On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

“True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.” ― Sheri L. Dew, Saying It Like It Is I would think that it is difficult, if not impossible for a leader to lift people up if the leader is …

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

“The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.” ― Marcus GarveyThe Accomplishments of Mayor Deborah Hodge1.  Sinking hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars into the rabbit hole of a failed forensic audit and …

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

Perhaps you missed it this morning…or perhaps you’d like to see it again. Either way, thanks!

Patrick Harvey

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

The following are headlines from two different news papers covering the same incident.  First the Duncanville Suburban:

“City Attorney At Center of Controversy”

My Comment:  THIS IS A LIE, refuted by “Chat with Pat” coming soon!

Now the Balch Springs/Seagoville Suburbia News:

“Authorities Investigating Allegations of Embezzlement by Former Head of Seagoville EDC (economic development corporation)”

My Comment:  Accurate reporting of the Incident.

And now we learn that Mayor Deborah Hodge wrote the “City Attorney At Center of Controversy” article for the Suburban.  So, I have two quotes for the Duncanville Mayor who brags about her own integrity……..

“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.”
Cesar Millan

Note:  I started to say something, but just use your imagination……….

“Whoever is careless…

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On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” ― Marcus Aurelius, MeditationsThe following are headlines from two different news papers covering the same incident.  First the Duncanville Suburban:"City Attorney At Center of Controversy"My Comment:  THIS IS A LIE, refuted by "Chat with Pat" coming soon!Now …

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

And for the afternoon viewer……………

Patrick Harvey

“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”
Peter F. Drucker

Responsibility is derived from the word “responsible”, which can be thought of as accountable or trustworthy.

DUNCANVILLE VOTERS:

How does your candidate measure up?

Is your candidate responsible for the waste of several hundred thousand taxpayer dollars on a failed forensic audit and a frivolous lawsuit?  (Mayor Hodge, Stephen Jones and Johnette Jameson consistently voted for the forensic audit and the lawsuit).

Does your candidate actively support bringing the community together by encouraging and participating in community events or are their actions irresponsibly designed to drive the community apart?

Does your candidate seek cooperation or seem to enjoy conflict and gridlock?

Does your candidate act in an irresponsible manner when interacting with City Hall staff creating an unhealthy work environment in City Hall?

Final Thought:

It’s hard for a selfish and self centered person to act…

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On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.” ― Peter F. DruckerResponsibility is derived from the word "responsible", which can be thought of as accountable or trustworthy.DUNCANVILLE VOTERS:How does your candidate measure up?Is your candidate responsible for the waste of several hundred thousand taxpayer dollars on a failed forensic audit and a …

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

“Together we are better” ― John Paul WarrenExcept in Duncanville, where over the past two years some of our friends and neighbors who have donated their time to City boards and commissions have been removed simply because they disagreed with members of the Duncanville City Council.  Recently, some members of the Duncanville City Council (Mayor Hodge, …