Berwick, PA, April 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Berwick Mayor hopeful Andrew Shecktor delivered a guest presentation to the “First Line Supervisory Management” class Wednesday evening (April 10, 2013) at Luzerne County Community College in Berwick, at the invitation of instructor Michelle McCabe. The lecture was to show the connect between management and politics, and what drives a person to politics. Ms. McCabe introduced Mr. Shecktor to the class and then postulated “why would anyone want to get involved in politics”, referring to the return versus investment in time and money, and all the dirty “back alley” tactics used against candidates.
Mr. Shecktor rallied the students to assist his presentation and then explained how the very act of planning a lecture and recruiting volunteers to assist represents the very fundamentals of management. Politics, like management and sales, requires planning and recruiting and then directing those recruited to the various tasks needed to complete the plan.
He then went on to say that running for office requires even more fortitude than management in a commercial environment in that not only your opponents but voters who oppose you will attack your credibility in every way possible. A plan has to be set in motion to address known and unknown and warranted and un-warranted allegations. The trick is to be prepared for the unexpected at all times.
His presentation was well received and the students were very animated and asked many questions. He left his audience with a final thought. "When planning anything always plan for three possible positive outcomes and three possible negative outcomes. Have a plan to turn the negative outcomes around and be sure to have three 'escape' plans if all else fails. With good planning and 'planned expectations' you will always succeed."