Monday, May 22, 2006

RumSFelD: My Rules for Life (12th in a series) DOING THE JOB IN THE WHITE HOUSE (Part 3 of 4)

RumSFelD: My Rules for Life (12th in a series) DOING THE JOB IN THE WHITE HOUSE (Part
--> Note that all quotes titled"rumsfeld sez" comes from a document he created in 2001, entitled, "My Rules for Life" (see bottom of post for original source)

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If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random.

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As will your policy decisions, if your mind is made up in advance
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− One of your tasks is to separate the “personal” from the
“substantive.” The two can become confused, especially if someone rubs
the President wrong.

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Yes, and claiming you want to quit or resign, when saying in private "hell will freeze over" is disingeneous.
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Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives.
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Like, Maybe the boss is wrong, and you SHOULDN't have invaded IRAQ or TORTURED prisoners???
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Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented.
*** Markbnj says *** And listening to your downline suborbinates is usually quite interesting...
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If a prospective Presidential approach can’t be explained
clearly enough to be understood well, it probably hasn’t been thought
through well enough. If not well understood by the
American people, it probably won’t “sail” anyway.
Send it back for further thought.
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Annnd you still think that the war in iraq was still good?
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Many people around the President have sizeable egos before
entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will
do little to moderate their egos.
*** Markbnj says *** Yours too??
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Move decisions out to the Cabinet and agencies. Strengthen them by moving responsibility, authority, and accountability
their direction.
*** Markbnj says *** And maybe listen if there's bad news?

--Read the ORIGINAL source HERE:
Rumsy says:See my original post HERE. (all 13 pages of it) that the original source pdf file Mysterously dissapeared on 4/25, but the GOOGLE cached version is HERE

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