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Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times
Donald T. Phillips
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Format: Paperback, 188pp.
Publisher: Warner Books
Pub. Date: February 1993
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Item No: 9780446394598
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From The Publisher:
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.
"Remarkable...a lively and entertaining study that delivers uncommon good sense."
"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."
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.
Table of Contents
|Part I: People|
|1||Get Out of the Office and Circulate Among the Troops|
|2||Build Strong Alliances|
|3||Persuade Rather than Coerce|
|Part II: Character|
|4||Honesty and Integrity Are the Best Policies|
|5||Never Act Out of Vengeance or Spite|
|6||Have the Courage to Handle Unjust Criticism|
|7||Be a Master of Paradox|
|Part III: Endeavor|
|8||Exercise a Strong Hand - Be Decisive|
|9||Lead by Being Led|
|10||Set Goals and Be Results-Oriented|
|11||Keep searching Until You Find Your "Grant"|
|Part IV: Communication|
|13||Master the Art of Public Speaking|
|14||Influence People Through Conversation and Storytelling|
|15||Preach a Vision and Continually Reaffirm It|
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