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Lincoln on Leadership

By: Donald T. Phillips
Narrated by: Donald T. Phillips
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Lincoln on Leadership is the first book to examine Abraham Lincoln's diverse leadership abilities and how they can be applied to today's complex world.

You think you have it rough?

Only 10 days before Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union, taking all Federal agencies, forts, and arenas within their territory. To make matters worse, Lincoln, who was elected by a minority of the popular vote, was thought of by his own advisors as nothing more than a gawky second-rate country lawyer with no leadership experience.

What Lincoln did to become our most honored and revered president is history; now his wisdom and leadership philosophy can help you run your business. In Lincoln on Leadership you'll discover why you should:

  • Seize the initiative and never relinquish it.
  • Wage only one war at a time.
  • Avoid issuing order and instead request, imply, or make suggestions.
  • Once in a while, let things slip.
  • And much much more.
©1992 Donald T. Phillips (P)2022 Grand Central Publishing

Critic Reviews

"Remarkable...a lively and entertaining study that delivers uncommon good sense." (USA Today)

"If Lincoln's examples were taken to heart, life undoubtedly would improve up and down the corporate line." (New York Times)

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I have been recommending this book to everyone that is in leadership of desires to be. Great lesson and excellent way of tying it in to today’s way of leading.

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More than just platitudes

Great insights to Lincoln’s leadership style with context only a historical scholar would possess. The antidotes bring a new appreciation for the significance of the historical impact achieved by President Lincoln.

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Lessons relevant to any time. place, and person.

Loved it. Learned so much! There is no comparing Lincoln to todays president-liar, cheat , crook, self serving buffoon.

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  • 12-01-22

The title made me hesitant

When I read the title I thought that this book may be an authors attempt to sell by using a famous name. But seeing the reviews I bought the book and I did not regret. This book is about core principles that makes a good leader and it hits the nail right on the head. There are many great examples and so many great ethical and moral principles that any leader can learn from because very few makes it to the level of Abraham Lincoln. Even before reading the book I was impressed by Abraham Lincoln. After reading it I realize his intelligence and moral standards makes him one of a kind. I wish more people, including politicians, would read this book.