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  • Leadership


    Want to run an effective newsroom? Don't lead like Donald Trump

    It won’t be long now. Today, Donald Trump becomes “leader of the free world.”

    Might even be a tougher job than running a staff of journalists.

    It’s a situation that got me wondering: Should I be studying the President-elect’s approach to leadership? Could his style help the women and men who manage newsrooms and other staffs be more effective?

    The answer, I think, is mostly no.

    I shy away from bombast and self-promotion, believe in telling the truth, admit my mistakes and much prefer gathering facts to simply acting on my instincts.

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