Rahm Emanuel On How To Motivate People, And More Questionable Advice From Politicians

Bloomberg BusinessWeek interviewed top officials for their “How To” issue. “Sometimes—I don’t want to say scream at them—but you have to be…forceful,” Emanuel says former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

1. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, “How To Buy a Motorcycle”

Mark Wilson / Getty Images

“Leave your wife at home. She is unlikely to appreciate the necessity of this purchase.”
Read more

2. Anonymous, Special Forces Officer, “How To Look Like You Are in the Special Forces”

JOE SKIPPER / Reuters

“Wear sunglasses. Everywhere.”
Read more

3. Former NH Gov. and Senator Judd Gregg, “How To Talk to a Democrat”

“Get to get to know their dog”
Read more

4. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, “How To Motivate People”

CHRIS KLEPONIS / Reuters

“Sometimes—I don’t want to say scream at them—but you have to be…forceful.”
Read more

5. Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, “How To Speed Through Airport Security”

“I sequence it that way so I can reverse the unpacking process at the other end.
Read more

6. Former personal aide to Obama Reggie Love, “How To Have the President’s Back”

NICHOLAS KAMM / Getty Images

“Fifty percent of the job is just showing up and being available. It’s not ­always about doing something amazing. It’s the preparation”
Read more

7. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, “How To Talk to a Republican”

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

“You don’t have to compromise your principles or even like the other side. To get what you want, find a way for the other side to get what they want, too.”
Read more

8. David Boies, Represented Al Gore in Bush v. Gore, “How To Negotiate”

Patrick McDermott / Getty Images

“Be patient. In lots of ­negotiations, you have to move slowly. Otherwise, you give a false ­impression that you are too anxious for a settlement.”
Read more

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Hot Buzz

    What’s A Smartphone App That Doesn’t Exist But Definitely Should?

    collection

    The 31 Most Kim Kardashian Things That Have Ever Happened

    lol
    Now Buzzing