Posts

Showing posts from February, 2016

Leadership is not a title, it's a behavior

Image
▶Posted in triplicate (a Trilogy) around these #ALTACITIES and our Flipboard magazines, the following #SocialCurrentSee archive is a timely sequel to the allied posts on our NEXTDOOR Trilogy message board.
The #ALTACITIESarchivedVIDEO clip (above), an important '#SocialCurrentSee' lecture courtesy of TEDx, was not intended for the management, board, or residents of common interest developments (aka HOAs), but the leadership theme might well apply in this location and any business enterprise, nonprofit or for-profit.

Flip②▶ Follow: Susan ScottFierce, Inc.

▶ QUOTABLE Susan Scottis a best-selling author and leadership development architect who has enabled top executives worldwide to engage in vibrant dialogue with one another, with their employees, and with their customers for two decades. A recognized thought leader in the global business and education communities, and recipient of the 2008 Stevie Award for Entrepreneur of the Year. Susan and her company, Fierce, Inc., are comm…

Runway clearance issue at FL HOA

Image
▶Posted in triplicate (a Trilogy) around these #ALTACITIES and our Flipboard magazines, the following #SocialCurrentSee archive is a timely sequel to the allied posts on our NEXTDOOR Trilogy message board.
Very few common interest developments (aka HOAs) in the USA come with a landing strip like the one shown above. As amenities for HOAs generally go, a community golf course or a fitness center may be the typical luxury, not a private plane landing strip?  The clips and links below reveal some truth in the old adage (here paraphrased): "The more you add to your home purchase, the more that can go wrong!"

According to CAIRF, Florida leads the nation with about 50,000* HOAs where in excess of 8 million* residents live, topping the nation in both categories. (*2016 estimates)

This location is the Spruce Creek Fly-in Communitynear Daytona Beach, Florida. Recently notable is how a conflict for resident pilots at this HOA made the report that is linked below.


Related: READ STORY

The Date

Image
Posted in triplicate (a Trilogy) around these #ALTACITIES is the following #SocialCurrentSee archive that is a fitting precursor to archived content on our FLIPBOARD magazines and the allied post on our NEXTDOOR Trilogy message board:
Basically, there are two reasons why I identify with the story in the video clip below.   1) We live in a the TGI 55+ common interest development (aka HOA) in Southern California. Here, among the 1317 homes, are many residents who are living out their senior years without the presence of a spouse they had loved for decades. 2) A growing number of my professional colleagues, family members, and friends have suffered this kind of separation in life. Of course, Dee Dee and I are most thankful we are still together as a couple (now nearly 45 years) and have survived many challenges to our longevity both in life and in matrimony. Notable in this regard has been our ten-year survivorship with a cancer episode that began for me in 2006.  

Related: READ A Wi…

Accountability catches up with cancer charity

Image
Posted in triplicate ( a Trilogy) around these #ALTACITIES is the following #SocialCurrentSee archive that is a fitting precursor to the allied post on our NEXTDOOR Trilogy message board:
Justification to consider a service like NOMOROBO® is found in the following LINK▶ http://goo.gl/S9QR53 ▶ an account of a national cancer charity that has raised millions via telemarketing robo calls while allegedly spending annually about 2% of income on actual charitable support of cancer patients and causes.  When and if you get such a call, do you generally ask the caller (usually a paid solicitor) what is the percentage of fund-raising and administrative costs for their organization?  Block such calls with NOMOROBO ® ▶ http://goo.gl/9vDlH4 ▶ to save your time and money.
By the way, in the professional world of USA philanthropy, the benchmark standard is for administrative and fund-raising costs for charitable fundraising should be under 15% of total dollars raised with 5% being a hallmark of th…

TWC, all cable companies face 'disconnect' with FCC

Image
Numerous sources report the FCC has voted for proposed rules that would require cable companies to provide information like channel and on-demand listings to other companies. If approved, your cable subscription would no longer be tied to a set top box provided by the cable company. Instead, it could be accessed through devices like Apple TV, Android TVRoku, game consoles, and internet giants like Google, evenAmazon.  ▶SOURCE ▶ FCC Ruling Could Shake Up Cable Companies - IGN News

Those who live in common interest developments (aka HOAs) like this blogger and my 1,317 neighbors (not to mention some 70 million more HOA members around the USA) may take special delight in this prospect because our current cable rates are sky high due mainly to the relative lack of consumer choice. What's more, our TGI HOA community in Southern California, the Inland Empire area south of Corona has a peculiar captive arrangement with the cable company that has prompted a long-standing legal tiff bet…