Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

by Donald T. Phillips, Phillips


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ISBN-13: 9780446394598
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 41,383
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Donald T. Phillips is the bestselling author of eighteen books, including Lincoln on Leadership and On the Wing of Speed. He has also collaborated on books with Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K of Duke University), Phil Mickelson, and Cal Ripken, Jr.

Table of Contents

Introduction ..... 1

Part I: People ..... 11

Chapter 1: Get Out of the Office and Circulate Among the Troops ..... 13
Chapter 2: Build Strong Alliances ..... 27
Chapter 3: Persuade Rather than Coerce ..... 38

Part II: Character ..... 49
Chapter 4: Honesty and Integrity Are the Best Policies ..... 51
Chapter 5: Never Act Out of Vengeance or Spite ..... 58
Chapter 6: Have the Courage to Handle Unjust Criticism ..... 65
Chapter 7: Be a Master of Paradox ..... 76

Part III: Endeavor ..... 85
Chapter 8: Exercise a Strong Hand - Be Decisive ..... 87
Chapter 9: Lead by Being Led ..... 99
Chapter 10: Set Goals and Be Results-Oriented ..... 108
Chapter 11: Keep searching Until You Find Your "Grant" ..... 114
Chapter 12: Encourage Innovation ..... 137

Part IV: Communication ..... 143
Chapter 13: Master the Art of Public Speaking ..... 145
Chapter 14: Influence People Through Conversation and Storytelling ..... 155
Chapter 15: Preach a Vision and Continually Reaffirm It ..... 162

Epilogue ..... 170
Notes ..... 174
Bibliography ..... 182
Index ..... 185

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Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Combining great historical evidence into the modern corporate world makes this book a great read with tremendous practical application.
BitsBacon More than 1 year ago
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.
LEADCHGPRO More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has great information but  the e-book is full of typos and missing pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
SCRH on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The author discusses leadership from the aspects of people, character, endeavor, and communication. The book is a quick read and worth the time it takes to read.
cameling on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Quick read and many good stories of Lincoln and his strength of character.
all4metals on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This book really outlines Lincoln's leadership style and how that affected events related to the civil war.
dorenemlorenz on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Borrowed from Russell C. Wimot III, from his amazing poli-sci collection. Execeptional relevant, common sense strategies for focusing resources in difficult circumstances. A must read for any leader.
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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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