posted on September 13, 2013 09:47
A veteran executive of a big North Carolina corporation offers this:
“If Governor McCrory had remained in corporate America, he would’ve been subjected to a mid-year review by his boss to ensure he’s on target to meet his goals and objectives.
“Let’s see how he’s doing as governor:
“Strategic planning and execution. Needs improvement. There’s little evidence of any strategic plan from this administration, or any clear understanding of what it stands for or what it’s trying to do. McCrory should vigorously and regularly poll a broad section of the state’s citizens and find out what’s important, and base his decisions and priorities on what he learns from the polls. When the legislature veers from what’s important, he should veto their nonsense and loudly tell the world he’s on the side of the people. He needs to focus on what’s important and not get dragged into the tea party jungle.
“Communications skills. Needs significant improvement. The Governor is glib and likeable, but his off-the-cuff remarks and cookie deliveries make him look clueless. He needs to be thoughtful about what he’s saying and more dignified in his delivery. Only then will he regain some of his lost credibility. When something screws up, he needs to say he’s sorry and fire somebody. And, as important, every person in McCrory’s administration should be able to recite a 2-3 sentence statement of what their boss wants to accomplish. It would be helpful if it was the same 2-3 sentences for everyone.
“Personnel matters. Needs significant improvement. Whether it was the train wreck with his public safety secretary or the ongoing nightmare with the overpaid kids at DHHS, this area shows a lack of due diligence, oversight and management control. Nothing will kill a career quicker than hiring the wrong people.
“In corporate America, McCrory would have a certain amount of time to correct these deficiencies. So, let’s give him three years or, as they say in corporate speak, he’ll be leaving to seek other opportunities.”
Friday, September 13, 2013 10:22 AM
JOBS PER PRESIDENT
Wall St Journal--Presidential Job Creation Chart (10/2012)
Obama from Barack Obama.com
Monday, September 16, 2013 9:26 AM
During the Clinton years I looked at the jobs number on the Kansas City Federal Reserve
report. The jobs were as high s 155,000,000? Yet! Wall Street Journal recent report reported highest number as 135,500,000 at end of GW Bush administration.
What is missing? Bureau of Labor Statistics listed 144,170,000 under Obama!!
Was I viewing number of all including government employees and WSJ listed only Civilian jobs?
Anyone able to enlighten me? Please do.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:33 PM
What does clarence swinney's usual cut and paste spam have do to with anything in this article? Why is it approved instead of shunted over to the forum section, where it would be appropriate?
Now to the substance of my comment.
This businessperson is clearly someone pretty far out on the left of the political spectrum. That is evident from his comment about the Tea Party and from his dislike of the accomplishments of the legislature. He is too removed from the real world of policy to comprehend that the legislature's actions on Voter ID reflect what 70% of the people want, for example. He must get all of his policy insight from BlueNC, ThinkProgress, and the NAACP, and they are just the extreme fringe.
McCrory is indeed focused on jobs and the economy and those are the issues he talks. If the politically biased media does not want to pick that up, that is not McCrory's fault.
The only place I would agree is on personnel, but this guy is clueless as to why the problem exists. McCrory and his office are not plugged into hiring, and that is the real problem. Governor Martin had a central personnel office within the governor's office which kept a close eye on hiring thoughout the administration and took an active role in it. The office had around 15 staff members. Misfires like those at DHHS did not happen in the Martin administration. McCrory's big mistake is leaving hiring solely in the hands of cabinet secretaries. That is one mistake he needs to correct soon to stop the bleeding.