6 lessons for leaders embodied in the Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most frequently-cited speeches in American history at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery on the battlefield at Gettysburg.

The keynote speaker, Edward Everett, took nearly two months to compose his two-hour address. By contrast, President Lincoln was still revising his comments the evening prior.

Peter DeMarco
Peter DeMarco
Peter DeMarco is the founder and president of Priority Thinking® and EthicsPoll™. He is an author, speaker, executive coach and ethics educator with 30+ years of experience in leadership development.