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Graça Machel: Achieve by building on the strengths of others

“There’s not anything you achieve as individuals; you achieve within a context of building on strengths of other people around you”

Raised by her mother and eldest sister, Graça Machel reflects on how family unity led her to believe achievements are a collective effort.

Graça Machel: Achieve by building on the strengths of others

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Ethical Leadership

This video is part of our new series of videos on Ethical Leadership.

From climate change to peacebuilding and human rights, the Elders draw on their experiences as global leaders and discuss the universal values that we all share.


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