Donald Trump’s message and his personality struck a chord with at least half of the U.S. electorate. His supporters would argue that the challenges and threats we face require a strong, bold leader. It could be said that healthcare is facing unprecedented challenges too, and that we need similarly strong, bold leaders who are not afraid to break from tradition or to “break some eggs to make an omelet,” so to speak.
President-elect Trump is perceived by many as bold, unafraid, dynamic, charismatic, hard-nosed, and aggressive – characteristics often associated with “strong” leaders. He has promised that he will not be politically correct, will break from traditional approaches if necessary, and is not afraid to be offensive or make people uncomfortable in implementing the solutions HE knows are right for America. But, is the idea that strong leaders are effective leaders a myth?