Lincoln On Leadership

Author: N.A

Publisher: Donald T Phillips

ISBN: 0615301029

Category: Political leadership

Page: 188

View: 7581

Posted in Political leadership

Lincoln on Leadership for Today

Abraham Lincoln's Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues

Author: Donald T. Phillips

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544814568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 5112

“Don Phillips has done it again . . . bringing Lincoln’s brilliant leadership to life. Lincoln’s brilliance is as relevant today as it was a century and half ago.” — George Bodenheimer, former president, ESPN, and author of Every Town Is a Sports Town How can President Lincoln’s wisdom be applied to the most pressing conflicts of modern-day America? With a characteristically fresh and perceptive reading of Abraham Lincoln’s own writings and speeches, best-selling author Donald T. Phillips reveals how America’s sixteenth president handled many of the same national dilemmas we face today. Looking to Lincoln’s exemplary leadership of a fractured nation, Phillips offers a deeply relevant analysis of how Lincoln’s example could help forge solutions to the many issues and divisions challenging our country now. “[An] intelligent and often moving look at one of the nation’s greatest presidents . . . Using his extensive knowledge of Lincoln, Phillips makes convincing cases throughout for what the nineteenth-century statesman’s opinion would be on a wide array of issues faced by the twenty-first-century United States, including climate change, torture, immigration, and equal pay for women. For readers who find present-day politics almost too much to contemplate, Phillips’s closing vision of Lincoln witnessing the ‘current state of affairs’ will be especially poignant and bittersweet.” — Publishers Weekly
Posted in Business & Economics

The Founding Fathers on Leadership

Classic Teamwork in Changing Times

Author: Donald T. Phillips

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759524203

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4982

Extracts valuable lessons on business leadership from the story of the Founding Fathers' struggle to create a new nation. Shows how figures such as Thomas Paine, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin faced challenges and dissension in their own ranks with a vision from which they would not stray. Includes checklists of organizational, management, strategic, and leadership lessons learned from the leaders of the American Revolution. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln

21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers

Author: James C. Humes

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307559913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 2029

Turn Any Presentation into a Landmark Occasion Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history's greatest speakers. Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes—who wrote speeches for five American presidents—shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. Inside, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln. "As a student of speech, I very much enjoyed this intriguing historic approach to public speaking. Humes creates a valuable and practical guide." —Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO, FOX News "I love this book. I've followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now." —Chris Matthews, Hardball
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership

Inspiration and Wisdom for Challenging Times

Author: Donald T. Phillips

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759521093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4142

Guide to how the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can be used to effect positive, long-lasting change in any organization.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Architecture of Leadership

Author: Donald Phillips,James Loy

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612512887

Category: History

Page: 116

View: 7020

The Architecture of Leadership is a simple but effective toolkit for leaders, whose main theme is "preparation = performance." Using the elements of architecture, they begin with a foundation of character and values, move to a floor representing a drive to achieve combined with the capacity to care, and continue with the framework of innate traits and acquired skills to the ceiling and roof of opportunity and performance, respectively. Supporting it all are the pillars of honesty, integrity, courage, respect, commitment, trust, ethics, and hard work.
Posted in History

George Washington On Leadership

Author: Richard Brookhiser

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465012442

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8452

In 1799, at the end of George Washington's long life and illustrious career, the politician Henry Lee eulogized him as: “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Esteemed historian Richard Brookhiser now adds to this list, “First in leadership,” examining the lessons to be learned from our first president, first commander-in-chief, and founding CEO. With wit and skill, Brookhiser expertly anatomizes true leadership with lessons from Washington's three spectacularly successful careers as an executive: general, president, and tycoon. In every area of endeavor, Washington maximized his strengths and overcame his flaws. Brookhiser shows how one man's struggles and successes two centuries ago can serve as a model—and an inspiration—for leaders today.
Posted in History

Lincoln Stories for Leaders

Author: N.A

Publisher: Donald T Phillips

ISBN: 0615302866

Category:

Page: N.A

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Unusually Excellent

The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership

Author: John Hamm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470948965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 1388

Master the fundamentals of leadership-at every stage in your career Often, when leaders experience trouble, they look to blame an outside source or expect a small tweak to right their ship. But many times they've actually lost their grip on the very basic foundation of leadership. The business environment may change, but no management trend can displace the core laws, proven over centuries, of excellent leadership. Unusually Excellent is an essential resource for leaders that brings these fundamentals together in a new and comprehensive way. This book will help leaders at any level keep their focus on the bedrock principles that will make them extraordinary.. Thoroughly practical, day-to-day primer for achieving and maintaining their highest level of leadership, for today and for a lifetime The author's Harvard Business Review articles are among the most highly read in the magazine's history Written for all leaders who need to develop and renew their leadership skills Using a sports analogy, the author breaks the work of leaders into three parts: pregame: a matter of character; game day: a matter of competence; and postgame: a matter of consequence.
Posted in Business & Economics

Stand Your Ground

Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way

Author: Evan H. Offstein

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 145

View: 4530

Reveals the principles by which West Point trains tomorrow's military and business leaders--and demonstrates how they can be applied by any organization or individual
Posted in Business & Economics

Leadership Conversations

Challenging High Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders

Author: Alan S. Berson,Richard G. Stieglitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118551869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9838

Conversation techniques and tools that can help strong managers become great leaders Often the very same skills and traits that enable rising stars to achieve success "tenacity, aggressiveness, self-confidence" become liabilities when promoted into a leadership track. While managers' conversations are generally transactional and centered on the task at hand, leaders must focus on people, asking great questions and aligning them with the vision for the future. Leadership mindsets and skills can be developed, and Leadership Conversations provides practical guidance for connecting with others in ways that transform each interaction into an opportunity for organizational and personal growth. Identifies four types of conversation every leader must master: building relationships, making decisions, taking action, and developing others Provides an action plan for boosting your personal leadership potential, as well for developing leadership skills in others Draws on the authors' rich experience coaching and working with leaders at a wide range of organizations, including NASA, the U.S. Navy, intelligence agencies, Boeing, Gillette, Bausch & Lomb, and Georgetown University Leadership Conversations is required reading for both high-potential managers looking to make it to the next level and leaders looking to develop their people.
Posted in Business & Economics

Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership

Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit

Author: james m. strock

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307560570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6115

Harness the Power of TR's Charisma Theodore Roosevelt was a leader of uncommon strength who, through the sheer force of his extraordinary will, turned America into a modern world power. Thrown headfirst into the presidency by the assassination of his predecessor, he led with courage, character, and vision in the face of overwhelming challenges, whether busting corporate trusts or building the Panama Canal. Roosevelt has been a hero to millions of Americans for over a century and is a splendid model to help you master today's turbulent marketplace and be a hero and a leader in your own organization. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Clinton Charisma

A Legacy of Leadership

Author: Donald T. Phillips

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230608535

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8896

It is often overlooked, but Bill Clinton assumed the presidency in one of the most difficult times in our nation's history. The country was in a deep recession, the end of the Cold War had created new threats to our national security, and our health care system was in shambles. The country has now come full circle. Leadership has been replaced with self-interest, cronyism, and fear. More than ever, Bill Clinton's candor and success in adversity warrant revisiting during this age of a closed-door administration and governmental incompetence. The Clinton Charisma is a fascinating, prescriptive guide that reveals the former president's complex leadership techniques, including his attention to public opinion, his ability to take quick corrective action, and his efficient damage control in the face of political and personal difficulty. From diversity to decisiveness, from consensus to compromise, each chapter explores how Clinton employed important leadership principles and the ways in which they were--or were not--effective. The author asks in the introduction, "Are there lessons to be learned from his time in office--from his damage control strategies, from his ability to implement diversity, or from his decision-making process?" The answer, as Donald T. Phillips's The Clinton Charisma makes compellingly clear, is yes.
Posted in Political Science

On The Wing of Speed

Author: Donald T. Phillips

Publisher: Donald T Phillips

ISBN: 0982848420

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 4003

The early days of 1781 cast a cold shadow over the downtrodden American Continental army. Mutiny, the recent disastrous losses in South Carolina at Camden and Charleston, and Benedict Arnold's betrayal called General George Washington's leadership into question. Faced with the possibility of either a crushing defeat or a brilliant victory, Washington's loyalty to the fledgling United States compelled him to make a bold offensive stroke in the late summer of 1781. In less than a month, he marched the combined American and French armies to Yorktown, Virginia nearly 450 miles south of their encampment at New York to face the might of the British army. Through a riveting mixture of fact and dialogue, noted author Donald T. Phillips chronicles the remarkable events of the Siege of Yorktown. From dramatic artillery assaults to the celebrated American and French attacks and, finally, to the incredible British surrender, On The Wing Of Speed delivers a thrilling tale of courage, strength, and devotion.
Posted in History

Lincoln's Battle with God

A President's Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America

Author: Stephen Mansfield

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 159555419X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7957

Abraham Lincoln is the most beloved of all U.S. presidents. He freed the slaves, gave the world some of its most beautiful phrases, and redefined the meaning of America. He did all of this with wisdom, compassion, and wit. Yet, throughout his life, Lincoln fought with God. In his early years in Illinois, he rejected even the existence of God and became the village atheist. In time, this changed but still he wrestled with the truth of the Bible, preachers, doctrines, the will of God, the providence of God, and then, finally, God’s purposes in the Civil War. Still, on the day he was shot, Lincoln said he longed to go to Jerusalem to walk in the Savior’s steps. What had happened? What was the journey that took Abraham Lincoln from outspoken atheist to a man who yearned to walk in the footsteps of Christ? In this thrilling journey through a largely unknown part of American history, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Mansfield tells the richly textured story of Abraham Lincoln’s spiritual life and draws from it a meaning sure to inspire Americans today.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Leadership Lessons of Abraham Lincoln

Strategies, Advice, and Words of Wisdom on Leadership, Responsibility, and Power

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 161608412X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

View: 6154

Presents excerpts from the former president's letters, speeches, and other writings that best evoke inspiration, in an effort to help today's business leaders apply his principles in work and life.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Space Barons

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

Author: Christian Davenport

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610398300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1621

The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos. The Space Barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.
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Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life

Author: Jonathan White

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492613991

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 5073

Wisdom and stories from one of America's most unique legal minds Abraham Lincoln's success as a politician was rooted in experience in the courtroom. Despite a presidency plagued with moral and legal crises, this self-taught prairie lawyer deftly led the nation by relying on the core principles he honed in his early career: honestly, self-discipline, and a powerful sense of social responsibility. Aspiring and practicing lawyers alike often looked to Lincoln for guidance—and his hard-won wisdom is as relevant today as ever. Drawn from his correspondence with aspiring attorneys as well as observations from friends and colleagues, Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life is an insightful collection of Lincoln's timeless quotes, quips, and stories. "This should be required reading in every law school in America."—Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court, and founding chair of The Lincoln Forum.
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This Fiery Trial

The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Abraham Lincoln,William E. Gienapp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195151015

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 2085

A revealing collection of Abraham Lincoln's best writings includes the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Posted in History

Summary: Lincoln on Leadership

Review and Analysis of Philips' Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 251101792X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 765

The must-read summary of Donald T. Phillips' book: "Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times". This complete summary of the ideas from Donald T. Phillips' book "Lincoln on Leadership" analyzes Abraham Lincoln's leadership style, his character, his communication techniques and how he moved the country forward. In his book, the author explains how Lincoln was a master of creating consensus and inspiring others. His preferred method was to suggest a course of action, generally through humorous stories with strong morals, and then empower people to use their own initiative. This summary reveals the leadership secrets of Abraham Lincoln, all of which you can learn and apply to your own leadership style. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your leadership skills To learn more, read "Lincoln on Leadership" and find out how you can learn from the greatest leader and start getting the best out of people.
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