As famous author and speaker, John C. Maxwell once said, “A true leader is one who is humble enough to admit their mistakes.” This explains that a successful leader finds where he made a mistake and does what he can to fix it. Julius Caesar was not one of these leaders. He had let the power get to his head. He was arrogant, selfish, and a danger to Rome. Caesar thrived for power and this lead him to kill Pompey, whom he co-ruled Rome with. Julius Caesar was too ambitious, he believed he was always right, and he treated his people unfairly. This is why Caesar was a selfish, negligent leader.
A leader is asked to put the rights of the people first. Julius Caesar reacts in an unprofessional way when he has a request to let someone …show more content…
The plebeians of Rome adored him and rejoiced in the streets as he came home from Rome. Then they became very infuriated when he was murdered. If he was a bad leader, his people would not weep over him; however, these people were uneducated and were unsure of what was going on. During his short time of ruling Caesar did some significant things. Mark Antony informed the plebeians that “after the war Caesar brought home captives, whose ransoms brought Rome riches” (Act III, scene ii, lines 87-88). This proves Caesar was a smart leader because he knew after the war Rome would need money, so he found a way to provide it. Also, Antony announced that “when the poor cried, Caesar wept with them” (Act III, scene ii, lines 89-90). This provides evidence that he cared about his people; wherefore, he was a caring leader. Finally, in Act III, scene ii, lines 94-96, Mark Antony reveals that “on Lupercal, Caesar was offered the crown three times, and refused it every time.” This is saying that Caesar was considerate and he did not want to show his greed. Yes, he did some good things; however, when the faults are so great they cannot be overlooked.
Julius Caesar was a selfish leader. He thrived for power, treated his people poorly, and thought he could do no wrong. These traits not only produce a poor leader, but a careless person. As well-known author, J. Sakiya Sandifer once wrote, “True leaders don’t create followers… they create