The Silver Lining Playbook :
Ten Secrets to Successful Leadership Part 7 of 10: Focus
The most successful people I know have a laser-like ability to focus their attention, especially in matters that require Time and/or Money, the two greatest assets that anyone possesses. Their added ability to block out distraction enables this process of adjusting for clarity and distinction, and sets them apart from the multi-tasker who deceives themselves into believing that juggling tasks is the best way to best them.
The inability of our present municipal administration to accomplish anything of value or importance begins with the negative environment they've created and is reflected in the total lack of a plan or goals, and the resulting failure to launch. Rather than increase their learning curve, they squander our tax dollars on some outside independent firm to do their homework for them, then set aside the results if it does not support their agenda. They have no idea of the meaning of the word "persistence" nor do they have the ability to analyze details. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the current administration has no ability to focus on any given matter. We've run through the first seven secrets to successful leadership only to discover that they are all connected. Fail at one, and chances are you're lacking in the others. So it also comes as no surprise to me that the City is broken in places this crowd can't fix.