Lincoln On Leadership – Chapter Four


I’m currently reading the book Lincoln on Leadership. I wanted to share the chapter notes because they’re so good.

Chapter Four – Honesty and integrity are the best policies

  • Give your subordinates a fair chance with equal freedom and opportunity for success
  • When you make it to the top, turn and reach down for the person behind you
  • You must set, and respond to, fundamental goals and the values that move your followers
  • You must consistently be fair and decent, in both the business and the personal side of life
  • Stand with anybody who stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong
  • Never add the weight of your character to a charge against a person without knowing it to be true
  • It is your duty to advance the aims of the organization and also to help those who serve it.
  • If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.


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About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Associate Pastor of GraceLife Church, author of Faith Debugged, musician and baseball enthusiast

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