Lincoln On Leadership – Chapter Four

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

Chapter Four – Honesty and integrity are the best policies

  • Give your subordinates a fair chance with equal freedom and opportunity for success
  • When you make it to the top, turn and reach down for the person behind you
  • You must set, and respond to, fundamental goals and the values that move your followers
  • You must consistently be fair and decent, in both the business and the personal side of life
  • Stand with anybody who stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong
  • Never add the weight of your character to a charge against a person without knowing it to be true
  • It is your duty to advance the aims of the organization and also to help those who serve it.
  • If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.


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

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