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Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.


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Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.



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Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.



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We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead.



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



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Look for what's missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what's proposed or what's gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn't there.



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

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





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