The Life And Presidency Of Abraham Lincoln

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There are many unique personalities that make up a workplace. One may be a debater, commander, motivator, perfectionist, or simply a follower. While it is important to have these different personalities on your team, you also need a strong leader who drives the rest of the team towards the end goal. As a strong leader you want to acquire qualities like “honesty integrity, empathy, as well as the ability to persuade, direct, and motivate people.” (Phillips,). Some leaders maybe naturally born; others have to acquire these traits through personal experience or through exemplary leadership. The life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln “demonstrated that he possessed all of the great leadership qualities.” (Phillips). Lincoln’s philosophies on…show more content…
The basic principle behind Lincoln’s leadership style was to subtly influence the everyday life of his followers through frequent in person interactions. Lincoln perceived it to be important to maintain casual relationships with his subordinates and treated each individual with the same respect and manner regardless of their position. He ensured he visited wounded soldiers in the hospital or attended funerals regardless of the importance of that person to his office. Such display of empathy and care ensured trustworthiness, loyalty, and respect from his subordinates. As a pharmacist this is equally important for us to incorporate into our everyday practice. We don’t want to stay secluded in our office or be behind the verification computer the entire shift. It would be more beneficial for the pharmacist to mingle with technicians and get their opinions. This helps gain “first-hand knowledge needed to make accurate decisions without solely relying on the words of others.”(Phillips). We want to build amicable relationships with the staff so they feel respected and comfortable enough to come to you for help. If the trust and cordial relationship is missing from the work environment then more mistakes or problems are prone. For example, if a technician is
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