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Top 10 Reasons You Would Work for Lincoln

Lincoln and his CabinetIf you were ever lucky enough to have a favorite boss, you likely remember being motivated to get up early and stay late at work.  You thought about your job in your spare time, and came up with great ideas that you were excited to share as soon as you got to work.

You felt appreciated.  You felt valued.  You believed you were working for the best.  Dealing with your superior was a pleasure; not a chore.  Working for him or her was a dream; not a nightmare.

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Keep Your Leaders Positive or Face Losing

This coach was smart enough to realize what might happen if one of the most influential people on his team started to give up.

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Share Your Vision and Your People Will Follow

honestabeLETTING YOUR PEOPLE KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING IS ESSENTIAL IF YOU WANT THEM TO FOLLOW YOU.  

Abraham Lincoln had a way of explaining what the Civil War was really all about on a personal level so that people felt it and understood it.

The official reason, of course, was to save the Union, but for many that was too high level; too abstract.

How did it affect the average person?

Lincoln phrased it this way in a speech to men of an Ohio regiment returning home to their families:

“I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House.  I am a living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father’s child has. It is in order that each of you may have through this free government which we have enjoyed, an open field and a fair chance for your industry, enterprise and intelligence; that you may all have equal privileges in the race of life, with all its desirable human aspirations. It is for this the struggle should be maintained, that we may not lose our birthright.  The nation is worth fighting for, to secure such an inestimable jewel.”

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Try Something Different Unless You’re Crazy

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Learn from Your Mistakes and Find Success

lincolnABRAHAM LINCOLN COMMITTED HIS SHARE OF ERRORS, BUT HE RARELY REPEATED THEM.

“I am slow to learn, and slow to forget that which I have learned. My mind is like a piece of steel—very hard to scratch anything on it, and almost impossible thereafter to rub it out.” –Abraham Lincoln

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Better to Remain Silent and Thought a Fool

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Learn to Speak Well to Influence Others

abraham-lincoln-gettysburg-addressNO OTHER HUMAN ABILITY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO INSPIRE, PERSUADE, AND EXPLAIN LIKE GOOD SPEECH. 

Abraham Lincoln was a marvel at speaking in public.

When historians point to the greatest speeches in history, Lincoln usually makes the top of the list with the Gettysburg Address, his inaugural speeches, and his debates with Senator Stephen Douglas.

He had been a politician and a trial lawyer for nearly 30 years, so he was fairly well-versed at talking to others.

His style wasn’t usually of the fist-pounding fiery type, but he typically took the tact of presenting the thoughtful, intellectual, well-reasoned argument that made everybody walk away nodding their heads in agreement.

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Disengage Your Employees Through More Meetings Today!

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You’re Not Alone – Even Lincoln Has Trust Issues

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Knowing Yourself before Hiring Completes Your Leadership

hers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal_ Abraham LincolnBRING IN THE TALENTS OF OTHERS TO MAKE UP FOR YOUR DEFICIENCIES.

Considering that the country was going to tear itself apart before he even stepped into the White House, Abraham Lincoln probably felt that it wouldn’t be possible to overcompensate in his hiring of others.

At the age of 23, Abraham Lincoln had spent a month in the Black Hawk War, a small, brief, localized event in the upper Midwest.

Based on his previous, rather limited military experience, he needed a really good war secretary, and eventually he found one in Edwin Stanton.

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