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Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times
Donald T. Phillips


9780446394598
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Format: Paperback, 188pp.
ISBN: 9780446394598
Publisher: Warner Books
Pub. Date: February 1993

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You think you have it rough?

Only ten 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 arsenals within their territory. To make matters worse, Lincoln, who was elected by a minority of the popular vote, was viewed 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, how he can help you to run your organization is not. 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'll discover why you should:
  • Seize the initiative and never relinquish it
  • Wage only one war at a time
  • Encourage risk-taking while providing job security
  • Avoid issuing orders and instead-request, imply, or make suggestions
  • Once in a while, let things slip, unbeknownst-like...and much much more.


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


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


"An honest and useful look at Lincoln's leadership style...Phillips' timing couldn't be better."
Chicago Tribune



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About the Author

Donald T. Phillips is the author of six books, including Lincoln on Leadership, The Founding Fathers on Leadership, and Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership. He lives in Fairview, Texas, where he currently serves as mayor.



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Table of Contents

 
Introduction
 
Part I: People
1Get Out of the Office and Circulate Among the Troops
2Build Strong Alliances
3Persuade Rather than Coerce
 
Part II: Character
4Honesty and Integrity Are the Best Policies
5Never Act Out of Vengeance or Spite
6Have the Courage to Handle Unjust Criticism
7Be a Master of Paradox
 
Part III: Endeavor
8Exercise a Strong Hand - Be Decisive
9Lead by Being Led
10Set Goals and Be Results-Oriented
11Keep searching Until You Find Your "Grant"
12Encourage Innovation
 
Part IV: Communication
13Master the Art of Public Speaking
14Influence People Through Conversation and Storytelling
15Preach a Vision and Continually Reaffirm It
 
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index



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