My Inc. post today, “Trump: Why Voters Love Him and What You Can Learn From Him (Even If You Hate Him),” begins
Trump: Why Voters Love Him and What You Can Learn From Him (Even If You Hate Him)
Love him or hate him, he’s effective at something and you can learn what works from his technique.
An example confusing people trying to understand Donald Trump: the picture above shows him speaking on Pearl Harbor Day, yet he “dodged Vietnam War through medical deferment, not high draft number as he claimed.” He’s belligerent and hawkish yet has a “history as dove.“
Still he gains support, defeating another opponent, Marco Rubio, for good in his home state.
Mainstream media and political analysts have trouble understanding his popularity. Listening to what he says and conclude “Donald Trump is an enigma. While many of us may not understand his decisions, we assume he has at least thought them through.“
Love him or hate him, any leader would love his ability to create a following. I believe his popularity is easier to emulate that you’d think, whether you like his views or not.
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with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.
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