Actions speak louder, so demonstrate your abilities

Show, don't tell. Actions speak louder, so demonstrate your abilities.

This is the advice we are given when we are trying to prove our worthiness to those who don't know us, whether that's for a job, admission to college, or running for office. Calling oneself a leader doesn't make you one if you have never been in a position to direct others professionally. If you have never successfully managed a department, run a business, successfully administered programs that affect dozens or hundreds of people, been chosen and entrusted with supervising and evaluating others, led groups of people in various settings, proven your integrity in the way you carry yourself, treat others and in the way others regard you, then you are not a leader. Wishing does not make it so, saying it over and over does not make it true. What qualifications? What degrees, in what fields? What demonstrated accomplishments can you show? Have you ever been chosen to lead? What do people who have nothing to gain by flattering you say about you? Can you communicate honestly and effectively? Being Sheriff is not an entry-level job. It's not even a secondary-level job. You need the big-picture perspective that only comes from many different experiences, thoughtful reflection, and proven effort. "Big ideas" alone are not enough. And for anyone already in a leadership role, if the people you lead have no confidence in that leadership, then you are not a leader. But we live in an age of misinformation and "alternative facts," and it's easy for people to try to tell us who they are, and if we don't know better, we might be taken in at first. "When someone shows you who they are, believe them."--Maya Angelou #KnowYourSheriff

Lawn signs have arrived!!! Tonight’s zoom will be postponed until tomorrow night as I am out delivering lots of lawn signs to those who asked for one. Let me know if you or someone you know would like a lawn sign, I deliver!