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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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Their Finest Leader: Three Key Takeaways from the Unthinkable Undoing of the British Bulldog
By | 04/11/2011 12:00PM | SOLUTIONS

Why was Winston Churchill wiped out of office and what lessons can leaders learn from his fall?


This was the moment for which Churchill was born. As with many great leaders (and more than a few powerful dictators), Churchill believed from very early on that he was destined for a great calling—in his own words: “There has to be […]

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“Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their
minds cannot change anything.”
-George Bernard Shaw

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Perfecting the Power of Political Propaganda (PART 1)
By | 09/20/2010 11:00AM | PROBLEMS

Big Lies, Little Lies, Rumors and Propaganda


“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” This quote, which explains a propaganda technique known as the “Big Lie,” is traced back to Adolf Hitler and is discussed in more detail in Mein Kampf (1925). When Hitler and the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933 they immediately established the Reich Ministry of Propaganda. Its purpose was […]

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“Propaganda is to a democracy
what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
-Noam Chomsky

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