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7 Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln: Learning from the Leadership Wisdom of the Great Emancipator
By | 02/11/2012 3:13PM | LEADERSHIP LESSONS

What leadership lessons can we learn from one of the great legends of leadership, a man who was born nearly 200 years ago?


Since his assassination in 1865, Abraham Lincoln has grown to mythical proportions. Lincoln has been memorialized throughout the years and across the land. After Lincoln, we have named everything from theatres and museums to schools and colleges; from streets, airports and parks to counties, cities and towns; from statues and monuments to the penny and the five-dollar-bill; from Mount Rushmore to the Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln is repeatedly remembered as one of America’s greatest leaders and he is always remembered as a hero among American presidents. Rather than receding into the pages of the past; Lincoln’s example as a leader continues to stand strong. But what is it that makes the leadership of Lincoln relevant to leader’s today? […]

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“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”
-Abraham Lincoln

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Leadership Lessons Politicians Can Learn from Ben Franklin
By | 09/28/2011 12:00PM | SOLUTIONS

The Wisdom and Example of Benjamin Franklin Offers Several Timeless Leadership Lessons for Political Leaders Today


The old story told is that whenever visitors went over to see Benjamin Franklin at his estate they would need to open a large gate so that their horse and carriage could pass through on the way up to his house. Pushing this hefty contraption open always proved to be a bit of an affair requiring no small effort. Often exasperated, this prompted more than a few of his guests to offer a fix. “I can send someone over to mend that dreadful gate of yours, if you like?” With a wry smile and to the surprise of his guests, Franklin would […]

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“That men do not learn very much from the lessons
of history is the most important of all the
lessons that history has to offer.”
–Aldous Huxley

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