Many people from both left and right in the political spectrum agree that Donald Trump is a bad leader. No matter your political beliefs, there are a lot of reasons why this former reality-TV mogul and New York businessman has shown unprecedented levels of poor leadership.
Knowing why Donald Trump is such a bad leader can help teach a lot of lessons on how to be a good leader. In that sense, he can be used as a reverse barometer for leadership, by which you can compare yourself and say, ‘at least I’m not doing THAT badly’.
Let’s take a look at the main reasons that Donald Trump is a poor leader.
He does not accept any kind of criticism or responsibility
Donald Trump has made some big mistakes and said/done some pretty reprehensible things, but he has never once accepted responsibility or acknowledged criticism against him. While this has made him popular with his aggressive following, the rest of the United States and the world increase sees him as having little to no credibility.
He is often described as an incompetent buffoon. He fumbles his way through the political process and has no sense of property whatsoever. This is why even those on the right-wing of politics see him as juvenile and unfit to be the leader of the free world.
He does not listen to advisors
Good leadership means acknowledging that you can’t do it all yourself, and you need to accept the help and advice of others. This is especially true if there are people appointed to help you in certain areas due to their qualifications. Donald Trump routinely ignored the expertise of people who know better than him and simply mandates that his own preference is done. This has caused a lot of disunity in American politics.