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Success Requires Introspection and Understanding of Self

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Successful leaders must understand their own personal beliefs, goals, motivations and emotions and how those affect our response to management and leadership issues.  Great leaders listen to others, but must also listen to the inner self.  Our personal perspective will clearly affect the  outcome of a situation and our ability to lead.  Taking time for introspective analysis and personal, not just “professional” development, is important to the success of any professional, but particularly leaders.

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City manager job narrowed to four – Interim City Manager Oel Wingo one of finalists

City manager job narrowed to four – Interim City Manager Oel Wingo one of finalists

City manager job narrowed to four | WillistonPioneer.com.

Delray down to city manager short list- Oel Wingo in Top Five of Fifty Applicants

Delray down to city manager short list.

Ethics charges dropped against former Holly Hill City Manager Oel Wingo | News-JournalOnline.com

Ethics charges dropped against former Holly Hill City Manager Oel Wingo | News-JournalOnline.com.

 

Published: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 9:34 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 9:34 a.m.

Former Holly Hill City Manager Oel Wingo was cleared Friday of complaints she broke state ethics laws when she asked city department heads to sign pre-dated employment agreements in 2010 and later ordered them destroyed.

The Florida Commission on Ethics voted unanimously Friday in Tallahassee to adopt a state administrative law judge’s recommendation the complaints filed against Wingo by the Holly Hill City Commission that fired her be dismissed.

“It looked like there was a lot of politics mixed into this thing,” Ethics Commissioner Matthew Carlucci said just before the panel voted on the judge’s recommendation.

Wingo, who is now the interim city manager in Williston, didn’t return repeated phone calls seeking comment.

The City Commission fired Wingo in November 2010 just two hours after Mayor Roy Johnson and newly elected Commissioner Donnie Moore were sworn into office. The former assistant city manager of Palm Coast had only been on the job since January.

At issue in the ethics complaint were employment agreements Wingo asked city department heads to sign in July 2010. They allowed department heads to resign and collect four months of pay and benefits if their pay was reduced by a greater percentage than across-the-board cuts for other city employees.

The agreements first presented in July were originally dated May, based on an earlier agreement with the public works director, but eventually were replaced by updated versions. Wingo ordered the May-dated documents destroyed.

Wingo’s contract with the city allowed her to collect six months’ severance pay if her salary was reduced by a greater percentage than the average reduction for all department heads. A city commissioner had suggested in a July 27, 2010 workshop that Wingo’s pay be cut 20 percent and the department heads’ salaries also be reduced.

In its ethics complaint, the City Commission charged Wingo had created the agreements “presumably for the purpose of protecting and insulating herself from a possible reduction in pay and benefits.” It also accused her of falsifying public documents by backdating the original agreements and ordering the destruction of public records.

Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins ruled those charges weren’t backed up by evidence in a two-day April hearing on the complaint.

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Wingo cleared of ethics violation charges | WillistonPioneer.com

Wingo cleared of ethics violation charges | WillistonPioneer.com.

Oel Wingo Named as Interim City Manager for City of Williston

 

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By Jeff M. Hardison, © June 27, 2012
     WILLISTON – A unanimous vote by the Williston City Council on Wednesday night (June 27) sealed a deal negotiated by Council President Jerry Robinson for Dr. Oel Wingo to serve as the interim city manager of Williston.
      The 5-0 vote resulted from a motion by Vice President Norm Fugate, seconded by Councilman Charles Goodman to approve the contract.
      She will be in the office Thursday (June 28), serving as the interim city manager.
      Wingo accepted the post as an independent contractor, saying that she has four or five outstanding contractual obligations and does not want to be a city employee at the present time. She continues as a consultant.
      The $5,000 a month salary is less than former City Manager Patrick Miller’s $70,000 annual salary and it is significantly less than the proposed $100,000 starting salary she wanted when was in the mix of possible city managers, from whence the City Council chose Miller just over a year ago.
      The City Council terminated its contract with Miller. His predecessor City Manager Marcus Collins resigned. Wingo was among the inerim city managers between Collins and Miller, as was Marisela Barcenas.
      The contract between Wingo and Williston City Council allows either party to end the agreement without reason but with a 10-day notice.

Robinson to ask Wingo to be interim city manager in Williston

 

Williston to Miller: ‘Goodbye’
Robinson to ask Wingo to be interim

By Jeff M. Hardison, © June 19, 2012
     WILLISTON – A special meeting late Tuesday afternoon (June 19) resulted in a choice by Williston leaders to end the contract between the city and City Manager Patrick Miller.
Miller will continue on paid administrative leave until July 21 as well as receive 60 percent of his salary for 60 days after that as his severance pay. He will be paid for all vacation and accrued sick days that he is due too.
Miller has been on paid administrative leave from his $70,000 a year job since May 24. An “investigation” led to a 212-page report, which Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat and three of the five City Council members only saw minutes before deciding to end the investigation with no action.
The city manager was released from employment with the city without a cause beyond a “vote of no confidence,” which as City Attorney Fred Koberlein said could be because the City Council just did not like the color or fashion of his shoes. By this, he meant there was no need to have a cause for terminating employment of the man with the city.
The meeting was stalled for 45 minutes from its 3 p.m. planned starting time because Koberlein was late and because only City Council President Jerry Robinson and City Council Vice President Norm Fugate had seen the report.

The challenge–and opportunity–of ‘big data’

The challenge–and opportunity–of ‘big data’ – McKinsey Quarterly – Economic Studies – Productivity & Performance.

The ability to access more information via the internet makes organizational improvement techniques more intensive but more valuable as organizations are able to review ALL the changing variables that may affect their business. I agree with the article that finding qualified individuals who can mine this data and accurately analyze this data for the benefit of the organization is essential.

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