“Nothing, he’s a total menace!” I hear you saying.
But we can certainly learn from him.
Winning is everything
“If I don’t win, I’ll consider this a total and complete waste of time”
In the real world there is often no second place, you don’t get successful coming in second all the time.
Whether you like him or not you can’t fault his unbelievable confidence despite the presence of many facts to say he shouldn’t be confident. That confidence made half of Americans disregard the facts.
You don’t need to appeal to everyone
While it appears Trump is hated the world over, and by many Americans, he is still going to be the leader of the free world. You don’t need to appeal to everyone, but you do need to appeal to certain people deeply.
Be clear on who you are and what you stand for
‘Make America Great Again’ is such a clear message and it appeals deeply to anyone who feels hard done by. Despite that fact that on almost all measures including prosperity, health, peace, America is better than it’s ever been, there is a group feeling like they deserve more and Trump clearly appealed to them.
Ignore the critics
Never has there been more condemnation for a US Presidential Candidate, but did he let that change his approach? Not at all. He allowed the critics to feed his campaign and get a result that no-one expected.
On paper, Trump should never have become President. Over half of what he said was untrue, he contradicted the Constitution, he has no experience in this role, and his track record is not actually one of business success.
But he did become President. And we can learn from what he did.
Imagine doing all that and having integrity at the same time. Imagine what you could achieve in that instance.
I run a course called Board of Directors. Business owners join me for two days every three months and we go deep on their businesses, and their own personal psychology.
Recently we got some HR people in to help us improve our professional development program at MedRecruit.
People often talk about the impact they want to have… In the future.
After a crisis, most people aim to get back to the state they were in before the crisis.
Recently the World Medical Association ratified a change to the Declaration of Geneva, the modern-day Hippocratic Oath, the value-set of doctors worldwide, to include the health and wellbeing of doctors.
I was recently speaking to a group of corporates.
And I had to smile.
I speak to a lot of groups of people AND Purpose is something that I’m big on, and it invariably leads to someone asking the question, “I don’t know what I want to do. What should I do?”
“When is it giving up, and when is it changing direction?” is a question I get asked a lot.
Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.
Recently I was fortunate to attend a good friend of mine’s wedding in Bali. He’s a partner at a well-known law firm in Singapore, and many of the attendees were merchant bankers, venture capitalists and other people in the finance space.