions to global problems.

"We as the Nelson Mandela Foundation over some years now have been reckoning with what we regard as a terrible failure of leadership not only in our own country but internationally as well and it doesn't matter which social problem one is addressing, we are going to need to find ways of developing better forms, more effective forms of leadership if we are going to find sustainable solutions."


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