Expert Perspective by Grahall’s OmniMedia Editorial Board
We think that Katherine Ratkiewicz missed the mark in her article Replacing Rahm. Ok maybe Ratkiewicz is just trying to “engage” some HR folks into attending the Engagement & Retention Conference. But to suggest that Rahm Emanuel is leaving the Obama administration because he is “…feeling disengaged” is just silly. As Obama’s Chief of Staff, Mr. Emanuel is one of the most important figures in the Obama administration. He holds significant power: granting or withholding access, helping Obama determine priorities, etc. To draw a parallel to the business word, Emanuel is an amalgam of C-Suite Administration and Operations executives with a healthy dollop of a “gate keeping” Lead Administrative Assistant.
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