Tenacity and the power of a simple idea. That’s what I’ve been thinking about these days. Here’s why…
So I’m sitting on the “dais” at the annual homeowner’s association meeting of which I am a new member and Vice President. As we open the floor for new business, a discussion ensues about neighbors not weeding their flower beds. (You can’t make this stuff up…). The discussion went on for about 20 minutes with lively discussion ranging from, “The board should send a letter directly to the people who don’t want to clean up,” to “We have no right to tell people when and how often to pick weeds.” These are the kinds of issues the board has had to grapple with in the past. Sometimes they dealt with things skillfully; sometimes, not so much.
From my perspective, the board has had a reputation to overcome — one of being heavy handed, didactic, and, generally, not friendly. (Personally, I know this is not necessarily the case; still, the reputation persists). My singular goal in joining the board was to help change this perception. It’s going to be an uphill battle, but critical if we want to have a neighborhood that puts “neighbor” first. This experience made it clear just how much tenacity I’m going to have to have to ensure that a simple idea — putting “neighbor” first — becomes the operating norm for this team.
And that’s all I have to say about that…..
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