15 Donald Rumsfeld You Quotes

” Visit with your predecessors from previous Administrations. They know the ropes and can help you see around some corners. Try to make original mistakes, rather than needlessly repeating theirs. “


” If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes. “


” Don’t divide the world into ‘them’ and ‘us.’ Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press, the Congress, rivals, or opponents. Accept them as facts. They have their jobs and you have yours. “


” Leave the President’s family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help. “


” Make decisions about the President’s personal security. He can overrule you, but don’t ask him to be the one to counsel caution. “


” The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don’t tell him the truth. Others won’t do it. “


” Don’t speak ill of your predecessors or successors. You didn’t walk in their shoes. “


” Don’t think of yourself as indispensable or infallible. As Charles De Gaulle said, the cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men. “


” Let your family, staff, and friends know that you’re still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position. “


” When asked for your views, by the press or others, remember that what they really want to know is the President’s views. “


” Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to ‘carry it off.’ “


” Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive. “


” If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. “


” Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance. “


” You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck. “



All 15 Donald Rumsfeld Quotes about You in picture


Visit with your predecessors from previous Administrations. They know the ropes and can help you see around some corners. Try to make original mistakes, rather than needlessly repeating theirs.
If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes.


Don
Leave the President
Make decisions about the President
The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don
Don
Don
Let your family, staff, and friends know that you
When asked for your views, by the press or others, remember that what they really want to know is the President
Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to
Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.
If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance.
You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck.
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