"Phillip Barlag captures in a creative way key leadership skills that transcend the passage of time. Caesar's success was not accidental—it was grounded in some firm principles."

~ Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever

About The Book

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.

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Praise For The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar

  • "When we look to great leaders as role models, we often don’t look far enough back in the past. Julius Caesar was one of the most influential leaders in history, and Barlag shares timeless lessons that today’s leaders can use to build trust and drive change."
    ~ Adam Grant, NY Times bestselling author of 'Originals' & 'Give And Take'
  • "The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar is an innovative and engaging read for all leaders. While drawing on events and people from the ancient world, the lessons and storytelling are relevant and timely now. Whether political, military or business, any leader responsible for moving an organization forward–in times of prosperity or crisis–can benefit from its insight. "
    ~ Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, 18th Secretary General of NATO
  • "Brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history, this is one of the finest leadership books I have read."
    ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin, bestselling author of The Bully Pulpit
  • "Phillip Barlag captures in a creative way key leadership skills that transcend the passage of time. Caesar's success was not accidental—it was grounded in some firm principles."
    ~ Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
  • "Even as times change and technology progresses, the continual quest for enhancing our abilities remains the same. In The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar, Phillip Barlag highlights the lessons and insights from Caesar's life and career to illuminate the qualities needed to guide any team toward greater loyalty, camaraderie and success. "
    ~ Keith Ferrazzi, Author of the NY Times Bestseller ‘Who's Got Your Back'

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar

About the Author

Phillip Barlag is an executive director at World 50, which initiates and facilitates the most interesting and influential business conversations in the world. He has the enormous privilege of serving remarkable leaders from some of the most well-respected companies around the globe.

Barlag has built numerous teams that have achieved remarkable success and economic growth. His career has also included lots of failure, procrastination, and getting himself in trouble. In all cases, Barlag has benefited from creative breakthroughs and seeing both good and bad leadership firsthand. His work explores the authentic nature of success and struggle in leadership.

His writing has been published in Fast Company, MIT Sloan Management Review, and a number of influential business blogs. He lives in the Atlanta, GA, area with his wife and three children.


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Press Inquiries

To request an interview with Phillip Barlag regarding the new edition of his book, The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar, please contact:
Katie Sheehan
By Phillip Barlag
+1 (510) 817-2277
The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar

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In this compelling study of Caesar’s leadership wisdom, Barlag uses dramatic and colorful incidents from his career–being held hostage by pirates, charging headlong alone into enemy lines, pardoning people he knew wanted him dead–to illustrate what Caesar can teach leaders today.

Caesar exercised a power deeply rooted in his demonstrated personal integrity and his intuitive understanding of people's deepest needs and motivations which were the key to his success.

Order your copy today to start learning from the great leader whose legacy has persevered for over 2,000 years.

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