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

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 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 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, unbeknownst-like
  • ... and much much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446394598
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 35,264
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.

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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although a good book it could have been great but alas the e book is truly missing pages. Do not buy the ebook.
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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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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
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