Lincoln On Leadership – Chapter Nine

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

Chapter Nine – Lead by Being Led
  • If you are a good leader, when your work is done, your aim fulfilled, your people will say, “We did this ourselves.”
  • Try not to feel insecure or threatened by your followers
  • Let disputing parties work out their differences by bringing them together and guiding their dialogue
  • Always let your subordinates know the honor will be al theirs if they succeed and blame will be yours if they fail
  • Write letters to your subordinates making the personal acknowledgement that they were right and you were wrong
  • When your subordinates come up with good ideas, let them go ahead and try. But monitor their progress
  • If your commanders in the field can’t be successful, neither can you nor your executive staff.
  • Never forget that your organization does not depend on the life of any individual
  • The greatest credit should be given to those in your organization who render the hardest work

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

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