RSS

Tag Archives: Ulysses Grant

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hiring Ambitious People Makes You Successful

civil-war-lincoln-pinkertonAbraham Lincoln hired some of the most ambitious and prominent people he could find for cabinet positions and advisors.

Although that might seem like Lincoln was inviting a group of back-stabbers into his own office to help him run things, he had a different thought.

He didn’t fear the daggers these men might aim at his back, but he did fear a party and a country splintering apart without the advice and support of successful statesmen at his side who represented a variety of factions and regional sections of the North.

Read the rest of this entry »

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Don’t Hang On to Bad Employees Too Long

81b6774fd5a8a359e35a12e4413c8257YOU CAN OVERDO PEOPLE-SKILLS BY DELAYING THE INEVITABLE FIRING OF THE WRONG PERSON FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION.

Abraham Lincoln kept the non-aggressive General George McClellan far too long before firing him.  Here is just a sampling of people who thought this was the case:

The Harvard Business Review article by Robert B. Kaiser and Robert E. Kaplan skewered Lincoln and other people-oriented leaders like him for being too slow to act on the wrong employees: Read the rest of this entry »

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

 
Attila Ovari

Loving Life and Inspiring Others

HRMexplorer's Blog - Human Resources

Where Human Resources and Business meet in the Performance zone

ChangingWinds

Your knowledge portal to leadership and management

wellbelove.wordpress.com/

#SocialMedia #Marketing #Technology

fool (with a plan)

business, humans, & stuff

Zazzle Blog

The latest Zazzle news, gift guides, designer interviews, & more!

Achieving Professional & Personal Success

Just another WordPress.com weblog

moviejoltz

The website where movies count

LeadToday

Helping the Next Generation of Leaders Develop Themselves

Lead to Serve

Leadership Mastery

montyrainey

Reaching a higher level

Ramblings From an Apathetic Adult Baby

A non-comprehensive collection

Living In Italy.Moving To Italy. Loving In Italy. Laughing In Italy.

"American Expat In Italy. A Hysterical Struggle With Language, Love, And Culture"-Probably Someone

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Tech

News and reviews from the world of gadgets, gear, apps and the web

Swich The Ripper

Come Step Into The World of Swich The Ripper, a jack of all traits.

Think CEO

"ALWAYS IN THE BLACK"

A Pondering Mind

The Mind Works Best With Coffee

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Chris Martin Writes

Sowing seeds for the Kingdom

bowden2bowden blog

...we are here to help tell your story.

lauren.nicolette.colie.

writer.editor.researcher.

allmostrelevant

Want to see what an Instagram with no pictures looks like? @allmostrelevant

Hope, Honor, and Happiness

A blog for the book “Kingdom of the Sun” and discussions on finding the Hope, Honor, and Happiness in education, life, and the seemingly impossible.

breastfedblog

A great WordPress.com site

Angela Onez

A Girly Traveler's Journey

Global ThinkTank Institute

Data Driven Research, Consultancy and Development

Carl Bentley

Running away from normal life routines

ArchangelTravel

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

%d bloggers like this: