In the Loop: Bob Gates, a sage for our times - The Washington Post
Jared Sperli stashed this in politics
Top government officials need to treat negative press as a “gift” and fire people so “everyone knows who’s in charge,” and presidents who don’t want leaks should limit the number of note-takers in meetings. Just a few of the pearls dropped by former defense secretary Bob Gates last week as he received a public service award from the National Academy of Public Administration.
Negative press is a gift???