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    Did Trump pick complementary people?

    Note the question mark.

    One of the signs of a bad manager is that they pick people who have similar personality traits to themselves.

    Now one could certainly argue that he picked lots of businessmen and lots of rich guys. I would not dispute that.

    But a smart manager picks people who cover their weaknesses rather than amplify them.

    Trump is impulsive, superficial, reactive, does not absorb lots of technical and intellectually deep information, likes to shoot from the hip.
    His strengths are reading an audience and crafting a pitch that is connected to closing deals. Deals, especially big deals, help him focus.

    Those who work for him should mostly be slow talkers, careful communicators, thoughtful, able to absorb technical and intellectually deep information, willing to support Trump's deal making impulses and cover his traces. For the most part, they should also be content masters who can run their own areas while not needing a lot of attention from Trump.

    Trump is comfortable with a large organization where others do things in his stead.

    So back to the OP title. Did Trump pick complementary people?



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    At this point with all the info coming out.

    What does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    At this point with all the info coming out.

    What does it matter?
    Because the only hope for the country is that Trump has picked the right people and that has nothing to do with politics or public image. They must make up for what Trump lacks.

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    Trump has surrounded himself with yes-men and women. Plus, a few who confirm his biases and internet conspiracy theories. And a few others are just to appease the base. So no, he has most assuredly NOT picked the right people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Trump has surrounded himself with yes-men and women. Plus, a few who confirm his biases and internet conspiracy theories. And a few others are just to appease the base. So no, he has most assuredly NOT picked the right people.
    Did he hire a bunch of mini-Trumps, who impulsively tweet and shoot from the hip and don't think deeply? When his direct reports appear before the press do they get angry and start attacking people?

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    Sounds as if you are not too impressed with the PE, KMiller. Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Did he hire a bunch of mini-Trumps, who impulsively tweet and shoot from the hip and don't think deeply? When his direct reports appear before the press do they get angry and start attacking people?
    And that negates what I wrote how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Did he hire a bunch of mini-Trumps, who impulsively tweet and shoot from the hip and don't think deeply? When his direct reports appear before the press do they get angry and start attacking people?
    It's hit or miss. Some of them like Mattis and DeVos are pretty good. I could take or leave Sessions or Tillerson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    It's hit or miss. Some of them like Mattis and DeVos are pretty good. I could take or leave Sessions or Tillerson.
    Mattis,yes, DeVos no. Sessions,no way. No vote on Tillerson yet, but Sam Nunn just endorsed him.

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    "Complimentary"?

    Yeah, that's one way of putting it.


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