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Donald Trump (1946- )


American property developer and businessman (pictured right).

Host in America of the TV show, The Apprentice.



What does he say about leadership and business success?


1. The will to win


  • is intensely competitive.
  • hates complacency.
  • loves winning.
  • always challenges himself to do new and difficult things.

 Dare to do great things, he advises, and, even if you fail, it is much better than not trying.

“Think big, or go home”, he says.


2. Passion

Success comes from being passionate and enthusiastic about work


3. Leading and listening


  • works hard.
  • aims to be the best to give a good example to his employees.
  • asks for people's opinions before making a decision.

“Watch, listen and learn, because you can’t know it all yourself”, he says.

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4. Exploit publicity

He is a natural self-publicist.


  • names his skyscrapers after himself (like the Trump Tower, pictured right, in New York, where Bill Gates has an apartment)
  • loves the fame that the huge popularity of The Apprentice has brought him.
  • never misses an opportunity to tell people how great he is.

“If you don’t tell people about your success, they probably won’t know about it”, he says.


5. Determination

In 1990 the recession nearly bankrupted him, but he fought back, benefiting enormously from the property boom 1997-2007.


6. Take risks

He is continually investing in new businesses like an online travel company, business education and casinos.

He is prepared to risk a lot of money, and his companies are still heavily in debt.


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Thinking and talking are useless, if they don’t help you to do something useful.

“In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish”, he says.


8. Have fun

He works hard and plays hard.

He has a lavish lifestyle with lots of glamorous girls including his first wife, Ivana (pictured right) and present wife, Melania (pictured right below together).Donald Trump Leadership

He believes that life is short, so you should have a good time.


Key quotes on success

Think big, or go home.

In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.


Key quotes on influencing people

Always look out for yourself.

If you’re fighting for what you believe in – even if it means alienating some people along the way – things usually work out for the best in the end.


Key quote on careers

If your boss is a sadist...fire your boss and get a new job.


Key quotes on negotiating

Deals are my art form...That’s how I get my kicks.

It pays to trust your instincts.

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