Community Associations Miscellaneous

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, September 23, 2013

The word humility is a hard one to grasp in the context of a servant leader.  In Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great, he concludes that great companies have level 5 leaders.  And, level 5 leaders direct their ego away from them and focus on the larger goal of what the company achieves....

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, September 20, 2013

Flooded with questions over the recent floods in Colorado? Hopefully the answers to these frequently asked questions will help you keep your head above water:



1.  Our community was hit with the flood.  Does the association have any responsibility for repairs to the owner’s unit?

It depends.  In the absence of insurance coverage (...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 18, 2013

We all know that diversity is a buzz word in the business world today.  Diversity in the context of servant leadership means valuing different opinions and seeking out contrary views.

  By doing this the servant leader builds...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hopefully the rain has ceased pouring and the floods have stopped raging, so homeowners can begin the long and hard process of cleaning up.  Removing standing water, drying out furniture, getting rid of debris, cleaning and disinfecting are just some of the steps required in your post-flood checklist.

  If your home has suffered flood damage, FEMA has published an...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, September 5, 2013

Servant leaders need to be able to build community within their association.  When we think of building we usually think of constructing something like a house. You start with a vision, an architect reduces that vision to a set of plans, and then construction artists follow those plans and construct the home.  Is building community the same as building a house?

  I think so...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A condominium association in Venice, Florida loves the idea of new residents moving into the community, but only if they are husband and wife! That’s right—if an unmarried couple (regardless of sexual orientation) attempts to move into the community, it will not receive permission to do so until the domestic partners are married.



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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The dreaded “C” word for many is commitment.  Like a commitment in a relationship, being committed, as a servant leader, is simple but not easy. Here we are talking about being committed to others not yourself.  Again, like a relationship, that level of commitment means always thinking of the needs of others (your kids, your spouse, your best friend, the owners, the residents).

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Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Friday, August 16, 2013

As the economy struggles to get back on its feet, many homeowners are seeking loan modifications from banks to ease their financial struggles.  But borrowers are experiencing, what I fondly refer to as, the “Sike Phenomenon” from banking institutions, where loan modifications are being approved for “trial periods” that linger indefinitely, but only to be denied at the final modification stage...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, August 15, 2013

Characteristic #7 in our series on servant leadership is conceptualization.  Webster’s defines conceptualization as a process of forming an idea by mentally combining all of its characteristics or particulars.  In association leadership this translates...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thomas Jefferson said “It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.”  And so is the struggle of a true servant leader.  Persuading owners to approve a special assessment or to support an amendment to the declaration can be difficult for many...

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