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Abe Lincoln’s Leadership Tips

 

How to be a better leader

How to be a better leader

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearnes Goodwin is a wealth of information on the cleverness of Lincoln. One of the reasons he remains such a key figure in our culture today is because we admire him still for his leadership skills. Throughout the book, Goodwin highlights several instances of Lincoln’s strong leadership and present traits that assisted Lincoln’s natural skills. This is the second post of the series, and it will illustrate the importance of knowing  your material.  Read the rest of this entry »

Abe Lincoln’s Leadership Tips

As I’ve mentioned before, Abe Lincoln was a pretty smart guy who knew how to get things done. He was a great communicator with a knack for knowing how to take a simple story and make it into an effective tool for conveying a point.

While his communication skills are a great argument for his success in the political arena and our fond memory of him as the 16th president, his leadership skills were admirable as well, and are also worth emulating.

Whether you’re naturally a take-charge kind of person or someone who’s more comfortable away from the limelight, chances are that learning to develop your leadership skills will benefit you in the long run. So, take some lessons from our old pal, Abe.

How to be a better leader: Be Humble

How to be a better leader: Be Humble