Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lincoln on Decision Making: Part II

He said:

              I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction
              that I had nowhere else to go.  My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.

                                                                                                             --Abraham Lincoln

          "Lincoln Observed: The Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks", edited by Michael Burlingame,
          John Hopkins University Press (1998)  p. 210

The Oval Office occupant and support system  can not always provide all information necessary to govern the nation.  Alone, every president must bear the weight of every final decision.  Alone, Abraham Lincoln learned to rely on the resources of a  Wisdom  superior to all else.

Tuesday:  Attitude on Leadership

More tomorrow.

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