5 Standards for Presidential Leadership

Source: National Park Service

Opinion from The Christian Science Monitor:

Prof. Allen C. Guelzo, an authority on Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg College, suggests five leadership standards for the American president, personified in such figures as Lincoln, Churchill, and Admiral Nelson.

1. Love of the daily toil and mechanics of governing

Leadership means not only knowing, but loving the knowing. American essayist Logan Pearsall Smith once said, “The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.”

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