Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln's Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues

by Donald T. Phillips

In the same editorial spirit as the author’s best-selling classic Lincoln on Leadership, Donald T. Phillips brings us a new and original book that applies Lincoln’s distinctive management philosophy to our modern-day issues, including Lincoln's unique approach to civil rights, war, entitlement programs, the political system, federal versus state rights, environmental concerns, and much more. Equally relevant for business managers and fans of politics,  Lincoln's classic management style is fully examined. In a lively and engaging style, Phillips bases his analysis on fresh, thorough, and exhaustive research.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328745699
  • ISBN-10: 1328745694
  • Pages: 336
  • Publication Date: 02/06/2018
  • Carton Quantity: 24

About the book

“Don Phillips has done it again . . . bringing Lincoln’s brilliant leadership to life. Lincoln’s brilliance is as relevant today as it was a century and half ago.” — George Bodenheimer, former president, ESPN, and author of Every Town Is a Sports Town 


How can President Lincoln’s wisdom be applied to the most pressing conflicts of modern-day America? 


With a characteristically fresh and perceptive reading of Abraham Lincoln’s own writings and speeches, best-selling author Donald T. Phillips reveals how America’s sixteenth president handled many of the same national dilemmas we face today. Looking to Lincoln’s exemplary leadership of a fractured nation, Phillips offers a deeply relevant analysis of how Lincoln’s example could help forge solutions to the many issues and divisions challenging our country now. 


“[An] intelligent and often moving look at one of the nation’s greatest presidents . . . Using his extensive knowledge of Lincoln, Phillips makes convincing cases throughout for what the nineteenth-century statesman’s opinion would be on a wide array of issues faced by the twenty-first-century United States, including climate change, torture, immigration, and equal pay for women. For readers who find present-day politics almost too much to contemplate, Phillips’s closing vision of Lincoln witnessing the ‘current state of affairs’ will be especially poignant and bittersweet.” — Publishers Weekly


About the author
Donald T. Phillips

A best-selling author of major works of nonfiction, DON T. PHILLIPS is known for his ability to tell stories and bring history alive with crisp, compelling prose. His trilogy on American leadership (Lincoln on Leadership, The Founding Fathers on Leadership, Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership) has won worldwide acclaim. His first book, Lincoln on Leadership, helped pave the way toward the creation of an entire new genre of books on historical leadership. Phillips has also collaborated on books with Mike Krzyzewski, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Cal Ripken, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, and ESPN's George Bodenheimer.