Be A Winner, Not A Whiner

A Civil War lesson in how not to be

Steve Jones
6 min readOct 28, 2019


Abraham Lincoln (center) prepares to fire George McClellan (sixth from left). (National Archives)

There are some people you just don’t want working for you.

Like the guy who is great at keeping a neat desk and a tidy office, but is just horrible at actually accomplishing something?

Or that woman who always “dresses to impress,” but never really does anything impressive, or even productive.