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

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 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

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 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

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 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

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.



Tampa media...

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

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 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

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 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

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 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

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...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, August 12, 2013 | State Legislation

Now that the hustle and bustle of the legislative session is over and those interested parties that like to read legislative bills have been able to fully digest the contents of what was passed, we thought it would be a good idea to review what we know.  We know that the legislature has placed a full court press on regulating common interest communities and their actions.

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, August 9, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Empathy is the ability to experience and relate to the thoughts, emotions or experiences of others.  Empathy is more than just sympathy, which is being able to understand and support others with compassion or sensitivity.  Just like with listening, empathy is not passive. It...

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