This paper gives a brief overview of Donald Trump and his style of management that led him to almost bankruptcy and back to the top of his game. Donald Trump’s management styles have made him rich, powerful, famous, and known throughout the world. This paper will discuss some of those leadership styles he employs with his empire.
Donald Trump is not only one of the world's richest men, but one of its most recognizable. Despite a privileged upbringing, he did not inherit anything, and went on to fame and fortune thanks to his business accomplishments and natural instincts. He is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality, and author. He is CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer, and founder of Trump Entertainment, which operates several casinos. “Donald John Trump, born on June, 14 1946, in Queens, New York, is the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary Macleod Trump” (A&E Television, 1996-2012, n.p.). His father was a builder and real estate developer who specialized in constructing and operating middle-income apartments in Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. Donald Trump states in his book “The art of the deal”: “The most important influence on me, growing up, was my father, Fred Trump. I learned a lot from him. I learned about toughness in a very tough business, I learned about motivating people, and I learned about competence and efficiency: get in, get it done, get it done right, and get out” (Trump, 1987, p.65).
In Donald Trump’s childhood years, he was drawn to business, was never intimidated by his father. He stood up to him and his father respected that. Their relationship was more of a businesslike one than anything else. In elementary school, Donald was very assertive and aggressive; he even punched the music teacher because he thought the...