What you will learn:

Abraham Lincoln is typically ranked as the nation’s foremost president. All agree that he possessed extraordinary leadership skills that he used to win the war and preserve the nation. While most leaders may display a unique style, there is much to learn from Lincoln about leadership. For example, he used humor and story telling to great effect. He understood when to criticize and when to hold his fire. He worked deliberately and he skillfully employed various tools of persuasion. Perhaps most important of all, he was not afraid to change his mind. No one can achieve Lincoln’s greatness, but in examining his approach to slavery and war, we can perhaps strive toward new leadership heights.

About the instructor:

Louis P. Masur is Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University and an award-winning teacher and Lincoln scholar. He has received teaching prizes from Harvard University, the City College of New York, Trinity College, and Rutgers University. His books include Lincoln’s Last Speech (2015), Lincoln’s Hundred Days (2012), and The Civil War: A Concise History (2011). His most recent book is The Sum of Our Dreams: A Concise History of America (2020). His essays and editorials have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and Slate.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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