As the Treasurer of the board, you’re at a homeowners meeting explaining why fees need to be increased. “I’m confident that this is the right thing to do and I’m open to your comments,” you say. A homeowner in the audience is staring at you with arms crossed, lips pursed and fists closed. Should you be concerned?
What makes a good leader? That’s hard to say. Certainly, Community association Board presidents need to be organized. They have to be willing to sacrifice some of their free time for Board business. But they also must be able to move others to work toward a common goal – for free, of course. For that, they need passion and vision.