Lately I’ve been thinking about leadership and it’s impact on others. I found these 8 leadership principles from Abraham Lincoln to be clear, concise and exemplary of of good leadership practice and thought I share them with you.
Lincoln on Leadership is an extraordinary treatise on leadership. Is demonstrates coherently and comprehensively how Abraham Lincoln sought to manage those who helped him preserve the United States through the perilous and agonizing years of the Civil War.
Consider the principles of Leadership that Lincoln spoke of and consistently used to govern is managerial conduct:
Advocate a VISION and continually reaffirm it
CIRCULATE among followers consistently
Build strong ALLIANCES
Search for INTELLIGENT assistants
PERSUADE rather than coerce
Influence people through STORIES
Be RESULTS oriented