Do you have an agenda?
Did you publish that agenda?
Do people plan to gather in your presence based on that agenda?
Maybe you should stick to that agenda.
You know. Honesty, integrity, transparency.
Otherwise people might not think you’re capable of agendas when they’re an important part of your job, and then – just maybe – they’ll decide they should get somebody into your job that can stick to what they say they’re going to do.
If you don’t do what you say you’re going to do often enough, people may decide it’s either because you don’t know how (incompetent) or you’ve decided to say one thing and do something else (dishonest). After a while, it has to be one or the other.
Note: If anyone directly related with land annexation, lynch mobs and character assassination of former mayors, and city sales of land in the last year – year and a half – or so is reading this, please join in the comments. Tom, Steve, Ken, Paul, Andrea, et. al. are all welcome to fill in the blanks. I look forward to a lively discussion.