To carry the burden of freedom is a blessed curse but he wore these burdens gallantly. With the hopes and aspirations of a nation perched prominently on his shoulders, he waged a war against inhumanity and taught the world that true greatness lies in the empowerment of others. Greatness is not quantified by accolades or possessions but by the ability to empower others to take charge of their destiny by augmenting their gifts. This is one of the greatest lessons I learned from the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela. The true joys of leadership are derived from the successes of those you inspire.