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.
Quote by Donald Rumsfeld
America And Americans Quotes
Don't begin to think you're the President. You're not. The Constitution provides for only one.
Have a deputy and develop a successor. Don't be consumed by the job or you'll...
Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort...
See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the...
Treat each federal dollar as if it was hard earned; it was - by a...
Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.
First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If...
Work continuously to trim the White House staff from your first day to your last....
It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal...
Preserve the President's options. He may need them.
Prune - prune businesses, products, activities, people. Do it annually.
Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.
If you try to please everybody, somebody's not going to like it.
Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up.
Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all...
Visit with your predecessors from previous Administrations. They know the ropes and can help you...
Remember where you came from.
When asked for your views, by the press or others, remember that what they really...
Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When...
Learn to say I don't know. If used when appropriate, it will be often.