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Lincoln on Leadership. Written By : Donald T. Phillips Presented By: Jose Vega. Background. February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865 Raised in the western frontier Self educated lawyer One term congressman - Illinois 16 th President of the United States. Background.

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lincoln on leadership

Lincoln on Leadership

Written By : Donald T. Phillips

Presented By: Jose Vega

  • February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865
  • Raised in the western frontier
  • Self educated lawyer
  • One term congressman - Illinois
  • 16th President of the United States
  • President during the Civil War
  • Abolished slavery
main points
Main Points
  • People
  • Character
  • Endeavor
  • Communication
  • Get Out of the Office and Circulate Among the Troops
  • Build Strong Alliances
  • “Everyone likes a good complement”
  • Showing your compassionate and caring nature will aid you in forging successful relationships.
people cont
People Cont.
  • Persuade Rather Than Coerce
  • Make people believe it was their own idea.
  • Delegate responsibility and authority by empowering peopleto act on their own.
  • Your organization will take on the personality of its top leaders.
  • You must be consistently fair and decent, in both the business and personal side of life.
  • Do the very best you know how – the very best you can – and keep doing so until the end.
character cont
Character Cont.
  • Don’t surrender the game leaving any available card unplayed.
  • It is your duty to advance the aims of the organization and also to help those who serve it.
  • Overcome the paradox of providing employee security while also providing an environment for risk taking.
character cont1
Character Cont.
  • Never crush a man out, thereby making him and his friends permanent enemies of your organization.
  • Once a subordinate is destroyed he ceases to contribute to the organization.
character cont2
Character Cont.
  • Avoid major conflicts in the forms of quarrels and arguments because…….
  • Unite your followers with a “Corporate Mission”.
  • Seize the initiative and never relinquish it.
  • Set specific short term goals that can be focused on with intent and immediacy (Light a Fire) by subordinates.
  • Set goals and parameters so that subordinates can act on their own initiative.
endeavor cont
Endeavor Cont.
  • If you have a subordinate who has a presidential chin-fly biting him, don’t knock it off.
  • Let subordinates know honor will be theirs if they succeed and the blame yours if they fail.
  • The greatest credit should given to those who render the hardest work.
  • Your chief subordinates should be those who crave responsibility and take risk.
  • Coach and counsel a new executive so that he or she will get off on the right foot.
endeavor cont1
Endeavor Cont.
  • Don’t lose confidence in your people when they fail.
  • Be innovative.
  • Impromptu speaking is your avenue to the public.
  • When you preach don’t aim to high, instead aim lower so as to reach the common people.
  • Use body language when you speak.
  • A short story can sometimes relay your point of view with less resistance than an explanation.
communication cont
Communication Cont.
  • Loyalty is more often won through privet conversation than any other way.
  • A good laugh is good for both the mental and physical digestion.
  • After meeting with someone try to leave on good terms.
communication cont1
Communication Cont.
  • Provide a clear and concise direction for your organization.
  • Justify the actions you take.
  • People
  • Character
  • Endeavor
  • Communication