Korologos Tips

The Post prints advice from Tom Korologos, a strategic adviser, to White House appointees.

If you feel you won’t have time to talk when you return a call, place the call before 9 a.m., or during the lunch period or after 6 p.m. Chances are good the caller will be out, but you will get credit for returning the call.

Follow the rules of the excellent little e-mail guide, “think before sending.”

For your grandchildren, type up (not on the computer; it’s subject to a subpoena and to mass distribution) a page of your activities for the day. Use an old-fashioned typewriter, if you can find one.

There are two things to remember on the ethics side. First, codes of ethics bind the ethical. Second, if it feels good, it is probably wrong.

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