Lincoln On Leadership – Chapter Twelve


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

Chapter Twelve – Encouraging Innovation
  • When The occasion is piled high with difficulty, rise with it. Think anew and act anew. Don’t lose the confidence in your people when they fail.
  • Let your subordinates know that you are always glad to have their suggestions.
  • If you never try, you’ll never succeed.
  • Except in matters of broad policy, encourage subordinates to take action on their own initiative,without waiting for orders.
  • Remember that the best leaders never stop learning
  • Surround yourself with people who really know their business, and avoid “yes” men
  • Be quick and decisive at employing new advances and make every attempt at getting new weapons into your soldiers’ hands immediately
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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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