Not a day goes by when you don’t see or read something about President Trump in the news. The TV personality turned politician has certainly made an impact in his first year in the White House, but what does his management style mean for the US? This infographic analyses some of President Trump’s most significant leadership mistakes and offers advice for business owners who are keen to set a better example.
President Trump is known for speaking his mind and talking about putting America first. His forthright attitude may impress many voters, but there are some glaring mistakes in his leadership style. One of the most significant errors is enabling members of his own team, the Republican Party, to turn against each other. There have been numerous cases of arguments and clashes, and this has undoubtedly impacted the cohesion and strength of the party. The next error is the blatant undermining of employees, which is likely to decrease confidence and morale. The President has also made it clear that he is willing to champion loyalty to him over commitment to the Republican cause and this means that Trump is willing to sacrifice people who may be the best candidates for the job due to their personal relationship with him. At the end of the day, the US will suffer if the strength of the government is weakened. The President also has a tendency to favour his own instinct over expert opinion, which means that he’s unwilling to delegate when it comes to decision-making. He’s also a loose cannon when it comes to promoting and protecting the reputation of the Republican Party brand. If you run a business, teamwork can make all the difference, so it’s worth trying to learn from other’s mistakes.
Infographic created by mistakes of Donald Trump