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 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 • 16th President of the United States
Background • President during the Civil War • Abolished slavery
Main Points • People • Character • Endeavor • Communication
People • 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. • Persuade Rather Than Coerce • Make people believe it was their own idea. • Delegate responsibility and authority by empowering peopleto act on their own.
Character • 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. • 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 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 Cont. • Avoid major conflicts in the forms of quarrels and arguments because…….
Endeavor • 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. • 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 Cont. • Don’t lose confidence in your people when they fail. • Be innovative.
Communication • 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. • 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 Cont. • Provide a clear and concise direction for your organization. • Justify the actions you take.
Conclusion • People • Character • Endeavor • Communication