Book Reviews

Lincoln on Leadership

By: Donald T. Phillips

Lincoln on Leadership

The bulk of what we know of Abraham Lincoln’s leadership comes from what we’ve learned about his management of the Civil War. He displayed great courage and discipline in the administration of the war, as he struggled mightily to find effective field leaders.

Donald Phillips does well to gather such leadership wisdom in a compact and impactful text. He organizes Lincoln’s philosophies into four parts:

  1. People
  2. Character
  3. Endeavor
  4. Communication

Lincoln on Leadership contains fifteen efficient chapters with Lincoln’s Principles summarized at the end of each. This book is a useful outline for leadership discussions and continuous learning.

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