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  • Capitol Update: Advocacy Is Like Changing a Dirty Diaper

    Dear Apartment Industry Colleagues,One recent afternoon I was enjoying some quality time with my 9-month-old daughter watching another hilarious adventure of Sponge Bob Squarepants when the most interesting commercial ran. The product is called “Diaper Surprise” where a doll, after being fed water, “deposits” a charm in its diaper which the doll’s owners can then wear on their wrists. After...
  • You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me

    We’d all like to think we’re irreplaceable at work. Pray tell, who will write blogs about their dream of falling in love at a summer camp when I’m gone? Who will start a small shoe collection under their desk? Who will hang Christmas ornaments from the branches of a dead bonsai on their office window sill?  No seriously—tell me who. But while I clearly can’t be replaced, the same isn’t always...
  • Boost Employee Engagement: Create A Culture Of Recognition

    Are your employees engaged? Are they truly motivated to achieving your property’s goals and objectives? Are you sure?Only 29 percent of North American workers are engaged in their work, according to the State of the Global Workplace, a 142-country Gallup study. And when you look at the worldwide stats, this number drops to a measly 13 percent.Thus, the bulk of employees worldwide—63 percent in...
  • The Doctor Is In The House

    I have a bad habit of passing out at inopportune medical moments. Most recently, I took one of my short “naps” after getting the flu shot at work. Let’s just say that when I came to, coworkers surrounding me, I was very pleased with my decision to wear leggings under my dress that morning. It’s hard to remain ladylike when you faint. Fortunately, California residents who share my subconscious...

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