Abraham Lincoln & Oversimplified Myths of Leadership

A Viewpoint in last week’s Harbus entitled, “When Are Leaders Made?” invoked the purported qualities of Abraham Lincoln and ambiguously asserted that his qualities of leadership were formed early in life, as the writer believes is true for most people. I agree that Abraham Lincoln can be an instructive example of leadership and its formation,… Continue reading Abraham Lincoln & Oversimplified Myths of Leadership

When Are Leaders Made?

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, consistently appears as one of greatest three Presidents in U.S. history in rankings by academics. The most recent comprehensive survey, co-produced by the Wall Street Journal in October of 2000, collected responses from 78 eminent scholars in history, law, and politics who ranked Lincoln as the… Continue reading When Are Leaders Made?