“The real leader is someone who knows he or she is there because of their followers: they act in self-giving for the sake of those they lead.”
“The challenge for leaders in Southern Africa is to establish the
kinds of communities that demonstrate that people matter.”
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu
On April 1st, 2006, C4L changed it trading name. Preceded by the name of Desmond Tutu, a man familiar around the world and the 1984 Nobel Peace Laureate, C4L proudly became:
"The Desmond Tutu Centre for Leadership".
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is African. Rooted in a faith-based organization, he has worked tirelessly for change, mobilizing civil society to engage the powers. His biographer called him the Voice of the Voiceless.
Africa, even the world, needs more like him.
C4L exists to equip and enable leaders and managers, mainly from civil society organizations, to follow in his footsteps.
In granting C4L the right to associate his name with the Centre for Leadership, he has demonstrated his understanding and approval of our goals and methods.
God bless the Archbishop Emeritus.
Hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu discuss what makes a good leader in an interview with freelance journalist Marika Griehsel in Gothenburg, Sweden, 28 September 2007, on the Nobelprize.org website.