Lincoln On Leadership – Chapter Six
May 17, 2011 Leave a comment
I’m currently reading the book Lincoln on Leadership. I wanted to share the chapter notes because they’re so good.
- Refrain from reading attacks upon yourself so you won’t be provoked
- Don’t be terrified by an excited populace and hindered from speaking your honest sentiments
- It’s not entirely safe to allow a misrepresentation to go uncontradicted
- Remember that truth is generally the best vindication against slander
- Do the very best you know how – the very best you can – and keep doing so till the end
- If you yield to even one false charge, you may open yourself to up to other unjust attacks.
- If both factions or neither shall harass you, you will probably be about right. Beware of being assailed by one and praised by another.
- The probability that you may fall in the struggle ought not deter you from the support of the cause you believe to be just