Cissy Coontz

My idea of a leader is some one who can communicate goals & visions, someone who has the ability to learn on the job, and someone who is able to control their feelings and care about others. Abraham Lincoln done just so. He is so many peoples role models. He has changed the world forever.
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Communicating goals and visions

Abraham Lincoln had so many reason why he was a good leader, and communicating goals and visions is just one. He made concepts simple and communicated with an understanding of the concerns of citizens. When the war ended and Lincoln was reelected, he did not focus on his achievements, though he focused on bringing the country together as expressed in the following excerpt. “With malice toward none, with charity for all, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

Ability to control feelings

Lincoln was a great leader for many reasons, his ability to control his feelings was just one. Lincoln treated those he worked with very well. When he got angry with someone he didn't usually lose his temper, but when he did he apologized and never held a grudge. To stop Abraham from losing his temper, when he got angry he would go write what was known as the "not letter", he would write all the things he wanted to say to the person he was angry with, and then sit it aside and never send it. This is only one of the reason he influenced me greatly as a speaker.

Ability to learn on the job

Abrahams ability to learn on the job was a really great reason why he was such a good speaker. He could easily acknowledge the mistakes he made, and learn from them and then move on. By doing so he learned many things. Learning his mistakes made him the great leader he was.