Napoleon - My Fake Diary

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

On my latest haunting session, I visited America, ans saw this in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Napoleon Bonaparte, the French military genius and off and on again emperor, was a master when it came to managing his army.

Although Napoleon was an expert arranging troops on a battlefield, his greatest achievement may have been his system of recognition and reward. Napoleon pioneered modern pageantry - awarding soldiers with honors, badges, colors and so on for valiant acts and continuing obedience. He also praised his army liberally and gave them much of the credit for victory.

This praise was both general and specific, with certain members being called out above all others.

In a modern business, pageantry still has its place. A manager doesn't need to give out medals or stick a golden eagle on a pole like the Romans did, but it is important to recognize the efforts that help a project or business line be successful.

Napoleon was ahead of his time!

How rewarding to read such praise... a little late... but rewarding!

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