This is the first of a two-part series examining the leadership of one of the top-two greatest presidents in U.S. history, Abraham Lincoln. Jesse and Marty discuss the leadership principles followed by Lincoln during the Civil War to engage a severely divided nation. Lincoln may have been a genius, but nearly anyone can use these five secrets to be an extraordinary leader:
- Get the right people on the bus, and then give them full authority to make decisions appropriate to their accountability
- Practice mutual respect and involvement
- Take blame and share credit
- Be flexible: use a compass to follow true-north, but navigate around the pond
- Focus on long-term results and communicate the vision continually
Resources Mentioned in This Episode
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Lincoln (2012) Directed by Stephen Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios
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