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Phillips did a remarkable job in piecing together this analysis of Lincoln's leadership. It's amazing no one else had written such a book before.
A must-listen for any good manager who wants to be a great leader.
Even though there are two minor nits with the recording (you can hear Runger's breathing inbetween some sections and chapters flow together so it's hard to guess when one ends and the next one starts), I gave it a 5-star rating because of the content. I recommend getting a copy of the paperback version so you can follow these principles day-to-day.
Recommended reading/listening: "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin, which delves deeper into it.
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There are a few things you should know before downloading this audio book.
Let’s take the positive first: It is a fast listen – easily finished in a couple of days. It is (as always) narrated to perfection by Nelson Runger. It reveals a lot of interesting and surprising facts about Lincoln – that I bet you did not know about.
And the negative: It is, in my opinion, not a book well-suited for audio. After each chapter, the author summarises the essence in a list of “Lincoln Principles”. I constantly found myself wishing that I had the book in front of me – especially if I wanted to look at the lists later on. Please also be aware, that this is a very unusual mix between a management book and a historic narrative – maybe not appealing to all readers.
Although somewhat disappointed, I have given it three stars anyway – because it has opened my eyes towards Lincoln in a new and more exciting way.
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I heard reference to this in a book and I felt a bit of History mingled with leadership would be interesting and also a good book to listen to on the move. Oh dear a book best skimmed at best. Rather dated and neither a great history book or leadership book. Not sure there are any real take aways and sounds very dated... then again the book was written some time ago.