This is the final blog in my three-part series on how to cultivate new leaders in your community association.
Perhaps you're tired of seeing the same old faces sitting up at the front of the room at board and membership meetings. Maybe you own one of those faces and are tired of being up there, waiting for reinforcements to come in. We all recognize that an infusion of new energy, ideas and talent can stimulate any organization whether it's a business, a sports team or even a community association. The real question is: How do you attract that new talent?
If we are talking about a business or a sports team, the answer is easy: recruit them with a lucrative offer. That is not an option for community associations seeking to get new talent on their boards so communities must be a little more creative when trying to get folks involved.
Do your residents feel a sense of camraderie when they look at your board interact or the exact opposite? If your board is miserable, what is the likelihood that a talented person would want to join in the misery?
A director with true leadership skills is not often on the receiving end of a recall petition but it does occasionally happen. A leader will gracefully depart when the recall is in order rather than fighting the inevitable. This may not be your preferred method of passing the baton but if the community has spoken, you should listen.