Abraham Lincoln Leadership Style Analysis

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Many people believe that the 16th President of the United States was the greatest President to date. The president was Abraham Lincoln. This intense admiration is made apparent through many fictionalizations of Lincoln’s life, some include different legends, such as a naming him a vampire and slayer zombie hunter. This is an example of how deeply people felt about Lincoln, the fact that they wanted to see our greatest leader fight off apocalyptic scenarios. This is not what made Lincoln our greatest President; it was his ability to motivate and his leadership style that proved him to be most successful Commander and Chief. Lincoln used many tactics to motivate and lead, some of which were encouraging innovation, influence through conversation …show more content…
Lincoln believed that “When you meet with an individual, try not to part with any unpleasant impression on either side.” Lincoln knew that if he ever needed to speak to this person again they would remember that unpleasant impression and they would be less likely to meet again. Lincoln would, “Speak in simple and familiar strains with people, without any pretension of superiority. Leave people with the feeling that they 've known you all their lives.” This allowed him to motivate the masses and made him more accessible. Lincoln also believed that when you are trying to persuade you should not forget that humor is a major component of your ability to persuade people. Lincoln used the conversation and story telling to lead through example and to indirectly motivate people. This strategy gave Lincoln better results than just barking orders and actually gave him a stronger ability to lead people. Lincoln being so personable and charismatic helped him succeed in his …show more content…
The principle that I have observed the most is honesty and integrity in my work life. My first and only job was working at a pizzeria. It was a father and son owned business. I was inexperienced and was not the best employee. I was a floater, which meant I would fill in where needed. Tony, the son, was much easer to work for than his father. This was true because Tony was honesty and had the courage to handle unjust criticism. There were a few times when customers complained about me when I was their server. Tony would come to my defense when I was right and handle the complaint in a fair and impartial manner. If the customer was right, I would be reprimanded. Another example of Tony’s honesty and integrity was one occasion when I incorrectly over-charged a customer. The customer had left the pizzeria, and as busy as it was, Tony ran out of the store and found the customer 2 blocks away at a light and gave him the money owed to him. The pizzeria is very successful, in part due to the leadership skills of the

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