Lincoln On Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times [NOOK Book]

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Only ten days before Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union, taking Federal agencies, forts, and arsenals within their territory. To make matters worse, Lincoln, who was elected by a plurality 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 -- but how he can help you to run your ...
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Overview

Only ten days before Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union, taking Federal agencies, forts, and arsenals within their territory. To make matters worse, Lincoln, who was elected by a plurality 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 -- but how he can help you to run your organization is not. LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP was the first book to examine the diverse leadership abilities that have made Abraham Lincoln an inspiration to everyone from businessmen to government leaders. And in today's complex world, these lessons are more relevant than ever.
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"If Lincoln's example were taken to heart, life undoubtedly would improve up and down the corporate line."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014078696
  • Publisher: DTP/Companion Books
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 193
  • Sales rank: 73,476
  • File size: 784 KB

Meet the Author

Best-selling author, Donald T. Phillips is the author of more than twenty books. Known for his ability to bring history alive with crisp compelling prose, his trilogy on American leadership (The Founding Fathers On Leadership, Lincoln On Leadership, Martin Luther King, Jr. On Leadership) has won worldwide acclaim. His first book, Lincoln On Leadership, helped pave the way toward the creation of an entire new genre of books on historical leadership. Mr. Phillips has also collaborated on books with Norman Brinker, Mike Kryzyewski, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2000

    Lincoln radiates leadership...

    Lincoln on Leadership tells the tale of one of the most influential presidents of American history. It's a quick read that really touches at the core of leadership and the man who exemplified the subject best, Abraham Lincoln. The way the book is titled makes you think that it was Lincoln himself who actually wrote it (this is not true). Although there's a good amount of writing by Lincoln in the book, the lessons are mostly interpreted by the author Donald T. Phillips, through actual historical events taken from the president's life in office. The author does a great job of extracting the jewels of leadership wisdom by analyzing Lincoln's actions. Lincoln on Leadership is not a step by step guide on leadership theory, it is more of a biography on Lincoln's life in office. If your looking for a thorough history on Lincoln don't bother, most of the items covered are during the Civil War, the time where Lincoln displayed most of his leadership abilities. The contents of the book are presented in four parts, each part breaks down into several sub-parts pertaining to the main topic: Part I - People Part II - Character Part III - Endeavor Part IV - Communication. I must tell you, after reading this book I am definitely interested in learning more about our sixteenth president (AKA - Honest Abe). Lincoln on Leadership helped me see the extraordinary attributes of an American legend. His honesty, integrity, and tenacity are all characteristics that should be mimicked by all students of leadership. Excellent job Donald...

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2005

    A great example to follow!!!

    Combining great historical evidence into the modern corporate world makes this book a great read with tremendous practical application.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

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    My favorite leadership book

    This is my favorite book on leadership... the top of the list. A great book to give individuals who you may be mentoring or admire. Lincoln is one of the all time great leaders and I find it fascinating how he led strong willed individuals through our nations toughest crisis and how he succeeded.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2009

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    BEST LEADERSHIP BOOK FOR THE MONEY

    Having read numerous leadership books, "Lincoln on Leadership" is the best book for the money and should be a part of any leadership development or mentorship program. I highly recommend this book for all historical readers, Lincoln fans, supervisors, managers, leaders, and those aspiring to be the best leader they can be.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    This book has great information but  the e-book is full of typos

    This book has great information but  the e-book is full of typos and missing pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Good reae

    Good read but frustrated that my nook edition is missing pages.....really i could have bought the hard cover had i known that there wouldbe error in the digital version

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2010

    Learning new ways and re-learning ways to supervise your employees

    This is an Excellent book giving you some insights and reinterations on how to properly supervise people and knowing how to speak to them, whether it is a personal conversation or in assigning them a task to be completed for work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    It's not a difficult book, but it does have valuable content. In

    It's not a difficult book, but it does have valuable content. In 188 pages, the author succinctly illustrates 15 leadership tips and cites interesting, historical examples of how they work. The lessons address perspectives of a leader's character and also how to talk to people in a way that will encourage action. The book's advice has already proven credible through Lincoln's popularity and success. One's never too old or young in the Air Force to improve his leadership style; this is a great read for Airman.

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