The Lincoln Authority

The Lincoln Authority

How to Lead with (collective) Authority in Today’s Organizations

By: Keith N. Miles

Available as a Kindle ebook or paperback on Amazon US or Amazon CA

The Lincoln Authority: Collective Leadership Excellence

A guide to ensuring an above-average demonstration of leadership across your entire management team to keep millennials (and everyone else) engaged and contributing.
  • Concise: chapters are 4-5 pages and packed with practical behavioral examples.
  • Clear: principles illustrated with micro-leadership examples from Abraham Lincoln (it’s not a history book – it’s a management book).
  • Practical: real-life management situations and insight you can apply the next day at work.
  • Balanced: a model of how to be respectful, effective, and accountable to keep your organization agile and able to adapt to changing marketplace needs.
Millennials look for a consistent leadership across the entire management team to remain engaged.
  • THE LINCOLN AUTHORITY illustrates the behaviors every member of the management team should demonstrate to maximize engagement and retain key talent – especially millennials.

Outstanding Value!

Just the single chapter on Placing (hiring) describes a C-Level-capable technique to ensure you and your organization can hire exactly the kind of candidates you need to grow and be successful – such a technique would cost thousands to learn in dedicated seminars.



“Your excellent book, The Lincoln Authority, is an outstanding way to introduce business leaders to the importance of honest character in business, and the leadership skills necessary in business  — all exemplified by President Lincoln.” “Absolutely wonderful resource on leadership and how to effectively lead an organisation (or business unit).  Filled with great ideas – but more importantly – filled with actionable takeaways to help be a more effective leader in the workplace. A must read for both new and seasoned business leaders.”
Lewis Lehrman – former President of Rite Aid, economic historian, U.S. National Humanities Medal recipient, and author of “Lincoln at Peoria – The Turning Point.” Joshua Siegal, VP Talent & Culture at Real Matters


Associated Products based on THE LINCOLN AUTHORITY:

  • A one-hour management team presentation/webinar,
  • A half-day workshop,
  • A series of SIX management team sessions OVER SIX MONTHS

THE LINCOLN AUTHORITY – Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

Section One:  Explanation of Authority

2. Authority Structure ———————- How leadership teams’ collective actions affect business results and allow employee commitment and engagement to continue at their productive maximum.

Section Two:  Essentials of Authority

3. Authority Delivers Results ———— Delivering directives – “Managers get paid to make things happen – they are not paid to simply give orders.”

4. Authority Maintains Objectivity ————– Managers need to be objective – their role is in jeopardy if they become too personal, social, or subjective.

5. Authority Represents Leadership ————- Leaders represent management and don’t communicate with subordinates as though they are intermediaries.

6. Authority Ensures Accountability ———— Leaders must hold people accountable for promised actions.

7. Authority Shows Respect ———— Leaders should, at all times, treat others with personal dignity – evaluating reports by job performance only.

Section Three:  Exercise of Authority

8. Authority Positions Carefully ——- How leaders select candidates or move others into new roles affects the authority structure.

9. Authority Guides Clearly ———– How leaders communicate what is expected to direct reports either strengthens or weakens authority.

10. Authority Evaluates Performance – How leaders evaluate staff can strengthen or weaken the exercise of authority.

11. Authority Interferes Cautiously — How leaders deal with direct reports affects authority.

12. Authority Prunes Protectively —- How leaders deal with poor performers either strengthens or weakens authority.

Section Four:  Expansion of Authority

13. Authority Achieves Visibly ——- How leaders should promote their efforts to strengthen their whole organization.

14. Authority Takes Responsibility — How leaders can build up their influence and their teams’ capability by taking ownership.

15. Authority Creates Allies ——— How leaders must support their management colleagues to protect the exercise of authority.

16. Authority Seeks Opportunity —- How leaders can seek new areas of responsibility in a way that fortifies their organizations.

17. Next Steps ——————– How can leaders extend the adoption of these principles


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