I mentioned last time that I have a great team of people that are working hard to make the department a success. I truly believe that they can do anything that they put their minds to. They are engaged and working hard. I can trust…..most of them.
There are a few among them that have a weird loyalty to the past. I don’t know why. They are not senior employees by any means. They were not around the “old order”. I can’t explain it. But it makes them not as trustworthy as the rest. Maybe that is my perception or really the way it is. I’m not sure, but they won’t last in my administration. I don’t like not being able to trust.
Anyway, I have a great team of people. We get shit done and don’t make apologies for working hard. I am proud of the work they are doing.
A few days I had a bit of a breakdown. I let the paranoia creep in and start telling me that I couldn’t trust anyone; even those closest to me. It was scary and a wake up call. I need to make some commitments and buy in 100% into those things that have not wavered during the storms in my life.
I have to put my mind in the right place. I have people watching my six so I am trying to rest easy knowing that I will not be blind sided again. I hope it works.
I find it funny that now that the opposition in my previously mentioned situation realized that they have lost, they tried one last effort to throw stones at me in a City council meeting. It was a valiant effort from a failing offensive. They lacked facts or a sensible argument. It was nice to see someone show their face, instead of hiding behind their friends at the newspaper. No one has admitted to being the author of the anonymous letter however. They don’t have the balls. They won’t ever.
We are rebuilding and will be a powerhouse soon. I know it!
I started my reign as Chief by laying out my strategy using my 6R plan that I developed. We will get into that the next time.
Come on vacation………..