Monday, November 17, 2008

Team of Rivals

Those of you who follow political commentary will have heard the frequent mentioning of Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.
This is a good read for basically anyone who works with others. Lincoln's model of gaining much needed experience and valuable insights from those who think and operate differently is worth an examination.
What I especially appreciate is the sound historical context that the book contains.
Plus, I happen to enjoy Doris Kearns Goodwin's rhetoric for the most part.
In short, I recommend.


Mary said...

I've heard this phrase a bunch of time too. Well, the mark of a smart person is knowing which models to emulate.

Nicki said...

Or as Maureen Down refers to them, frenemies. :)

jj said...

i'll read this.

dana said...

def. reading this.