Desmond Tutu, South African humanitarian and social rights activist, discusses good leadership in a recent Vanity Fair article titled “Why Desond Tutu Thinks Bryan Stevenson is ‘Shaping the Moral Universe.'” In the article he commends two individuals he feels are leaders making a difference in the world today. The two leaders are Malala Yousafzai and Bryan Stevenson.
Tutu had this to say about good leaders:
Good leadership is key. Good leaders with the ability to identify the challenges and the tenacity to act on them.
He sees Stevenson as a “champion for justice” and Yousafzai as a champion of women of and girls’ rights.
He acknowledges the challenges involved in working toward big change, but is hopeful that with good leadership, such as the leadership of Stevenson and Yousafzai, significant change is possible.
We may not be capable of changing the world in one fell swoop on our own, but when we swim together in the same good direction, we become an unstoppable force.