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What Abraham Lincoln would say today about a situation, issue, or opportunity

Creative Procrastination: Great Quotes

In Defense Of Idleness.                                        By Gene Griessman  Procrastination can be a good thing. In fact busyness is all too often creativity’s … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s “Public Opinion Baths”

“Men moving only in an official circle are apt to become merely official, not to say arbitrary, in their ideas, and are apter and apter, with each passing day, to forget that they only hold power in a representative capacity.” … Continue reading

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Listen Before You Speak: Lincoln’s “Public Opinion Baths”

Before You Speak, Listen By Gene Griessman Abraham Lincoln never questioned the right of his subordinates, or the general public, to say what they thought. In fact he very much wanted to hear what others had to say. His listening … Continue reading

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How You Say It: Talk Low

How You Say It: Talk Low      By Gene Griessman “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.” —Cowboy saying This advice from the American West has come to be associated with the actor John Wayne, who according … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, Poet

Lincoln is a poetic man. Reads it.Rereads it. Writes it. Recites it. Quotes it. Exposes his soul to it. Delights in it. Is counseled by it. Poetry will not be rushed, is multifaceted, can be plain or mysterious, looks beneath … Continue reading

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Lessons From Lincoln’s Farewell Address

Lessons From Lincoln: What You Say When You Give A Heartfelt Speech By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. “It is a gem that rightly took its place as one of the greatest of his speeches, but that is seldom recognized for what … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Jokes About Soldiers and War

Abraham Lincoln’s Humor: Two Stories About Soldiers and War By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Few topics were off-limits for Abraham Lincoln’s humor—death, sex, race, defecation, patriotism, preachers, religion in general, politicians, war. You name it. The topics that “proper” and “refined” … Continue reading

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When Compromise is Wrong: A Letter from Lincoln

What You Say When You Want To Draw The Line By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When should you draw a line in the sand? That was the big question back in January of 1861. Abraham Lincoln, who had been elected President … Continue reading

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The Humor of Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln’s Jokes

The Wit of Abraham Lincoln:  How Lincoln Used Humor To Help Others And Himself by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. ” I think it would be hard to find one who tells better jokes, enjoys them better, and laughs oftener than Abraham … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Quotations: Words To Live By

What You Say To Yourself If You Want To Be Like Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. author of The Words Lincoln Lived By and “Lincoln on Communication” One thing’s for sure.  What you say to yourself–your self-talk–and how you see … Continue reading

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