Tonight I presided over my building's annual homeowners association (HOA) meeting. I serve as one of three directors on the board of the HOA.
I enjoy these meetings because I get to play the role of facilitator. In most organizations and companies, meetings are long and unproductive. About six years ago, I took it upon myself to become a skilled facilitator. That meant reading books such as How to Make Meetings Work and The Art of Facilitation.
Tonight I was able to keep the meeting flowing so that it finished twenty minutes early.