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Abraham Lincoln- Transformational Leader

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Sara Matras

on 26 March 2013

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The Thirteenth Amendment Abraham Lincoln Being the President of the United States during a time of Civil War made it pertinent that Lincoln was a transformational leader. So with all four of the i's accounted for and a presidential legacy backing him up, what does this mean for Abraham Lincoln? So what was his big idea?? Inspirational Leadership! In an edition of the New York times it is said about Lincoln that he made the people realize they were part of something much bigger than themselves. This shows his Inspirational side of the four i's. Lincoln was extremely successful as president and part of that was because of his ability and desire to gather information from others. The advise he gathered came from every opinion of every issue. This made him a great individual leader. Having opinions from every angel and creating relationships with his followers allowed him to reach for a higher level. Idealized Leadership! The basis of his presidency which would mark his legacy, was based on Lincoln's moral and ethical standards. Lincoln blatantly opposed slavery because it is morally wrong. He made a movement towards the moral standards that are currently set in this country. He was a
Transformational
Leader!! Work Cited Abraham Lincoln Movie
Koehn, Nancy F. "Lincoln's School of Management." The New York Times. the New York Times, 27 Jan. 2013. Web. 26 Mar. 2013. In order to ensure the best for the people in the long run rather than the best at the moment, Lincoln made some risky decisions. During the civil war Lincoln denied opportunities to make peace. How could this be good? If Lincoln had made peace and ended the civil war right then and there, there would have been no chance of the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment, prohibiting slavery. This makes him an intellectual leader. He was challenging the status quo by not simply satisfying the now, but rather freeing the future. He promoted problem solving- the problem being slavery and the solution being the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment. Intellectual leadership! Individual Leadership! Lincoln was in the minority when he let his morals be the basis of his presidency and his actions while in office. Lincolns preservation of his morals made him an Idealized leader.
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