Monday, February 25, 2013

Pearl of Wisdom # 87 - Never Throw Dirt

Never throw "dirt" at a colleague during a public meeting or at a public event.  You will only ''lose ground" in the eyes of the public.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pearl of Wisdom # 86 - Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the most important quality a newly elected local government official can bring to any public body. 

Enthusiasm can compensate for one's lack of experience, maturity, or wavering confidence.

Enthusiasm is more than just giving 100%.  Enthusiasm is being willing to go that extra mile when everyone else in the room wants to quit.

If you are a local public official, be enthusiastic in everything you do:

    Answer your phone enthusiastically.
      Greet people enthusiastically.
    Walk with an enthusiastic stride.

Be Enthusiastic!