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Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times | [Donald T. Phillips]

Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

In this remarkable book, hailed by CEOs, politicians, coaches, and college presidents alike, Donald T. Phillips examines Lincoln's effective leadership style. As he explores the President's diverse management skills, he demonstrates how you can succeed with them in today's complex world.
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In this remarkable book, hailed by CEOs, politicians, coaches, and college presidents alike, Donald T. Phillips examines Lincoln's effective leadership style. As he explores the President's diverse management skills, he demonstrates how you can succeed with them in today's complex world.

When Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States had already seceded from the Union. Even though his own advisers expected him to fail, he eventually reunited the embattled states with uncommon good sense. Using historical anecdotes, speeches, and Lincoln's own letters, the author shares the President's practical managerial strategies: seize the initiative, wage only one war at a time, encourage risk-taking while promoting job security, circulate among the troops, and more.

With this compelling portrait, Donald T. Phillips reveals Lincoln as one of the world's most outstanding leaders. Nelson Runger's thought-provoking narration will motivate you to influence others in the same quiet way.

©1992 Donald T. Phillips II; (P)1999 Recorded Books, Inc.

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"[Nelson Runger's] energy and pacing carry the listener along." (Booklist)

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    Henrik Herndon, VA, United States 09-06-06
    Henrik Herndon, VA, United States 09-06-06 Member Since 2005

    I'm an audiobook nerd living in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the time of writing, I'm approaching 400 audiobooks.

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    "A few things you should know before downloading"

    There are a few things you should know before downloading this audio book.

    Let’s take the positive first: It is a fast listen – easily finished in a couple of days. It is (as always) narrated to perfection by Nelson Runger. It reveals a lot of interesting and surprising facts about Lincoln – that I bet you did not know about.

    And the negative: It is, in my opinion, not a book well-suited for audio. After each chapter, the author summarises the essence in a list of “Lincoln Principles”. I constantly found myself wishing that I had the book in front of me – especially if I wanted to look at the lists later on. Please also be aware, that this is a very unusual mix between a management book and a historic narrative – maybe not appealing to all readers.

    Although somewhat disappointed, I have given it three stars anyway – because it has opened my eyes towards Lincoln in a new and more exciting way.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher SOMERS, MT, United States 03-05-09
    Christopher SOMERS, MT, United States 03-05-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Essential leadership philosophy and style"

    Phillips did a remarkable job in piecing together this analysis of Lincoln's leadership. It's amazing no one else had written such a book before.

    A must-listen for any good manager who wants to be a great leader.

    Even though there are two minor nits with the recording (you can hear Runger's breathing inbetween some sections and chapters flow together so it's hard to guess when one ends and the next one starts), I gave it a 5-star rating because of the content. I recommend getting a copy of the paperback version so you can follow these principles day-to-day.

    Recommended reading/listening: "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin, which delves deeper into it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Eric San Diego, CA, USA 09-07-04
    Eric San Diego, CA, USA 09-07-04
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    "Shallow with some interesting tid-bits"

    This is an interesting look at one great statesman in Lincoln and a very compelling idea in leadership. It doesn't provide the reader with insight into the reason for good leadership and theoretical aspects of the subjects, but rather gives shallow suggestions for leadership techniques. It is thus repetitive and not very penetrating. It is a well-written survey though and worth taking a listen.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Koziolek Faribault, MN United States 12-03-06
    Dan Koziolek Faribault, MN United States 12-03-06 Member Since 2002
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    "Good material, lifeless style"

    There is a lot of good material about Lincoln, but this may well be the most lifeless book I have ever purchased from Audible.

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    Michael Seattle, WA, USA 01-25-06
    Michael Seattle, WA, USA 01-25-06
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    "Unique approach"

    The book was an engaging historical account of Lincoln and provided a unique, though sometimes over-simplified, take on principles of leadership. However, I was driven to fits of distraction by the sounds of the narrator's loud breathing and saliva smacking tongue.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard San Pedro, CA, United States 07-22-05
    Richard San Pedro, CA, United States 07-22-05 Member Since 2004
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    "I couldn't stop listening."

    I have been in some form of management and in leadership roles for several years. I was impressed with the reading of this book and simply couldn't get enough. This story detailing the way Lincoln "ministered to and mentored" his subordinates provides great insight to many powerful leadership principles. He was a man ahead of his time. His integrity was his cornerstone that he built all of his relationships upon. His eloquence and deep character are portrayed in a way that I had not heard of before. Many principles taken from his example are right on target.

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    J. Pennington 12-11-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Where is a Lincoln when you need him?"

    This was a great listen. I love the history but I really liked the way the author taped into President Lincoln's leadership style. I kept thinking what a diffrent world it would be if we still had Presidents of this caliber in the White House.

    The only thing I did not like about the book was the times when the author went to far into the details.

    Recommended for history buffs and/or people who are trying to be great leaders

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Warren Kerkhoven, MN, United States 09-27-12
    Warren Kerkhoven, MN, United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting story line. Well written"

    This book sheds light on Lincoln's leadership style. Not what I expected...it was better...much better.

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    Larry N. 05-08-12
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    Would you listen to Lincoln on Leadership again? Why?

    YES! as one of our great american leaders with what I had already learned in school this made me realize Mr Lincoln was so much more with reguard to his leadership and running of the country/armed forces


    What did you like best about this story?

    the way Mr Lincoln handled himself and got his way, sometimes with out the other party realizing what had happened


    What does Nelson Runger bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    spirit and a sence of awe?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no I enjoyed it over a couple of sittings


    Any additional comments?

    amazing how most of this applies yet today!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Scarborough, Ontario, Canada 01-16-10
    Keith Scarborough, Ontario, Canada 01-16-10
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    "Great Insight..."

    ...and information. An excellent look into the style and persistance of one of the world's greatest leaders!! I got a lot out of this book.

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    "Disappointing and dated"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I heard reference to this in a book and I felt a bit of History mingled with leadership would be interesting and also a good book to listen to on the move. Oh dear a book best skimmed at best. Rather dated and neither a great history book or leadership book. Not sure there are any real take aways and sounds very dated... then again the book was written some time ago.


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