Friday, February 25, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 34 - Boring Employees

Public employees who spend all their time at work are typically not hard working ... they are boring.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 33 - Project Accountability

Assigning two departments 100% of the responsibility for the completion of a specific function or special project in your unit of local government ensures that each department will have only 10% accountability if that function or project fails. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 32 - Leopard Spots

The only known way to change the spots on a leopard is to alter its DNA.  Unless you or one of your colleagues are genetic biologists, it is generally cheaper, quicker and wiser to get rid of a leopard with the wrong spots and replace it with a new leopard who has the spots where your unit of local government needs them.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pearl of Wisdom # 31 - Motivated Staff

An uninspired, unmotivated, and untrained staff within a unit of local government costs more to maintain and operate than a local government staff that is motivated, inspired, and well-trained.