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Successful U.S. Presidents Showed Top Qualities
Re: Gautam Mukunda
"It's not just that Lincoln had the ability to reject advice from more qualified people," Mukunda said. "It's that sometimes he listened to the advice, took it seriously and changed his mind." The 16th president could acknowledge that he very well might be wrong on issues. Mukunda says that attribute prevented Lincoln from making the catastrophic mistakes that someone who lacked humility might make.