Learning about Leadership from Donald J. Trump
Crisis Management and the NIH Syndrome
“It is the ability to overcome our tragic flaws that makes the difference between outsized achievement and mediocrity.”
Outstanding quote. Leaders evolve and mature over time. They look on their failures as learning opportunities. They don’t let failures overcome them with the fear of failing again.
After working in a tech slaughterhouse with a 70% turnover rate, I learned some very simple rules about managing people:
Be nice to them. Treat them with respect. Listen to them. Care about them. Don’t think for a minute that money is all that matters to them. It’s called leadership.
There’s another way to strengthen EQ, for those who have taken a course in organizational behavior: break out your old notes and readings. It’s a required course in most business schools.
May I add a pet peeve: “EQ” is catchy but it’s got unfortunate side effects. The “intelligence” reference conveys fixedness, a “trait” or…