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After thinking about the stylistic mannerisms of DJT and his pal Mattis, I believe I am approaching the truth.

Trump is a Management by Exception executive. He then feels free to watch TV news shows, argue with the CIA PDB briefers and intervene on cheap moncler coats an exceptional basis with his subordinates to give them ”course corrections,” a s chewings and/or pats on the head as he probably did with the employees of his sole proprietor company. He also has no inhibitions about making side deals with various other CEO types without informing ”his people.”

Mattis, the warrior monk, has a highly developed style of management that is not very different from that of his boss. He, too, is a management by exception type. He believes in delegating to his subordinates as much power as they think they need.

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