ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — September 2, 2022 – My post from last week about leaks (and other tools that the senior staff uses to control the top guy) seemed to have hit a nerve. Several of you asked me how I suggest dealing with leaks.
Then there is a more subtle way to fight back. When you talk to journalists yourself, describe the people you suspect of leaking as losing influence with the president. Politics is very hierarchical. Everybody around the president wants to be seen as close to the kitchen, as having the ear of the top guy. As a consequence, reading in the papers that you lose influence will hurt and thereby send a message.
(C) 2022, Louis Perron.