Julius Caesar Leadership Style

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There are many lessons that can be derived from the study of powerful, significant rulers. These impactful leaders are none other than Julius Caesar (from Italy) and Yitzhak Rabin (from Israel). While some may perceive their common traits as merely being assassinated by political dissidents in both their regimes, these two figures have more similarities than what meets the eye. They have both been successful in the military field as well as managing their political image for decades. Caesar, born in the year 100 BC, was a man most remembered for his brilliant military strategies as well as his dedication to develop the Roman Empire. His contributions can be seen as the foundation for the Roman Empire’s golden years as he transformed the…show more content…
Rabin had performed extremely well in his high school and thus, was successful in joining the Palmach – one of the earliest underground defense organizations (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Yitzhak Rabin, 2018, n.p.). His participation in this elite strike force team allowed him to develop his leadership skills, thus, laying the foundation for his military strategies later on. In contrast to this, Caesar had joined the military due to his personal love life rather than through educational merit. He was instructed to divorce his wife by Sulla, the dictator of the Roman Empire at that point. Caesar was given an ultimatum – divorce or face execution. He decided not to divorce and thus, joined the military (upon leaving Rome) in order to escape persecution. After Sulla’s death, Julius then returned to Rome, and became a writer and orator (Houser, 2010, n.p.) The skills he learnt here made it possible for him to be such an influential leader later on in his career as a Roman politician. Evidently, the reasons for them joining the military…show more content…
While some may think their contributions are outdated, the fact that they are still remembered and celebrated today is evidence of how significant they were and continue to be. It is easy to take what they did for granted and to minimize the effects of their contributions but without the courage and foresight of these men, their countries would not have prospered to what they are
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