Though I studied writing and literature in college, I have never been the biggest fan of fiction. I much prefer poetry, non-fiction, news, almost anything to a novel. I like practicality—I would call myself a “realistic” person. One exception is historical fiction. I love how well some gifted writers are able to bring history to life with relatable characters and gripping plot lines.
Phillip Barlag, author of The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar, is able to do something I have rarely seen in business/leadership books, but absolutely love. His book is what I would call “historical nonfiction” and, as Doris Kearns Goodwin writes, is “brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history.” This may be my new favorite genre!
And so, I am pleased to present the new microsite for Phillip Barlag—an interactive platform for engaging with the author and the book. We enjoyed working with Phillip to develop this beautiful new site.
The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar emphasizes how 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.
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.
More from the Author
Of course, visit his new site.
Read Phillip’s articles on Fast Co.Exist.