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Leadership Lessons of Abraham Lincoln: Strategies, Advice, and Words of Wisdom on Leadership, Responsibility, and Power

Leadership Lessons of Abraham Lincoln: Strategies, Advice, and Words of Wisdom on Leadership, Responsibility, and Power

What is it about Abraham Lincoln that, 146 years after his death, continues to inspire us? Was it his commitment to honesty and his unfailing integrity? Was it his courage to stand up against the injustices of his day? Was it his ability to lead the American people through the perils of war and unify the country through the conviction of his ideals?

In Leadership Lessons of Abraham Lincoln, the best, most thought-provoking, and inspiring excerpts from Lincoln’s speeches and writings have been collected in an effort to help today’s business leaders apply his principles to their own work and life. While it may not always be easy to follow Honest Abe’s sterling example, the lessons one learns from reading this book are sure to inspire and give rise to some deep contemplation about the role of the leader in organizations both small and large, and reaffirm one’s faith in the principles Lincoln held so deeply.

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. To Labor with Purpose and Succeed with Discipline

Chapter 2. The Mastery and Art of Communication

Chapter 3. Responsibilities and Burdens of Leadership

Chapter 4. Words of Wisdom for Conflict Resolution

Chapter 5. Determination in the Darkest Hours

Chapter 6. Essential Reading—Selected Quotes and Speeches of Lincoln