Hi. I’m Curt Sumners, and this is my blog, Lincoln Daily Management. I write about how our famous President can help us all be better leaders today. Please check out my most popular posts below.
With all of the talk about employee engagement lately, you have to wonder if this has always been a problem or if this is a relatively new development cooked up by the Gallup Organization. Growing up, the only time I heard my parents talk about “engagement” was when one of our crazy relatives was getting married again.
Do you fit the picture of what a leader should look like? Are you too short? Kind of ugly? A little pudgy? Does T.P. usually find its way to the bottom of your shoe? Don’t distress. Honest Abe showed us that you don’t have to be an Abercrombie and Fitch model to lead effectively.
Our sixteenth President proved that he could engage employees. So, it might be helpful to look back on someone who knew how to get the best out of his people, and see if business leaders today might be able learn something from Honest Abe on the subject.