The best frame of reference for people to filter this decision is the VP selection process when Mr. Trump selected Governor Mike Pence. A similar set of decision making principles apply. WARNING – new words again.
However, Donald Trump is his own organizational person.
Little research and analysis has ever been given to how small the Trump circle is despite his massive private sector business operations. This is one of those aspects entirely obvious to those who know the private sector, yet brutally overlooked by those talking heads entrenched in the beltway.
The Trump organization is massive in scope and scale, yet he ran the entire operation with only a few very tight inner-circle influences. He is able to do this because Trump is simply a master of complex organizational dynamics. The granules are in charge of the granular, and yet directly connected to the top of the pyramid.
Trump’s operational executive model is very familiar to some who understand the most effective construct within massive organizations.
The optical way of thinking about it is this:
Turn the traditional organizational pyramid upside down; now ask yourself which direction do the natural granules flow…
Donald Trump lives by the “how to make a monkey jump” credo. It’s simply how he’s able to enjoy life and simultaneously have a massive business empire.
As an intensely effective leader Donald Trump spends time making sure: A.) the right person is in charge of the right system – the person closest to the work, and B.) once established Trump then focuses energy on keeping the system free of clogs.
You cannot consider the Trump selections -for any position- in the same frame of reference (a top down power structure) traditionally held. Trump inverts the power structure and empowers the granular to think, act and operate. Trump will never accept a subordinate’s monkey, and saves himself only for the gorilla issues:
- “Hey Mr. Trump, I’ve got a problem with X”
- Trump: “What do you think you ought to do about it”?…
- “I dunno, – what should I do”…
- Trump: “what do you think you could do”?…
- “But I’m not the boss, you are – what should I do”?…
- Trump: “if you were the boss what would you do”?…
If you really want to understand how Trump will run the systems of his administration go and READ THIS. It will help you.
President Trump is setting up Reince Priebus to be the Monkey interception vehicle. This allows President Trump to focus the important intellectual thoughts toward the gorilla issues and his own personal objectives.
We stated on election night that Trump hugging Priebus was strategically brilliant, because this outcome was intensely predictable.
The real circle of important influential people are those in Trump’s gorilla circle. The monkey business, is downstream from the gorilla circle.
Donald Trump is an organizational genius.
(New York, NY) – President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that Trump for President CEO Stephen K. Bannon will serve as Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will serve as White House Chief of Staff.
Bannon and Priebus will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive. Bannon and Priebus will also work together with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to help lead the transition process in the run-up to Inauguration Day.
“I am thrilled to have my very successful team continue with me in leading our country,” said President-elect Trump. “Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory. Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again.”
“I want to thank President-elect Trump for the opportunity to work with Reince in driving the agenda of the Trump Administration,” noted Bannon. “We had a very successful partnership on the campaign, one that led to victory. We will have that same partnership in working to help President-elect Trump achieve his agenda.”
“It is truly an honor to join President-elect Trump in the White House as his Chief of Staff,” added Priebus. “I am very grateful to the President-elect for this opportunity to serve him and this nation as we work to create an economy that works for everyone, secure our borders, repeal and replace Obamacare and destroy radical Islamic terrorism. He will be a great President for all Americans.” (link)