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Persuasion is an important skill for everyone; since we constantly try to convince people to do things we want. With that said, there is a lot to be learned from leaders in history. They can teach us a lot about leadership and convincing people to do things you would like.
Napoleon, undoubtedly, is one of the exceptional leaders that had great talent in persuading people and being a great leader. Down below are some of the strategies Napoleon used to motivate his army to do better and be the best.
- Established “The Legion of Honor (A reward to citizens and soldiers)”
- Distributed 15,000 crosses to his soldiers
- And named 17 of his generals “Marshals of France”
Napoleon was often criticized for giving toys out to war veterans but he said “Men are ruled by toys”. This technique of giving people titles and authority worked for Napoleon and will work for you.
The strategies did one thing that persuaded everyone to follow his lead, they made them glad to do what he suggested. Through gifts, titles, and authority he made people glad to follow his lead.
Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Purchase book on Amazon)