Do The Hard Things First

In business and in government, the best time to tackle tough issues is right away. The longer you wait, the tougher they get.

People elect leaders or appoint CEOs to fix big problems and get big things done.

When I won re-election, it was in no small part because enough time had elapsed for people to see the results of the tougher decisions: a safer and healthier city, with better services, more jobs, and a stronger economy.