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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...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Fidelity insurance coverage is also known as “employee dishonesty” coverage.  It is an insurance policy meant to protect associations from loss of funds resulting from dishonest acts of its employees, directors, officers, and/or management company...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In Part 5 of this series, I want to talk about listening effectively.  Did you hear what I said or did you just hear you need to listen?  Effective listening is a skill which is not passive. It takes action on your part and it isn’t something that many...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Believing that strong communities create a stronger city, Mayor Michael Hancock has launched Denver Days, a citywide effort to help neighbors get to know each other and get involved with their communities.

   Denver Days runs from August 3rd...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, August 5, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

By early May, 2013, Facebook had over 1.11 billion users and Twitter had over 550 million users. Social media is fast becoming the preferred method of communication among the masses, probably because of the enticing ability to post on-the-go. But do you stop and think before you post?

The man who posted...

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