“Lincoln on Leadership”: Program At the Library April 20


On Thursday, April 20 from 7-8 pm, come to the Weston Public Library Community Room to learn more about Abraham Lincoln and his leadership through a time of great challenge. How did he lead the country through separatism and attempted secession? How would he meet the challenges of today, and what exactly would he think of social media? (okay, last one will not be covered–I cannot see Abe as a snapchatter).

From the official materials:

Where have all the great leaders gone?

In today’s sharply polarized America, we can take comfort in looking at Abraham Lincoln, a man who left an enduring legacy of leadership. We will examine how, as a politician, Lincoln mastered the art of communication and compromise; and as a leader, envisioned a goal and attained it by tempering responsibility and determination with compassion and hope. 

At moments of great challenge, Lincoln was able to summon his “better angels” to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. The test of a true leader can be found in a man who continues to inspire a country long after his own voice has faded to the echoes of time.

This is Lincoln. 

Honorable Dennis J. Curran, Justice Massachusetts Superior Court (ret.) served as a trial judge for 15 years. He received four statewide awards for his deep commitment and belief in the justice system and dedication to the law. He is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Forum. He was recently featured on a history panel broadcast on CSPAN 2. 

Any coincidence between yesterday’s political events and the timing of this post is merely fortuitous but not intentional. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and no pre-registration is necessary.

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