Lincoln On Leadership – Chapter One

I’m currently reading the book Lincoln on Leadership. I wanted to share the chapter notes because they’re so good.

Chapter One – Get Out of the Office and Circulate Among the Troops

  • Explain yourself in writing and offer advice on how to solve problems
  • It is important that people know you come among them without fear
  • Keep casual contact with your subordinates. It is as meaningful as a formal gathering, if not more so.
  • Don’t often decline on to see people who call on you.
  • Take public opinion baths
  • Be the very embodiment of good temper and affability.
  • Remember, everyone likes a compliment
  • If your subordinates can stand it, so can you. Set a good example.
  • You must seek and require access to reliable and up-to-date information

About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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