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The statue of Abraham Lincoln sits at the Lincoln Memorial ahead of celebrations commemorating the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth in Washington Feb. 11, 2009. The 16th President of the United States was born Feb. 12, 1809. (JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS)
The statue of Abraham Lincoln sits at the Lincoln Memorial ahead of celebrations commemorating the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth in Washington Feb. 11, 2009. The 16th President of the United States was born Feb. 12, 1809. (JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS)

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Leadership lessons from Abe Lincoln Add to ...

Bryant University Professor Michael Roberto notes that Abraham Lincoln spent months letting his cabinet debate if and when slavery should be abolished. Once he decided to move ahead with emancipation, he asked for their views on how to implement it. In other words, he sought opinions, listened, made the decision, and kept his team involved in working out the details. Professor Michael Roberto’s Blog

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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