Donald Rumsfeld

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Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld

Listening to both sides does not necessarily bring about a correct judgment.More Donald Rumsfeld [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:19]
Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:24]
Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to "carry it off."More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:29]
Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:35]
Don't automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn't considered key aspects of the issue.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:41]
Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:46]
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.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:52]
Don't do or say things you would not like to see on the front page of The Washington Post.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:59]
Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:03]
Don't think of yourself as indispensable or infallible. As Charles De Gaulle said, the cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:09]
Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:14]
First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:20]
If a prospective Presidential approach can't be explained clearly enough to be understood well, it probably hasn't been thought through well enough.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:31]
If not well understood by the American people, it probably won't "sail" anyway. Send it back for further thought.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:37]
If in doubt, don't. If still in doubt, do what's right.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:42]
If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:48]
If you develop rules, never have more than ten.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:53]
If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:57]
In our system leadership is by consent, not command.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:03]
To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:08]
They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:14]
In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:20]
In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:31]
Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.More Donald Rumsfeld [11/07/2012 05:11:36]

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