I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing”. –Aristotle
TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More
I believe in information, be informed, having everyone on the same page, a multipronged approach, and getting to the bottom of things.
I am a man of the people, I don’t sit on a pedestal, I look at you in the in the eyes and tell you the blunt truth!
I believe in brainstorming (no wrong answers, thoughts or suggestions in that), in having many people have the opportunity to comment, in dialog that hopefully leads to action. We all come from different walks of life and can enhance the whole to be greater than the parts.
I know my approach is new to many in the public sector and I never hid how I would be. This style has been good while I was a Manager, a Small Business Owner, and elsewhere in life.
Correcting the shortfalls begins with admitting they exists!
Some in the Public Sector cannot handle this type of action/dialog. Those are the “Mine, Mine”, “Me, Me” and “I am the important one”. They are control freaks and they care more about themselves than others. They are/care more about who/whom is doing something rather than what is being said or done. They don’t like others input and cry and claimer if a bunch of people are in an email that it is mass email. I will go to the extent that many of this type are lazy and are elitists.
"There are two types of people — those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.” Frederick L. Collins
Romans also had a strong sense of superiority. Anyone outside of the empire was thought to be a "barbarian."
When rain threatens raincoats, something is wrong.
To put it more succinctly: Yowza!
"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would not be found out.” - Thomas Macaulay
While I include in my emails those people to whom it would impact and/or matter to and asked that we all bring some dialog and talk about some issues and or questions that impact Cudahy and Milwaukee County. All of them are relevant to the situation as it affects them directly or it impacts them in other ways.
True civility is when everyone gives to every other one every right that they claim for themselves.
I prefer email as you all know. It is in Black and White, you own it. I am respectful and cordial, however I will use the same type of zeal, and method used in my reply as was used towards me.
Again, I believe in a bunch of people in the emails so everyone can add their thoughts and we are on the same page – I call it the multipronged approach! Continuing down the path of having discussions that hopefully lead to action, I was hoping this group can get the ball rolling.
Answers, ideas, and solutions know(s) no boundaries, nor should it. That is why dialog amongst the Cudahy, Milwaukee County, boards and groups are vital and necessary to achieve the maxim outcome and I welcome all help and ideas regardless of location be it geographic or not. We cannot and should not exclude anyone willing to help, to do so would be shortsighted and not in the best effort for the citizens. Cooperation comes first by asking, listening, then sharing and talking and finally by action.
I look forward to good cooperation and excellent relationships and keeping people in the loop, and more importantly, to open up dialog and to make sure we are all on the same page – the one marked “In the Best Interest of the People, For the People, By the People”!
Good teamwork will be essential to the success!
As a Cudahy Alderman, I want to stress that my personal feelings, while I am doing the will of the people, is set aside and Cudahy Mayor Hohenfeldt can state to that very fact. We all wear multiple hats and must keep in check the ones that we are not wearing at the time. Yes we are a product of our past and events that have happen to us or from us, but we have to try to the best of our ability to hold them at bay when we are doing the will of the people. While we, as elected officials, need to be more mindful of whom our real bosses are – the taxpaying citizens. We should NEVER feel we know better than the taxpaying citizens and always ask ourselves, what would they want me to do?
Success will come and go, but integrity is forever.
The media is always interested in both success and failures and many times the difference comes down to effort. I have contacts in the media and would love nothing more to deliver a positive story of cooperation amongst the City of Cudahy and Milwaukee County along with cooperation of people coming together to do the people’s will and move development forward.
In this day and age, Cudahy, Milwaukee County, the Board, and all parties need positive stories and outcomes as the media of today prefers negative outcomes to sell their product. As my mentor Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan taught me, praise the cooperation in the media and let the media also know when there are roadblocks put up. My friends at Channels 4 and 6 along with my good friend Jay Weber of WISN 1130 would like to know either way when it happens. I would like nothing more than to be singing praises when the time(s) comes.
In the end, all I care about is that the taxpayers get what they pay for, have representatives who care about their-the People’s interests and they have a voice in what is being done. We are all instruments of the people, doing their wishes and wills and representing the body as a whole with the best interest of the whole in mind.