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Leadership and Lincoln: Lessons for Modern CEOs

With Subject Matter Expert

John Avlon

CNN Senior Political Analyst, Author

CEO Roundtable: Leadership and Lincoln

May 5, 2022

8:00-9:00 AM PT

Join us for an incredible event with John Avlon, political analyst and anchor at CNN and award-winning columnist and author, where we will discuss his new book Lincoln and the Fight for Peace.

Important and relevant information for CEOs today

There are thousands of books about Abraham Lincoln, yet none has focused on his role as a peacemaker during one of the most perilous times in this country's history. John's revelatory new book, LINCOLN AND THE FIGHT FOR PEACE, examines the final weeks of Lincoln's life when he articulated clear principles he hoped would guide the United States toward reconciliation. These principles would become his legacy, bringing peace to divided nations long after his death and inspiring future presidents and the world's most famous peacemakers for generations to come.

A timely lesson from Lincoln on how to bridge our divisions

Many state that America feels more divided today than ever since the Civil War. Bitter partisanship, tribal politics, regional, racial, and economic divides have turned citizens against one another while trust in our institutions is declining. Avlon argues that Lincoln's example offers us a path away from polarization. His commitment to reconciliation retains the force of revelation in a world beset by radicals and reactionaries. As Avlon shows, even during the Civil War, Lincoln refused to back down from his belief that there is more that unites us than divides us—and he showed us that defending democracy is a cause that can be just as heroic as winning it in the first place.

Watch John discuss Lincoln’s philosophies and how they have been applied throughout history and are relevant today. Lincoln is a portrait of a peacemaker and his leadership style we can continue to learn from today.


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About John Avlon

John Avlon is a senior political analyst and anchor at CNN. He is an award-winning columnist and the author of Independent Nation, Wingnuts, Washington's Farewell, and Lincoln and the Fight for Peace. Previously, he was the editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast and served as chief speechwriter for the Mayor of New York during the attacks of 9/11. He lives with his wife Margaret Hoover and their two children in New York.

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