Donald Trump, role fit, & COVID-19

In 2017, I wrote a series of articles comparing the complexity of thinking demonstrated by eight current and recent national leaders. One of our major findings was that the reasoning demonstrated by Donald Trump was far less complex than the reasoning demonstrated by all of the other leaders in our international sample, which was composed of the most recent American and Australian leaders.

  1. He would not be able to incorporate the consideration of long-term implications in his decisions.
  2. He would not be able to take into account the perspectives of more than one or two stakeholders at a time.
  3. And he would not be able to see the complexity inherent in many of the issues he would face as president.
  4. Consequently, he would be entirely incapable of formulating or recognizing an optimal solution to a highly complex problem.

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