I had the opportunity to make my first visit to Gettysburg last week to shoot a video for my new book, Great Leaders Wanted! This beautiful piece of ground, with its rolling green hills and rich history was a delight to visit.

While there, I had the opportunity to visit the location where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous “Gettysburg Address.” The solemn ground at Gettysburg that shaped our nation’s history is well worth a visit for anyone who might consider it.

Lincoln once said, “Always bear in mind that you own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” He was right. The resolve you have as a leader is very important. And when like Lincoln you make decisions that are not popular, it is important to stand fast with confidence that you are doing the right thing.

Let your resolution as a leader be to stand strong, never sacrificing passion for your position, purpose for your power, or principles for your popularity. Be resolute.

© 2012 Doug Dickerson

Doug’s new book, Great Leaders Wanted! is now available. Visit to order your copy today!


About dougdickerson

I am Certified Leadership Trainer, author, columnist, and speaker. Husband to Alicia, father to Katelyn and Kara, and "Pop" to terrific grandson Tyson. I am an avid photographer, love the outdoors, and like to travel. I'm passionate about sharing my leadership insights and helping people reach their full potential.
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