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Lincoln on Leadership for Today Audiobook

Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln's Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues

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The author of the classic best seller Lincoln on Leadership answers the question: How would President Lincoln handle the pressing crises of our modern world?

Abraham Lincoln is recognized as one of history's finest leaders, a great president when the United States was under tremendous strain. But suppose he were alive today. How would Lincoln deal with today's high-pressure issues, from politics to business?

Based on a lifelong study of Lincoln's life, writings, and speeches, best-selling author Donald T. Phillips offers compelling ideas on how Lincoln would employ his exemplary leadership and executive style. How would Lincoln handle today's frayed race relations, terrorism at home and abroad, gun control, and the influence of special interest groups on Congress? What would have been Lincoln's reaction to the invasion of Iraq? How would he have handled the Great Recession? What would be his stance on science and climate change? How did Lincoln feel about government entitlement programs? Would he have them at all? How would he feel about the growing gap between the haves and the have-nots, a worker's right to strike, the minimum wage, and labor unions? Would Lincoln have a mobile phone and embrace the whirl of social media? Phillips hews very closely to Lincoln's extensive writings and records to offer a fascinating look at how we might solve some of our most challenging problems, Lincoln style.

©2017 Donald T. Phillips (P)2017 Recorded Books

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    J. Davis 07-18-17
    J. Davis 07-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Leveraging Lincoln to drive a personal agenda"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Objective content would have been a refreshing starting point. First, I must say that I absolutely loved the original version of Lincoln on Leadership. I've personally purchased numerous copies to share with my co-workers over the years since I found the book. It was an engrossing, insightful, and applicable read. I have never gotten a bad review of that book.

    But I can not be more disappointed with this new version. The book is nothing more than the author's attempt to frame his personal agenda into one that would be theoreticaly endorsed by Lincoln. Every question is answered as if Lincoln is an active left-wing Democrat in our modern times. The lack of objectivity by the author to champion every current Liberal cause and agenda is almost too much to believe. I would suspect some of the author's perspectives to come to the top, but every Lincoln opinion is now aligned with the Left's agenda.

    Sadly, objectivity is sorely lacking in this book. While I am by no means an apologist for the current Republican Party or their platform, listening to this book was like watching a systematic beat down of the policies of the GOP.

    I have no doubt that Mr. Lincoln would be much more moderate in today's political landscape, but to make him part of the Left's power machine is a disservice to the listener and the memory of a proven political moderate.

    Disappointed.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Normally I swap history with fiction, but this was fiction enough for me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The quotes directly from Lincoln without the author's slant.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lincoln on Leadership for Today?

    The oppressive political bias of the author.


    Any additional comments?

    The author has lost my respect as a reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Crook Canada 09-27-17
    Andrew Crook Canada 09-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "educational and entertaining"

    As a Canadian, I did not learn much of Abe through formal education. though I've known him to be one of the great leaders of the past. As a leader in my own organization, I constantly seek out wisdom on the subject. This book was randomly discovered. as the reviews looked good and the subject matter was something I was curious about I bought it.

    To my surprise the story was enthralling and the lessons poignant. I found myself idolizing the fallen leader and I can see why so many others do as well.

    I was surprised how liberal the past leader of the Republican party was. I think there is lessons in this book for any leader looking to build a families first organization.

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