Wednesday, 6 July 2016

In the boardroom

Donald Trump. You will know him as the US presidential candidate and if you are reading this after November 2016 he may even be the president.

I first got to know a lot about Donald Trump when I (binge) watched his reality show 'The Apprentice' on Youtube. For those of you who don't know about the show, Donald Trump invites young entrepreneurs to New York to basically audition for a job with him. The contestants are split into teams and they participate in various business tasks. Each week there is a winning team and a losing team and one member from the losing team is fired.

I watched this show religiously and the reason I probably enjoyed it was that most of the contestants were very extroverted. They say that they were type A personalities. Now I don't really know what that means so I might have to do some  but I'm guessing that it means they are extroverted.

Another thing I got out of the show was the fact that if you were quiet or didn't say much then you weren't going to get anywhere in the Trump organisation. People who were quiet in the board room were told to speak up on many occasions.

Introverted people don't say things if they don't have to but on this show they were kind of obligated to say things even if it wasn't necessary.

Here is another reason even though it is reality television that being quiet in today's world may not necessarily be the way to go.

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