As Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson Didn’t Follow the Script for Success

Don’t hate the player — hate the game

Foreign Policy
Mar 16, 2018 · 4 min read
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in the East Room of the White House on March 6. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Pool/Getty Images

By Michael Allen

Cabinet secretaries need outside allies and early accomplishments to succeed in Washington. Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s tenure may have lost the president’s confidence, but senior Washington officials can learn from…

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