I was given a copy of Lincoln on Leadership. It’s short and an easy read and I blew through it in an afternoon and evening. It was a moderately interesting book that draws lessons from Abraham Lincoln’s life to leadership in the business world. Some of it was useful, most of it was things that one already knows. Or, at least, that I have known for some time. I could go into detail, but won’t. A more instructive way to learn about leadership is to read books that are actually about great leaders rather than books that try to pull lessons from their lives and sum them up into Powerpoint slides and fashion them into slogans and mission statements. Skip it.
Listening to: George Thorogood – 1 Burbon, 1 Scotch, 1 Beer