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Download Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald T. Phillips Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 2/15/2014

    " The book is just decent. I would not say this is a "must read" by any means. If you want a leadership book, I would look first to John C. Maxwell, then Kenneth Blancard. Read all their books, and if you really just like the subject of leadership and Lincoln, give this a shot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 2/14/2014

    " I've read a lot of books on management and leadership, this is one of the best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 2/14/2014

    " 3.5. Good points, but author using Lincoln to sell his opinions "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 2/11/2014

    " This is one I wish I had read instead of listened to. I loved learning more about Lincoln and his character and leadership. If I had read the paper copy I would have been underlining as I went. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Wilson | 2/8/2014

    " Pretty good...I enjoyed it but it didn't engross me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Hans | 2/7/2014

    " I took my time digesting each of these 15 leadership lessons derived from our Civil War President's example. By occasionally oversimplifying events or circumstances that Lincoln faced, the author creates parables that knowingly perpetuate the Lincoln myth, but are no less effective in their brevity. At the very least I want to learn more about the man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophon | 1/21/2014

    " So far, this is a really well written book. It ties in examples of Lincoln's leadership with modern management principles "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyn | 1/8/2014

    " Insightful and very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Quinton | 1/5/2014

    " The bits on Leadership were good, but not amazing. What I liked about this book, though, was the information about Lincoln. It gave quite a bit of info about his leadership style, using examples from his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 12/16/2013

    " Reading about Lincoln's tactics for running our nation are inspiring and enlightening. We as Americans are more oblivious of what he did for our nation than we gather. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob Mortensen | 6/4/2013

    " A good summary of a lot of the principles that made Lincoln a great leader, but after I read Goodwin's excellent biography it just seemed superficial and poorly written. However, I still feel it is valuable as an easy read that points out a lot of great pieces of Lincoln's character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robquarles | 5/24/2013

    " If it was good enough for Bill Clinton dog gone-it it was good enough for me! I really liked it-- a heck of a lot more entertaining than Covey's 7 habits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trissa | 5/10/2013

    " We picked this book up after a trip to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois. I'm sure I enjoyed it because I had just been immersed in Lincoln's life from that trip. I will probably recommend it for my Project Management students this coming fall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 3/28/2013

    " This book is a must read for everyone. This is part history lesson, part leadership...and overall great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Milikien Candelaria | 3/19/2013

    " Awesome...What a great man! I learned so much about being a good manager, leader and person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zach Ellerbrook | 3/25/2012

    " You know what? I suck at reviews. If you want to be an actual leader, read this. Good enough? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelyn | 12/19/2010

    " Great book on Lincoln's Leadership. Easy to read and interesting insights into Lincoln's life and Presidency. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 4/29/2009

    " Explores the leaadership style and techniques of Abraham Lincoln. He was able to include members of both parties in his cabinet and get laws passed that sey aside Constitutional rights and also some that affected slavery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/24/2009

    " A must read for leadership skills. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shayne | 4/2/2008

    " What a wonderful understanding of Lincoln's life and the way he ran our country! I would give anything to have a man like him - or even close to him - becoming our President again! It is an excellent business book and a warm fuzzy about Lincoln all at the same time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Clark | 2/13/2008

    " This was a great little book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 3/12/2007

    " This book was alright, but not spectacular. The historical part was really interesting, but that was not the focus of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayreen | 2/20/2007

    " Excellent book that seems almost as though it is written by Lincoln himself. Has many leadership techniques applicable for today's leaders, def recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Bivens | 7/31/2006

    " A great read for anyone looking to be inspired to lead. Some amazing stuff in this book about Lincoln's methods of getting people to follow him. Amazing how these things translate to modern times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 8/20/2005

    " Was assigned to read this as a part of my Master's program. Well worth the time. Highly recommended for anyone involved in leadership or who desires to be a better leader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane Berry | 2/18/2005

    " Most important thing learned: say good morning to your staff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♡Kimberly♡ | 1/3/2005

    " I had to read this book in my senior year of HS in JROTC. Loved it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 11/3/2004

    " This one didn't really teach anything that a leader who is somewhat good at their job doesn't already know. But it was interesting to read about Lincoln. "

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About the Author

Donald T. Phillips is a bestselling author who brings history alive with crisp, compelling prose and historical accuracy. His trilogy on American leadership, The Founding Fathers on Leadership, Lincoln on Leadership, and Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership, continues to win worldwide acclaim. His first book, Lincoln on Leadership, helped pave the way toward the creation of an entire new genre of books on historical leadership.

About the Narrator

Nelson Runger’s voice has been recorded in dozens of audio productions. His ability to convey difficult, scholarly material with eloquence and ease has earned him critical acclaim, including an AudioFile Best Voice in Biography & History for his reading of Nixon and Kissinger.