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, …

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

“In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.”   ―     Max DePree,     What we are right now is a City divided by the last two years of relentless focus on litigation. City services have been affected by a historic employee turnover in …

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”   ―     Abraham LincolnThe following headline was spotted in the Crescent Realty Propaganda Tabloid (Duncanville Suburban):"City Attorney At Center of Investigation"That is a …

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18 There's a question asked to a child: "What would you like to be when you grow up"? There's a question asked on a job interview: "What do you see yourself doing five years from now"? There's an old saying that goes like this: "When you …

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

"It’s time to care; it’s time to take responsibility; it’s time to lead; it’s time for a change; it’s time to be true to our greatest self; it’s time to stop blaming others.”   ―     Steve MaraboliThe effective community leader must care more about the community than their own personal agenda.  The effective community leader must …

On Leadership in Duncanville (A Continuing Series)

"Leadership is influence". —John C. MaxwellDoes your influence make a situation better or worse?  When people think of you, what is it that they remember?  Previous leaders in Duncanville had a positive influence on the community such as Costco, Hilton Garden Inn, Pappadeaux's, etc.  Lately, our leaders seem to make their mark in lawsuits and …

On Leadership in Duncanville

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? —Benjamin Disraeli VOTERS OF DUNCANVILLE:  In May 2013, when you voted for change with new councilmembers, did your candidate for Mayor support your wish for a different direction for the community, or did your candidate dig in their heels and resist change? Does your candidate …