Lincoln’s Unique Leadership Style
In this installment of “Books of Our Time” join host Dean Lawrence R. Velvel as he unravels the keys to Abraham Lincoln’s leadership genius. Velvel is interviewing acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin who was a guest on MSLAW programming. Goodwin is the author of “Team of Rivals.” In this book about Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet, she explores Lincoln’s political genius as she tracks the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer as he rises from obscurity to prevail over gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. eam of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2011). Posted by Dan Harayda. Based on the interview of Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lincoln understood his rivals and respected them. Those feelings led him to bring his disgruntled opponents together, to create the most unusual cabinet in history. By marshaling the talents of these men, Lincoln was able to preserve the Union and win the war. Each day brought new conflicts and decisions. Cabinet meetings were contentious with members arguing constantly. Write a minimum 3 page paper that depicts: some of Lincoln’s leadership style that assisted in negotiating, whether Lincoln invited or dissuaded group think and how collaboration, influence and leadership ensured this model will be reviewed for centuries. Use research and your own analysis using course content to defend your assertions. At least two references are required. A bibliography is required. The content page, abstract and bibliography pages do not count towards the minimum number of pages requirement.