In a past Association Maximization blog post titled "HBA Leadership: The Ultimate Return On Your Investment" an overview was given on the value of becoming an HBA leader. Please click on the link for this overview and then come back.
Today's blog post starts the first of several parts to my series on associate leadership based on the NAHB Associates power point presentation titled "Unlocking the Mystery of Associate Leadership. Thank you to the New Jersey Builders Association for donating the presentation to NAHB so that our associate members across the Federation could help those who want to contribute their skills and talents in helping the HBAs. While this series is designed help you associates at the local level become more engaged and ultimately part of the leadership team, change Associate to BUILDER in this and the upcoming posts, edit to reflect the difference between an associate and a builder within HBA leadership, and you have Builder Leadership training.
When we look at the avenues each volunteer travels to become an HBA leader there are four "stops" on the road leadership;
2. Committee Chairmen
3. Board of Directors
4. Senior Officers
All four have four key components to making each a success; passion, desire and follow-through.
1. Passion, where you feel it in your heart.
2. Desire, where you have the need to contribute.
3. Commitment, where you believe in the mission of the HBA.
4. Follow-through, where the combination of the first three help you "finish what you started."
All four levels of leadership will be discussed including;
1. The "right way" of achieving the level
2. What is required of each level.
3. The benefits to you of each level.
The next several weeks we are going to take a look at all four and break down each so that members, and in this case associate members, understand the process and look to help lead our locals and state associations.
The most important thing to understand, if you choose to move forward, is this simple and clear message; "Association business first, your business second."
Submitted by Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP