Lincoln's Leadership Lessons

  • Thursday, July 12, 2012
  • 1:00 PM EDT
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Learning to be a good leader is important for any organization. Explore the role of leadership through the actions and quotes of Abraham Lincoln and learn what makes a great leader.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction – Common man with uncommon leadership qualities
  • Vision – Key to victory for the Union
  • Character – The essence of Lincoln as a leader
  • Politically Skilled – Knew who counted: the people
  • Compassionate – Knew the value of mercy for common soldiers
  • Personal mastery – Delegated performance but not responsibility
  • Team player – Looked for performance, not loyalty and maintained separate spheres of authority and responsibility
  • Communications – Knew the value of storytelling
  • Humor – Conveyed criticism, support and fostered bonding
Don Hartman, JD, LLM
Former Program Director, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
Categories: Leadership