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The Leadership of President Lincoln

Based on the movie "Lincoln" by Steven Spielberg:

-Using specific examples from the movie to illustrate your responses, describe how President Lincoln demonstrated his technical, human, and conceptual skills. Did Lincoln appear to rely on some type(s) of skills more than others? Explain and be sure to use specific examples from the movie to support your response.

-Using specific examples from the movie to illustrate your responses, describe the style(s) of leadership (such as authority-compliance, country club, impoverished, middle-of-the-road, and/or team) demonstrated by President Lincoln.

-Using specific examples to support your response, how did President Lincoln demonstrate his ability to "be a master of paradox' as described in Lincoln on Leadership book (pages 76-83)

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It appears that Lincoln relied upon his human skills more so than some of his other skill sets, due to the fact that Lincoln was very good at building and maintaining relationships with all types of individuals. Lincoln had a way of making each individual feel that they were an important part of the team, and that their contributions were crucial to the success of the Union's cause. In the movie this sentiment is demonstrated due to the fact that Lincoln made a point of meeting personally with not only high ranking generals and government officials, but met with the ordinary soldier as a means by which ...

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