Lincoln on Leadership

  • by Donald T. Phillips
  • Narrated by Nelson Runger
  • 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this remarkable book, hailed by CEOs, politicians, coaches, and college presidents alike, Donald T. Phillips examines Lincoln's effective leadership style. As he explores the President's diverse management skills, he demonstrates how you can succeed with them in today's complex world.When Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States had already seceded from the Union. Even though his own advisers expected him to fail, he eventually reunited the embattled states with uncommon good sense. Using historical anecdotes, speeches, and Lincoln's own letters, the author shares the President's practical managerial strategies: seize the initiative, wage only one war at a time, encourage risk-taking while promoting job security, circulate among the troops, and more.
With this compelling portrait, Donald T. Phillips reveals Lincoln as one of the world's most outstanding leaders. Nelson Runger's thought-provoking narration will motivate you to influence others in the same quiet way.

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"[Nelson Runger's] energy and pacing carry the listener along." (Booklist)

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If only more managers used these principals

I couldn't agree with his leader principles any more. I'm moved by a man who was able to overcome unconscionable adversities throughout his life and continue to stay true to his value of integrity and confidence in himself. I can relate a lot to his story and styles but do not have the ability at this point to empathize with my adversaries with such strategy, grace, and poise as did he. I strive to be able to embody these learnings as I believe them to be the most effective leadership techniques.
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- Stephanie Bylos

Author not objective

The author makes too many universal statements that are inconsistent chapter to chapter. For example, he praises Lincoln for having his subordinates think they created their own successes. Then he later suggests that you should remove Generals from positions that don't do their jobs... as if the military was any less human then his political staffers. Save your money for a book that's not martyr Lincoln and read another book that is more objective and provides insight that doesn't get contradicted in another chapter in the same book
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- StarchMD

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books