REGISTER VIEWPOINT: Daugherty's words worth listening to

Yes, we know. We gave Sue Daugherty a thumbs-up here Friday. She rates more. She's built a solid reput
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Yes, we know. We gave Sue Daugherty a thumbs-up here Friday.

She rates more.

She's built a solid reputation, in her post as director of Serving our Seniors, as a tireless and effective advocate for senior citizens in Erie County.

Last week, she demonstrated her effectiveness as an advocate for present and future seniors.

She presented, in a solid and reasonable, cool-headed yet passionate three-minute speech, the case for Sandusky City Commissioners to not only adjust their attitudes toward serving, and listening to, the people who voted them in, but to learn how to do it.

She suggested professional training in management and effective leadership, and she did it in a professional way.

There's no shame in learning from the pros how to lead and manage, how to make the best use of your people and their talents. Plenty of people make plenty of money showing other people how to do just that.

If she weren't so busy doing something so important, we'd suggest her for the job.

Serving our Seniors, in case anyone hasn't noticed (and frankly, Daugherty is the kind of person who's so good at her job you don't always notice her doing it) has been effective on a shoestring. The advocacy agency is about people, and it's run that way.

And it works.

The statewide drug repository for senior citizens exists in large part because she wouldn't stop saying the right things to the right people.

So -- and we'll repeat ourselves here -- when she starts talking about how to get the most and the best out of your organization, it's not a bad idea to listen.

Even if she goes over her three-minute limit.

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