Abraham Lincoln on Motivating Others

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In our last two blog posts we have discussed motivating employees. We found a few more excerpts that we found interesting and thought we'd share with you...you never know who will find the gold in these little nuggets! It's a fact President Lincoln, when told that General Ulysses S. Grant had a drinking problem, and well aware that Grant was his only winning general, replied: ‘If I knew his brand, I’d send a barrel to the other generals.’ According to Peter Drucker, each of us is abundantly endowed with failings and weaknesses. ‘The effective executive is as hidebound as everyone else,’ says Drucker. ‘He differs, though, in that he is willing to ignore individual weaknesses, including his own, and focus instead on bringing out people’s strengths. He concentrates on what they can do, not what they can’t, as his criterion.’ Which is why, if you want to get the most [...]