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Monday, 02 April 2018 20:05

Episode 33 - Life Lessons from the Civil War (Part VII-Abraham Lincoln)

Episode Description:

Abraham Lincoln. The name is an icon; the man, a legend. As our podcast pivots to positive leadership examples from the Civil War, Lincoln ranks among the greatest. Frankly, in many ways, the Union’s survival is arguably due more to him than any other single person. Despite the Union’s overwhelming superiority in terms of men, material, and overall resources in 1861, the North was plagued by poor--sometimes terrible--military leadership, especially in the early years. In many ways, Lincoln held the country together. Take a listen to find out more of what made Lincoln successful, especially his humor, religious faith, powerful communication skills, sense of mercy. This episode closes with some famous Lincoln quotations. 

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Scott Dreyer

A licensed teacher in the US state of Virginia since 1987, Scott Dreyer has been helping Chinese speakers improve their English since 1989. Dreyer lived in Taiwan from 1989-1999 where he learned Mandarin, met his wife, started his family, and realized he loved working with Chinese students. He became an award-winning author and started teaching ESL online in 2008. Dreyer and his wife and their four adult children make their home in the beautiful Roanoke Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.