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Napoleon Bonaparte

Organizational Behavior

MariaFernanda Quevedo

on 12 December 2011

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Transcript of Napoleon Bonaparte

Famous Quotes
Born on August 15, 1769 in Corsica

Commanded the French army with only 27 years of age

Became Emperor of France from 1804 - 1815

Established hegemony over most of continental Europe

ENTJ (Fieldmarshal)
Intellectual Powers
Charismatic speaker

Died on May 5 1821
Napoleon reformed:
Legal System
Military & Education

May 5th, 1821
52 years
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily"
"He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander"
"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools."
People-Task oriented
Causes of the French Revolution
Financial Crisis
3rd Estate:
Everyone else!
(cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr
(cc) image by quoimedia on Flickr
Unfair Social Divisions
2nd Estate: Nobles
1st Estate: Clergy
80% of the Population
Government Debt
Tax Burden
La Révolution Française
Growing Population
Financial Problems
Leadership is the ability to influence a group toward a set of goals.
What do they have in common?
Napoleonic Code
Richard Nixon
Julius Caesar
Steve Jobs
Napoleon Bonaparte
Myers-Briggs Type
Leadership Style

his almost hypnotic power over his contemporaries;

his intellectual capacity;

the ability to work for long periods continually;

his iron will and irresistible charm
Motivation Techniques
Name: La Grande Armée
Personality Factors
that helped him rise to fame :
Inspiring Others
Napoleon was eminently aware of the impact of morale on modern warfare.

Napoleon was successful in obtaining unquestionable obedience from his rank and file.
“Moral force rather than numbers, decides victory.”
What can we learn from him?
Thank you for your
kind attention

Unrivalled intellectual ability
 High Extraversion

 Low Agreeableness

 High Conscientiousness

 Low Emotional Stability

 High Openness to Experience
He graduated from the Paris Military Academy and became a Lieutenant in the French Army at the very young age of 16.
The Rosetta Stone is a very famous archaeological discovery that helped scientists decipher ancient hieroglyphics. It was found as a direct result of the conquering of Egypt.
He had a photographic memory for facts, people, events, numbers, military units and maps.
He became a General at the age of 24
Although he was sick with a stomach ulcer by the end of his life, when he died, the cause of his death was a mystery.
"I win my battles inspired in the dreams of my soldiers".
"Imagination rules the world"
Superior leaders.
High degree of confidence in their own abilities.
ENTJs appear arrogant, insensitive, and confrontational.
They often end up taking charge of a situation.
Resourceful Problem-solvers.
"Ambition is never in a greater hurry than I. It merely keeps pace with my way of thinking."
Type A Personality
Be aware of the thoughts and feelings of those around you
Napoleon's results :
"I may lose land...but I never lose a minute. "
Interesting Facts
Think about different ways to approach a job or task
Be willing to show gratitude often and in abundance to those you lead
You should never think that a job is beneath you
If your confidence is shaken, theirs is devastated
It is important that you listen to everyone around you
Trusting and empowering people are great ways to build your organization
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