GET IT DONE
Effective supervisors know how to get things done. It’s easy to do the job with all of the people you need and all of the equipment and all of the supplies that are required. Frequently you’re short of some of the essentials to do the job. One option is to whine and complain about not being able to get things done because of an assortment of shortages. Another option is to get the job done with the shortages, as you inform whoever needs to be informed that the shortages exist and attempt to correct the shortages. The right thing to do is to do the job as you correct what needs to be corrected, but overcome obstacles, solve problems, motivate your work group and accomplish what’s expected of your work group. Doing the job with all of the resources on hand is nothing special. Understanding your shortages while accomplishing what’s expected of your work group is an indicator of an effective supervisor with potential for advancement. Having the ability to react to changing conditions is essential for an effective supervisor. Maintaining your focus on the tasks you are required to accomplish every day and shifting resources as needed to maximize your output, are part of a supervisor’s job. It’s important to recognize that you have shortages that will impact your ability to perform. That information should be shared with the person you report to and whoever can help you overcome those shortages. It’s not acceptable to allow those shortages to stop your forward motion.
This also applies to the world of public service. Get the job done with the resources you have. Some of the resources are money, time, and trust. As an elected representative of your district, you’re expected to show up and represent the voters. If one requirement is to pass a budget by a certain date, pass the budget on time. Don’t wait for the outside interests or the party leaders to tell you what to do and how to vote. Get it done on time and look out for the common interests of the people you represent. There’s a certain amount of revenue available to find the common needs of those represented, stay within the limits of those funds. And never abuse the trust of those who voted for you. The special interests and the party leaders don’t have to trust you, your voters do. You must be loyal to them. Loyalty, and the ability to accomplish what’s expected of you are the keys to success for anyone, especially a public servant. The price of failure should be the opportunity to be voted out of office. When you can’t be trusted by your constituents you don’t deserve your job. If you don’t do what’s expected of you, then you don’t deserve your job. When you get a paycheck, your employer expects results, and not just any results, but positive results.
Vote the Bums Out,