He was the best of us, then, now; hopefully not forever, but to say that the current outlook is bleak sounds a little optimistic.
In arranging the line of battle it was the privilege of the Parisian Guards to attend the General in Chief, who wore their uniform. They attended Bonaparte as his personal guards at the In the attack against the bridge he called to the guard to advance: They hesitated; upon which he instantly threw off his uniform and demanded the regimental dress of another corp, one that was advancing. The Parisian guards felt ashamed and indignant: They rushed forward and carried the bridge.
Now that's leadership!