Sharing high lights from University of Richmond Jepson Leadership Forum Speaker: F.H. de Klerk


In February 2012, I saw F.H. de Klerk speak. He shared some insightful wisdom,

"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Your words become your behavior. Your behavior becomes your habits. Your habits become your character."

He had the following to say about What Makes a Successful Leader:

1. Self Evaluation

2. Acceptance of the need for REAL CHANGE

3. VISION - find a solution

4. Calculated Risks

a. communication is essential

b. timing is essential

c. power to take initiative

5. Persevere - decisive action & good fortune

6. Leaders must ACCEPT there is no end to CHANGE in a globalizing world

7. Be a good listener

8. Be analytical

9. Learn from mistakes