The Legacy Of Great Leaders

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Great leaders do great things while they live but when they die their legacies live on. That legacy motivates, inspires and guides people to become great leaders themselves. Their actions, decisions, methods, motivations are examined in depth. Their lives dissected in order to understand what made these people great, why they were able to achieve their incredible accomplishments. The purpose for all of that research and dissection is so that we too can become great and leave a tangible legacy. Never has there been a leader who could balance the demands of war, the need to conquer with the needs of the state and the masses as Napoleon Bonaparte. Though his legacy is littered with failures he is consistently known for his successes. From enacting legal reforms to military reforms napoleon’s contributions have led to his time as being called the Napoleonic Era. Modern military, government, society, leaders and institutions utilize much of what Napoleon innovated or perfected. Napoleon’s father was a Corsican Lawyer named Carlo Buonaparte whom would serve as Corsica’s representative in the Royal Court of King Louis the XVI and as personal representative to Pasquale Paoil. Napoleon’s father and familial connections afforded Napoleon greater opportunities for education and advancement leading to his acceptance to Ecole Militaire’, an elite military school in Paris France. During this time he would train to become an Artillery Office. During his first year at Ecole

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