Reprinted with permission from Creators.
One crucial test of leadership is knowing when to leave well enough alone. Fixing things that are going badly can be hard. What is easy is not screwing up things that are doing fine without your help.
These are among the many presidential lessons that Donald Trump didn’t learn before taking office and has ignored ever since. The virtues of silence and restraint are lost on him.
Barack Obama arrived in the depths of the Great Recession and was forced to confront a raft of crises, from rising unemployment to the instability of the financial system to the collapse of the auto industry.…