Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times & Generational Differences-rescheduled

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Stewart Center West
2900 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL
Instructor: Jan Mirikitani, JBM Consulting Services, LLC
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $85

Rescheduled to April 2019

Lincoln on Leadership:

Executive Strategies for Tough Times & Generational Differences

This brief but astutely discerning book provides an honest examination of the leadership tools President Abraham Lincoln used to save the Union, to encourage and rally the troops left wearied by battle and personal loss, to end a ravaging war wrought with tremendous upheaval and emotional conflict, to preserve the Union, and to reunite a broken nation. His leadership challenges were no less difficult & disparaging than those currently facing Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, and their Command Staff.

Synopsis:  This Command/Supervision course (from Donald T. Phillips text Lincoln on Leadership) covers Abraham Lincoln’s four leadership cores while president that he used to reunite a broken nation at war:

  1. Lincoln’s strategies with people who were his enemies
  2. His steadfast unflinching character & integrity under fire
  3. His strategic methods for building morale, trust, & hope in his leaders & troops
  4. His earthy genuine methods for communicating, building rapport, & telling the truth.

The cores are paralleled to current events facing law enforcement leadership.

Learning Objectives: 
Participants will be able to discuss Lincoln’s management vision, style, & methods from Phillip’s text:


1. Get out of the office & invest in your people

2. Build strong alliances:  we get things done through people

3. Persuade people-don’t coerce them

4. Honesty & integrity are the best policies

5. Never act out of vengeance or spite

6. Have the courage to handle unjust criticism

7. Become a master of paradox

8. Exercise a strong hand-be decisive

9. Lead by being led

10. Set goals & be results-oriented

11. Keep searching until you find your “Grant”

12. Encourage innovation

13. Master the art of public speaking

14. Influence people through conversation & storytelling

15. Preach a vision & continually reaffirm it