Deputy Co. Administrator, Pima County
Leadership is to encourage, support and forgive. I think of the quote that good decisions come from experience and experience comes from bad decisions. It’s important to let people take risks but not punish them if their well-intentioned efforts are less that 100% successful.
Advice for girls
Jill Rukleshaus always inspires me and, I hope, others:
We are in for a very, very long haul…
I am asking for everything you have to give. We will never give up…
you will lose your youth, your sleep, your patience, your sense of
humor and occasionally… the understanding & support of people that you love very much.
In return, I have nothing to offer you but…
your pride in being a woman, and all of your dreams you’ve ever had for your daughters, and nieces, and grandaughters…
Your Future and the certain Knowledge that at the end of your days you will be able to look back and say that once in your life you gave everything you had for justice.
“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.” Oliver Cromwell. It’s always a good reminder to fully consider the other person’s perspective and ask if yourself if it is possible the other person is right.