What we can learn from Lincoln’s Leadership

Yes, this is another post on Lincoln, following What the Left can Learn from Lincoln, but as someone who led a government to win the US Civil War, implement the first US income tax, became the first Republican President and abolished slavery, he knew a thing or two about leading old white men – an essential skill in Western politics.

In this post, I delve into two unique features of his leadership: 1) a desire for a legacy, rather than fame or fortune and 2) an ambition with magnanimity, rather than ego. Continue reading What we can learn from Lincoln’s Leadership

What the Left can Learn from Lincoln

Blog Update

I am hoping to shorten the length of my posts, in response to useful reader advice, and post more regularly, ideally once a week. I find my own, hopefully interesting, ideas are very time consuming to write up (8-10 hours a post) so to make this rate feasible, I will draw inspiration from the work of others. Fortunately, this will not require researching further as I have made it a (painful) habit since the age of 16 to ritually take notes on ANY content I have learnt from – fiction & non-fiction books, podcasts, events & talks, observations at work, and even insightful discussions. I will try to collate them in thought-provoking and hopefully novel ways, let me know what you think!

Who was Lincoln?

Abraham Lincoln is a household name, and much like most household names, people are content with the name to be the extent of their knowledge. Continue reading What the Left can Learn from Lincoln