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  • It Can Wait Until Morning

    Here’s a shocking fact: When people get work emails after they’ve left work, they get angry. WHAT?! This news comes from a study released in February from a management researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington. In the UT-Arlington study, “Hot Buttons and Time Sinks: The Effects of Electronic Communication During Nonwork Time on Emotions and Work-Nonwork Conflict,” researchers surveyed...
  • I May Be the Next Olivia Pope

    Full disclosure: The majority of my political knowledge stems from watching “Scandal.” Which is to say, I know a lot.   Fortunately, the 2015 NAA Capitol Conference was a valuable experience for government affairs directors and Shonda Rhimes bingers alike.   Tuesday kicked off with world-renowned photographer Platon, who has captured the essence of everyone from Prince to Putin. The charismatic...
  • Lead With Your Heart, Property Managers

    There are countless books and in existence promising the secret to success, but to me, it all comes down to a simple philosophy about people. As someone who spends a lot of time relationship building, I see time and time again what happens when you forget that people are people. People have free will, and they can choose to buy-in or they can opt-out. If they opt-out, you lose.  Let me explain.I'...
  • Fishing For a Star

    I once had a job interview at an aquarium in Ireland.  Admittedly, this seemed bizarre even at the time. Then again, when the job you’re applying for involves selling sandwiches you’re carrying around town in a red basket, there’s no…home office. To add to the absurdity that was this moment in my life, my best friend also came along for the interview. The head of The Tasty Sandwich Guy only had...

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