“The worst job in the world is to have an assignment with lots of responsibilities and no authority.”
It is totally frustrating when you’ve been given a task and the best you can do is hear the gripes, and when you try to create resolution, or find a solution, you’re told, “That’s great. We’ll take it under advisement.”
Personally, I have been the president of several homeowners’ associations, and have been on several homeowners’ committees. More often than not what you will do to please someone, only angers someone else. Therefore, my advice is when you take on an assignment, you have been given responsibility, so be sure you have been give the authority to execute it.
In my book, Persuasive Communication: Get What You Want Without a Gun!, I teach persuasive techniques you can use with those in charge to give you the authority to back up your responsibilities.