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His example is universal and will last a thousand years…. He was bigger than his country—bigger than all the Presidents together… and as a great character, he will live as long as the world lives. With the election finally decided, our thoughts now move to Abraham Lincolnwidely regarded as the greatest president in American history.
Of course, even before seeing the film, we already know that, just six days before being assassinated, Lincoln succeeded at all these stunning ambitions. That Lincoln was one of the most effective leaders in world history is a notion fully supported by his extraordinary accomplishments.
My many hours of reading proved well spent. The profound lesson to be drawn from this book is that Lincoln led brilliantly, not just from his mind, but also his heart. At a time when employee happiness and engagement has reached an all-time low in the U.
Molded By Loss advertisement Born in a log cabin in rural Kentucky, Lincoln grew up in abject poverty. His father never learned to read or write, working as a hired hand with little ambition.
Routinely lent out to farmers needing workers, Lincoln had virtually no formal schooling. While still a boy, he witnessed the death of his infant younger brother and, later, his beloved older sister.
Exercising incomparable drive and determination, he was a voracious reader who used literature to transcend his circumstances.
Prior to being elected a U. Congressman in his thirties, he learned the trades of boatman, clerk, merchant, postmaster, surveyor and country lawyer.
He pored over newspapers, and taught himself English grammar, geometry and trigonometry. Instead, he read and re-read borrowed law books until he understood them thoroughly. But perhaps his greatest inspiration came from an intransigent belief that he had a purpose to fulfill.
If it did now exist amongst us, we should not instantly give it up. But, just as important, Lincoln was a masterful writer and speaker who consistently moved people through his humor and kind personal presence. He also was not afraid to display his own humanness.
On more than one occasion, he traveled long distances to visit weary troops on the battlefield. Simply by demonstrating to them that their work mattered to him, he earned their unmitigated support.
Engagement and performance are mostly influenced by feelings and emotions. Through kind and encouraging words, and authentic gestures of exceptional thoughtfulness, he assured people of their individual significance.
He was most essentially a human being who identified with the challenges people faced and the sacrifices they made. His tremendous influence was due to this. Crowley is the author of Lead From The Heart: Transformational Leadership For The 21st Century.
Reach him on Twitter markccrowleyfacebook.The Leadership Genius Of Abraham Lincoln Abolishing slavery, ending the Civil War, and saving the Republic. Abraham Lincoln understood that for the U.S. to be a great nation, it required to be united and should be free from the sins of slavery.
A moral nation that boasts life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all cannot be masters of human beings. Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, guided his country through the most devastating experience in its national history--the CIVIL WAR.
He is considered by many historians to have been the greatest American president. Early Life Lincoln was born on Feb.
12, , in a log cabin in Hardin (now Larue) County. Josh Shimunoff AP US ESSAY Abraham Lincoln- Best President of the 19th Century Abraham Lincoln is remembered for his significant role as the leader in saving the Union during the Civil War and started the course that led to the end of slavery in the United States.
The Comparisons Between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln.
"The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," is a clue to why Obama would be drawn to his 19th-century predecessor. Abraham Lincoln is more than America’s 16th president. He’s a model of leadership who demonstrates traits and characteristics that are essential for present day executives and business leaders.
Like Lincoln, you face the challenge of executing a vision, while also managing competing priorities.