Leadership Case Study (Part 4) – Evolution of Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade Case Study (Part 4) – Leadership Analysis Abraham Lincoln was a next-generation change agent – a 20th-century leader who was well ahead of his time. Based on our research and analysis of Abraham Lincoln, he scored an exceptional 4.68 out of a possible 5.00 on our leadership assessment. Abraham Lincoln was self-aware of his moral convictions and was determined to limit the spread of slavery. He was situationally aware of the divisional strife in the country when he took office. For example, he wore a woman’s disguise for precautionary reasons, having received multiple death threats before his journey to Washington for his inauguration. Lincoln fully anticipated a future without the immoral …

Leadership Case Study (Part 3) – Evolution of Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade It’s a Question of Evolution – Leadership Analysis As a leader, President Lincoln was uniquely suited to his times. Lincoln was a Change Agent, a powerful and impatient decision maker with operational range, who inspired, motivated, and coerced bold action, which history demanded of a leader at that time. He had a responsibility to lead a rapidly expanding nation toward an uncertain future and a new frontier, on the global stage. As a Change Agent, Lincoln was completely in line with the kind of leader that a nation in transition needed and wanted. He was in essence, an instrument of social evolution. …

Leadership Case Study (Part 2) – Evolution of Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade  A New Leader for An Expanding Nation – Leadership Analysis The Civil War was the first ideological war in America, where we went to battle over values and ideas, and not territory. This was America’s first modern war, and Lincoln was the perfect leader for this first engagement in modern warfare. Lincoln understood how to prosecute a purposeful, ideological and expansive war at scale. This required a leader who could inspire the nation to such a degree that they could overlook and overcome the devastating hardship of a bitter and protracted civil contest. For the first time in American history, the country …

Leadership Case Study (Part 1) – Evolution of Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade A West Point War – Leadership Analysis It was a hot and steamy 4th of July in the rolling hills of South-Central Pennsylvania. Indeed, it was one of the hottest days of the year. With torrential downpours continuing to fall, the ground was saturated with rain and blood. The body count tallies streamed into each of the commanding generals’ posts, shattering all prior records for daily death tolls. That summer day in 1863, the casualties tallied over 51,000, which included 46,000 men and over 5,000 horses and mules. General George Meade, in command of the Union Army for only three days, sat …

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