Trying to assess what Donald Trump has Tweeted and spoken in his first 100 days in office is like sifting through the debris in the aftermath of a category five hurricane.

There's too much flotsam and jetsam to know exactly where to start.

But, I've somehow managed to pinpoint 10 statements that could help, or hurt, your leadership style.

And, in the spirit of our 45th president's rhetoric, I've classified them as:

- "Huge" (that means they're positive and should be instructive to you)

- "Bad" (that pretty much speaks for itself)

- "Sad" (these are things a leader should never, ever, say in public)


1.) @realDonaldTrump- On International Women's Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world.

Visionary leaders embrace the women's movement and support it in words, if not actions. The Donald did so, and so should you.

2.) @realDonaldTrump- Getting ready to visit Walter Reed Medical Center with Melania. Looking forward to seeing our bravest and greatest Americans!

Americans agree on very little these days. But, regardless of our political beliefs, we salute the courage and valor of our troops. Trump LOVES the military and you should as well. As a matter of fact, you should find ways to help returning vets with internships, re-training or helping them network in your local community.

3.) "We've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden."

I'm not sure if @POTUS confused Sweden with Somalia, but he was wrong. Check your facts before declaring that an event did, or didn't, happen.

4.) "NATO, obsolete, because it doesn't cover terrorism."

It's not wise to make grandiose statements without first making sure you've dotted your "I's" and crossed your "T's." Again, the president was wrong.

5.) "I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan."

If Trump had taken the time to check, he'd have known that George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama all earned bigger margins in the electoral college than he did.


6.) "Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big."

It's never wise to publicly attack one's competition. Professional entrepreneurs just don't launch hatchet jobs on their peers.

7.) "The people I nominated for the highest posts in my government have by far the highest I.Q. of any cabinet in history."

Exaggerating your success, or the superior quality of the people around you, is one thing, but it's laugh out loud funny (or, in this case, sad) to suggest your team's IQ is higher than that of any previous administration's.

8.) "Remember, I used to give you a news conference every time I made a speech, which was like every day. OK?"

Entrepreneurs shouldn't lie to their employees, customers, supply chain partners or the media. Trump NEVER held a news conference after ANY campaign speech.

9.) "I think it (the short-lived Muslim travel ban from six countries) was very smooth. We had 109 people out of hundreds of thousands of travelers and all we did was vet those people very, very carefully ... and it was very smooth. It was 109 people."

We just saw United's CEO try to sugarcoat a major crisis. His first response seemed callous at best. The same holds true with Trump's statement.

Wrong. A lawyer for the Trump administration said 100,000 people had their visas revoked; Homeland Security officials announced that 721 people had been denied boarding at airports; thousands more were left uncertain about their status or were forced to change plans.

10.) "I had a tremendous victory, one of the greatest victories ever. In terms of counties, I think the most ever."

Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million. His electoral college margin was 46th out of 58 presidential elections and Richard Nixon won 300 more counties in his 1972 re-election landslide.

Business executives can't just invent facts and figures.

While this column may read more like a worst practices than an instructive list of tips, it does, in fact, point out the many minefields an entrepreneur faces when she's making internal or external statements.

Trump is an outlier in every sense of the word. Stay away from the bad and the sad and, maybe, one day soon @POTUS will be calling out your accomplishments as huge!