Abraham Lincoln Is Still Alive
Abraham Lincoln Is Still Alive
The Israelis and the Egyptians had reached a deadlock. President Carter suggested that all the participants take a day off and visit Gettysburg, which was just a few miles from Camp David. The ground rules forbade that they discuss the peace talks.
Sadat, Begin, and Carter rode together with Carter sitting between the two heads of state. To Carter's surprise, the military men on both sides knew a great deal about Gettysburg because they had studied the battles in their military schools. Begin was particularly moved to be able to stand in the spot where Lincoln delivered his famous address, a speech that Begin considered "one of the best and simplest speeches ever made."
Barriers began to come down between the two sides, and the next day negotiations resumed that eventually led to the Camp David Accords. (Jimmy Carter, "Keeping Faith. Memoirs of a President," 1982, pp. 370-372)
Gene Griessman has interviewed some of the most famous people in the world asking the question: "What makes people great?"
His list includes Ronald Reagan, Ray Charles, David Rockefeller, Sandra Day O'Connor, Jack Nicklaus, Hank Aaron, Ted Turner, Julie Andrews, Aaron Copland, Jack Lemmon, Billy Joel, and Tennessee Williams and many others They have told him some of their secrets, and now he gives seminars and keynotes and does executive coaching on this subject all over the world.
Dr, Griessman often appears on television and radio, and his award-winning programs have aired on WCNN and TBS. For years he was host of "Up Close" on TBS, the SuperStation founded by Ted Turner.
He has written and co-authored seven books, plus a one-man play on Abraham Lincoln. He has performed twice at historic Ford's Theatre and at the Lincoln Memorial.
His book "Time Tactics of Very Successful People" was featured in "Reader's Digest" and is now in its 24th printing. He is also author of "The Words Lincoln Lived By" and "The Inspirational Words of Abraham Lincoln." His latest CD is entitled "99 Ways to Get More Out Of Every Day" and his latest DVD is "Abraham Lincoln on Communication."
He has taught at the College of William and Mary, North Carolina State University, Auburn University, and Georgia Tech. He has served as a Fulbright professor at the national graduate university of Pakistan and as a visiting researcher at the National Agrarian University of Peru and the University of New South Wales in Australia.
In case you wonder who votes for the weird shows that win Emmys, Gene Griessman is one of them. He's a voting member of the Television Academy. For years he has been listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.
The Three Essential Attributes of a Leader: The Demonstrated Abilities
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You Make The Difference
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Exceptional Leadership Inspires the Best Effort in Others
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Leadership Development and Jumping Out of Airships
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A Call to Men to Live a Strenuous Life!
Any man would be justly proud to claim even a portion of what Teddy Roosevelt accomplished in just one of his fields, whether politics, hunting, writing, military, or family. He was an extraordinarily accomplished man with an enormous appetite for life. But he is more than that. For us today, he remains a hero, a patriot, an authentic, masculine role model of success, self-improvement, perseverance and courage.
Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain!
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Leadership Like Water-Water Canoeing
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Many potential leaders in business sabotage themselves and their organizations out of fear of empowering others. In 21st Century Leadership: Dialogues with 100 Top Leaders, Lynne McFarland, Larry Senn and John Childress assert, "the empowerment leadership model shifts away from 'position power' where all people are given leadership roles so thy can contribute to their fullest capacity." John Maxwell confirms this in his work on leadership, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. He states, "only empowered people can reach their potential," and that barriers within the organization are created when empowerment is not present. Maxwell observed that the most common barriers to a leader's empowerment of others are:
Steps to Becoming a Good Leader
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On Being A Born Leader
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