Leadership Styles

The Globe and Mail did a study on the leadership styles of Trump vs Clinton. The Victor crew is not endorsing any candidate but thought this was an interesting study between these two.

Here is a short synopsis:

Clinton: tough; resilient; much planning and research; extensive contacts and network of influencers; scratch-my-back-and-I’ll-scratch-yours attitude; methodical; competitive.
Trump: strong; tough; demanding; bottom-line show-me-results attitude; get the job done; focused; direct and decisive; action over planning; uses whatever is available to achieve the goal; competitive.

Management Style
Clinton: demanding of her staff; needs details; delegates execution, but not strategy; surrounds herself with experienced and influential people; while trusting, she demands loyalty and dedication.
Trump: big-picture management; tells what he wants achieved, shows the resources, now do it; delegates execution and strategy, then waits for results; surrounds with hand-picked people for their qualifications, but are there for their record and ability to get things done; you need to earn his trust.

Clinton: research-and-planning managager uses her advisors and network to decide; decides by consensus, reserving her rights to change; takes time to decide with confirmation from her advisors.
Trump: No problem with decision-making; seeks advice since he knows he has no political experience, but goes with his gut feeling.

Clinton: bases negotiations on facts and figures with help of aides and assistants; staff helps from beginning to end; stability and previous decisions are key; focus is long-term
Trump: does his homework through staff research and intelligence gathering, but takes charge of negotiations; staff prepares him, he closes the deal; will celebrate a win with the team but wants to win and move on; long-term important but short-term is priority.

Clinton: careful with words; prioritizes professionalism and showing she’s in command; hides emotions in public; stress builds over time and bursts out in private.
Trump: direct, tells-it-like-it-is, focus on the heart of the matter; alienates people with his style and choice of words; behind closed doors he is respectful and will compromise to achieve objectives; emotions are not hidden; pressure doesn’t build because he releases both publicly and privately.

Read the full article.

Biography: Donald Trump

The Victor crew is remaining neutral on the upcoming election but wanted to do a short bio on each of the upcoming candidates.

Donald Trump was born in Queens, NY in 1946. He was the fourth of five children born to Frederick and Mary Trump. Frederick was a real estate developer and builder. Donald attended the New York Military Academy when he was 13. He graduated in 1964 and went on to Fordham University. After two years he transferred to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in economics.

He worked with his father in the summers while a student in the real estate business. In 1971 he started with building projects in Manhattan when he went off on his own to Manhattan. In 1973 his business practices were called in question and there was a Fair Housing Act complaint against him. It was settled in 1975.

In 1980 he opened the Grand Hyatt. He also acquired property in Atlantic City which eventually became known as Trump Plaza. In 1982, he opened Trump Tower. There are many more holdings and hotels.

In 1999, he formed an exploratory committee to see if he wanted to seek nomination of the Reform Party for the 2000 race. When he had a poor showing in the California primary, he withdrew.

In 2004 he started the series The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice and became famous for the catch-phrase “You’re fired.”

He became the Republican candidate for president on July 19, 2016. He chose Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate for Vice President.