Monday, April 28, 2014

An Interesting Statistic Every Local Public Official Should Remember

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Three Basic Types of Local Public Officials

In every community across America there are generally three types of local public officials in office:

1) Those who helped you during your difficult times,

2) Those who ignored you during your difficult times,


3) Those who created your difficult times.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Why Some Local Public Officials Get Better While Others Get Bitter?

When most local public officials leave a contentious board or council meeting (typically a public meeting involving the approval of the operating annual budget, setting the local tax levy, voting on a facility project or deciding whether to terminate a high profile public employee), they are generally no longer the same person that went into the meeting.  They are changed.
When their personal beliefs and individual points of view are challenged by insensitive emotions, resentment, resistance character attacks and spiteful opinions, they transform. The vast majority grow and learn from the experience while regrettably some just go into denial and just get worse. 
Remember:  Truly great local public officials never, ever get bitter – they just get better.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Why Are There So Many "Characters" in Public Office

Let's face it - across America there are "real characters" who serve in all types of local and municipal government public offices. 

The truth is, these local public officials didn't become "characters" after they got elected into their government offices, they were already "real characters" long before they got elected.  It was their neighbors, friends and fellow community residents who elected these "characters" into local public office.