The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, is widely regarded as one of the best leaders in the nation’s history. . Lincoln led the country at a time of great political division resulting in Civil War until days after the war had ended. Lincoln had put in place a structured reunification of the North and the South starting with the night the treaty was signed.
Despite his well-known decisions regarding the execution of the war, the end to slavery and how the country would become one again Lincoln was known to spend a tremendous amount of time in preparation.
In explaining why rash decisions and actions were ill- advised. Lincoln explained it this way: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will _____,”
“Spend the first four sharpening the ax.”
“Begin by preparing a detailed plan.”
“Get it done in just two hours.”
“First study to see where it is best for the tree to fall.”