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The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar by Phillip Barlag

According to Phillip Barlag, human nature doesn’t change all that much. People today, have the same “operating system” as those in Caesar’s day. The difference lies in the social context, but the lessons imparted by Caesar, more than 2000 years ago, still hold true in today’s modern world. Caesar created history- under his leadership, Rome grew in strength. History is created even today- with corporations becoming bigger, leaders becoming synonymous with the term success. And they still use the tactics used by the Roman commander.

Using instances from Caesar’s life and by highlighting his modus operandi, the author skillfully correlates those scenarios with modern-day situations.

It was 45 BC. His army was exhausted. They had marched relentlessly to catch the enemy, and rather than give them time to rest, Caesar ordered the men to charge once again. At first they obeyed, surging towards an army of nearly twice as many soldiers. As they came within throwing distance, their enemy let loose a volley of javelins. As the volley fell on Caesar’s troops, many in the front lines fell. Scared, tired, and surrounded by dead comrades, the advance ground to a halt….For Caesar, the situation was critical….Pushing his way forward from the safety of the rear, Caesar sized up his army….After shedding his helmet and making sure that they saw him clearly, Caesar questioned the bravery of his soldiers. He then turned around and charged headlong uphill toward the enemy army….Shamed into action through his courage, they charged with frenzy….

Lesson- lead from the front!

An easy to follow guide for leaders of today!


About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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This entry was posted on May 1, 2017 by in Book Reviews, business, Non Fiction and tagged , .
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