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Letter-Writing Advice: Sample Words and Phrases From Abraham Lincoln

What You Say When You Need To Say No To Someone You Respect: A Great Letter From Abraham Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Background In November of 1860, when word reached the Deep South that Abraham Lincoln had been elected … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Was A Geek: The Advantages of Mastery and Deep Knowledge

What You Say When You Hear People Describe Abraham Lincoln As Just A Folksy Small-Town Lawyer by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Tell them that Abraham Lincoln was a geek–that he was indeed a lawyer, and a very good one, and that … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow Shows How To Negotiate, How To Argue

What You Say When You Want To Make A Point Cautiously by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Why in the world would you ever want to make a point cautiously? Benjamin Franklin explained why in his Autobiography,  Just in case you haven’t … Continue reading

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What Lincoln Would Say About The U.S. Supreme Court

Obama and the U.S. Supreme Court: Shades of Abraham Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. President Obama has often expressed his admiration for Abraham Lincoln, and for good reason. There are numerous parallels between the two Presidents. President Lincoln had difficult … Continue reading

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How to Write A Letter Of Thanks And Appreciation

Lincoln’s Letter of Thanks and Appreciation to Gen. Sherman is a Sample Letter for CEOs Today by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Sherman’s famous March to the Sea, in retrospect, seems like the logical choice for a general who had just taken … Continue reading

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Letter Writing For Leaders: A Great Lincoln Letter

How To Write Like Lincoln: Write A Letter That Simultaneously Exhorts and Congratulates by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com Learns A Lesson About Letter-writing and Leadership From  Civil War History General George Henry Thomas was famous as a great defensive commander. … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln on Writing Technique

How To Write Like Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Robert Lincoln, the oldest son of Abraham Lincoln, has left us a great quotation and a vivid picture of his famous father’s writing technique: “He was a very deliberate writer, anything … Continue reading

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How To Write Like Lincoln: Prepare To Edit Your Work

Abraham Lincoln’s Writing Habits by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Noah Brooks, who was an important journalist and editor of the 1800s, had an opportunity to observe how Abraham Lincoln composed important messages.  He  has left us a snapshot of the President … Continue reading

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A LIncoln Quotation You Can Use In Writing: Charles Dickens and Abraham Lincoln

“The Better Angels Of Our Nature”  How Charles Dickens Influenced Abraham Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here’s the story of an obscure but beautiful quotation from Charles Dickens that found its way into the First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln. … Continue reading

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How To Negotiate And Win Arguments:Lessons from Abraham Lincoln and John C. Calhoun

What You Say When You Argue and Negotiate: How LINCOLN Did It by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You don’t have to win every single skirmish in a debate or negotiation to be victorious in the end.  In fact, it can be … Continue reading

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