MGM101: Lecture 9 – Leadership
American Election – how the platform is evolving with regard to leadership
When thinking about the new President:
What are their strongest attributes that will make them an effective leader?
o Had a unifying message “Make America Great Again”
o Knows how to run a business‐ shows he knows how to make a business successful as a
o Understands business and economics that would help him become an effective leader
o Knowing his audience and what to say to them to gain their support
What are the biggest challenges they will face as the leader?
o Implementing thoughts and ideas
o Keeping his personal views out of national decisions
o Gaining support of minorities and those that despise him
o Becoming a voice for those who are against him
o Following through on promises made despite challenges faced in fulfilling those
What impact, if any, will the selection of this leader have on Canadian businesses?
o Trump is against NAFTA agreement, could have serious implications on businesses if he
follows through with promises
o Trans‐Pacific Partnership(TPP) could not follow through as Trump is against this
o Increased focus on military and expects allies to pay for that; could affect the Canadian
government and the taxes they pay
Is going to have environmental problems which could impact trade agreements
as their would be no environmental protection
o If US increases trade with countries like Russia, this could affect the trade they do with
Canada which means, fewer access to markets and more limitations in trade
o Might increase immigration in Canada
More demand for land due to USA not taking in applicants
o I.e. if someone wants to sell Beer in a province, it had to be made locally. Therefore, for
imported beers there were tarrifs and barriers and was not a part of the market. When
NAFTA came in aall those barriers went down, this leads to cost of production being
lowers and allowed for beer to take over the market due to the NAFTA agreement.
Found out Canadians tend to leave their bottles, making them reusable and becoming
more environmental friendly due to the move away from using cans. This produced less
waste. Also, led to the realization that American drank beer in cans. What the
government did was to put an environmental tax on cans, which made American beer
more expensivedue to the switch from cans to bottles as there was an environmental
tax on cans. This is a non‐tariff barrier the Canadian government used . o One could think if Trump cant affect NAFTA, what other trade implication could he
Who is a great leader?
o Influenced an entire populace to committing heinous acts or be ok with them
o Trying to affect change and was successful in his cause
o Allowed people to believe in what he believed and as a result Gandhis cause became
their cause as well
o Wanted to do the right thing and has the charisma and passion to do it
The list goes on:
o Joseph Stalin
o Pope Francis
o Abraham Lincoln
o Barack Obama
What makes someone an effective leader?