How Abraham Lincoln dealt with Churning

Abraham Lincoln Memorial

In the 150 years since his death there has not been a single US President better than Abraham Lincoln. A survey in February 2015 still ranked him top.

This is a man who led the United States through its Civil War (its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis), preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernised the economy.

What was his philosophy of leadership?

He said:

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

His philosophy was to know his own purpose and values, to stay true to those whether or not he might succeed, and to align himself with others who felt the same.

Inner Leadership provides tools and frameworks for clearly identifying your purpose and values, and for creating an inspiring tangible vision (from where you are now) that is in line with them.

It also provides tools for managing the inner turmoil that is bound to arise as you apply the tools of outer leadership and work to achieve your vision.

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