Leadership

Rahm Emanuel: Communicate Strength, Confidence, and Optimism

The Chicago mayor talks negotiation tips and how to not lose sight of your end goals.

November 30, 2018

| by Jenny Luna

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Rahm Emanuel visited Stanford GSB in 2017 as part of the View From The Top speaker series. | Courtesy of Rahm Emanuel

When it comes to “moral victories,” Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor of Chicago and former White House chief of staff, will have none of it. “Our party likes to be right, even if they lose,” he says.

During a one-hour View From The Top discussion with Ben Kohlmann, MBA ’17, at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Emanuel sketched his vision for the Democratic Party and offered advice to future business executives on why they should be ruthless when making deals.

Listen to the podcast episode from Emanuel’s conversation at View From The Top.

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Stanford GSB’s View From The Top is the dean’s premier speaker series. It launched in 1978 and is supported in part by the F. Kirk Brennan Speaker Series Fund. During student-led interviews and before a live audience, leaders from around the world share insights on effective leadership, their personal core values, and lessons learned throughout their career.

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