Excerpted from a story about the hiring
of George Gretsas, Sun-Sentinel, May 19, 2004:
Gretsas scored "below
leadership assessments the final candidates
were required to undergo, fairing the worst of the final four
who were evaluated, according to test records released to the
South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The evaluation compares a candidate's
answers to those of other private and public managers nationwide,
but commissioners -- with the exception of Carlton Moore --
dismissed the results,
saying they aren't looking for the typical bureaucrat. ...
Hutchinson and Commissioner Dean Trantalis were
the only commissioners to include Gretsas on their original top-five
list a few weeks ago. ...
Trantalis said he supported Gretsas but was worried
about the evaluation indicating below average leadership skills.
In a separate assessment of leadership,
oral communications and problem analysis/decision making, Gretsas
also scored last out of the four.
Moore said Gretsas
was the "weakest
candidate," and he feared that after working under
a strong mayor government, Gretsas wouldn't follow the will
of the majority.