Sometimes the best way to move forward is to look back. Phillip Barlag shows us that Julius Caesar is one of the most compelling leaders of the past to study - a man whose approach was surprisingly modern and extraordinarily effective.
History is littered with leaders hopelessly out of touch with their people and ruthlessly pursuing their own ambitions. But Caesar had an amazing ability to generate loyalty, to turn enemies into allies and allies into devoted followers.
Central to Barlag's argument is the distinction between force and power. His supporters followed him because they wanted to, not because they were compelled to. Over 2,000 years after Caesar's death, this is still the kind of loyalty every leader wants to inspire. Barlag shows how anyone can learn to lead like Caesar.