Engaging Lincoln Part 2

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In the second part of the two-part Engaging Lincoln series, Jesse and Marty continue their analysis of Abraham Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the techniques he used to be a truly extraordinary communicator.  Lincoln’s communication skills were central to his ability to lead a divided nation and to engage a divided people.  Using Lincoln as a role model, Jesse outlines 6 tactics we can all use to become extraordinary communicators:

  1. Management by Walking Around/Go to Gemba
  2. Tell stories to make or reinforce your point
  3. Target a common reading/symbol level
  4. Listen with a “we influence each other” attitude
  5. Control your emotions
  6. Choose carefully between written and verbal communication

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Video: How to Tell Stories That Stick Part 1:  Forest AND Trees

Video: How to Tell Stories That Stick Part 2:  The SUCCES Model

Podcast: Engaging Lincoln Part 1: 5 Secrets Nearly Anyone Can Use to Be an Extraordinary Leader

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Lincoln (2012) Directed by Stephen Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios

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