Lincoln on Leadership
By Donald T. Phillips
Forgave many people
Wrote letters of reputation but never sent them
Put capable man beside him although they didn’t always agree with him
Wrote letters of encouragement
Never gave up even though he was refused and did not win first time as president or send it in school etc. but kept going
His policy was always be honest
Don’t haste to make a decision, but act quickly on what is right.
Time is everything, so work with this in mind
Give credit where credit is due
Learn to lead while being led
When someone does a good job, learn to Reward them and praise them but when they do a bad job take the responsibility for it
Let other people know that when they fail you fail
Publicly take responsibility for battles lost and opportunities not taken
If learn to praise good work and encourage more of it, the leader will soon be able to just guide and help the progress instead of doing all of the work
If you are a good leader with the job is done others will say we did this Ourselves
Write letters making personal egg knowledge meant of what people do good and do right
The greatest credit should go to those in your organization who render the hardest work
Set goals and be a result oriented
Leave nothing undone today in order to do it tomorrow
Battles are not won just by strategy but By hard fighting
Half labored work is usually work that is lost
When one of your leaders had a victory, write them a letter to take them even be willing to tell them that you could do it or didn’t know if it could be done but are glad that they did it.
Give credit where credit is due
Except responsibility when things go wrong
Because they have failed, I have failed as well
Please go to store encourage more the same ensuing the leader will not have to do all this work, rather monitor motivate the others to do it
If I am a good leader, with the job is accomplished they will say that they have accomplished it themselves
Write letters to subordinates and let them know that they were right and I was wrong
Leader should be self starters and change orientation
Leave nothing to do tomorrow what you can do today
Sometimes you just need to go around the problem instead of straight through it
Your war will not be won by strategy alone but more by just hard desperate fighting
Half finished work generally proves to be labor lost
Go out to the field of battle with your man
Give them all the support that you can and trust that they will do good with what you have given them
If someone does not perform adequately, give them ample time to turn it around and then move them out slowly.
Coach or council a person so that they can get off on the right foot, remember that you want them to succeed.
Don’t surround yourself with yes men what’s up with people who know what they are doing.
Don’t ever stop learning
When difficulty arises, arise with it. Thank a new and act a new.
Don’t lose confidence and people when they fail.
Let subordinates know that you always accept their suggestions.
If you never try, you will never succeed.
Surround yourself with people who really know their business and avoid yes-men
Never stop learning
Never feel that anything you have prepared is finished until it is published or if it is a speech, until you have delivered it.
The power to motivate people lies almost solely in the ability to communicate.
When meet with people make sure you leave with no strains between each other
When talk with someone, make them feel as if there is no superiority and as if they have known you all of their life
Don’t forget that humor is a major tool you need to persuade people
A good laugh is good for both the mental and physical digestion
People are usually more influenced with a humorous illustration than any other way.
A meaningful story can illustrate and help not to have to give a laborious explanation and can avoid pain or a truth
Loyalty is often one in a private conversation more than any other way.
Preach a vision and repeated often
Vision is what makes a leader and a manager different
Vision is the concise statement of where the company is headed and why they are excited about it
Come out of the ivory tower and mingle with the people, let the common people feel that they could talk to you
Continue growing fast as I grow the Ministry grows
Joy, being positive, not seeing all the negative things
Strategy/structure – to keep people and help people grow
Do everything first class, make it look sharp, professional