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  • New Kids On the Block

    Not too many moons ago, I was the “young one” at work. And then five years and three returning grey hairs passed by.  Still, 28 ain’t so bad. In the professional world, I’m considered “next gen”—marching along with the rest of my relatively young colleagues toward the brass ring of future leadership. This is a somewhat frightening thought, as I only discovered Monday that I have, in fact, had a...
  • Say It To My Face

    A friend who shall remain nameless was once broken up with via Facebook message. Self-aware enough to realize she was about to lose her you-know-what, she marched into her supervisor’s office and said, “Someone just broke up with me on Facebook and I need to leave immediately.” Her boss said just one word: “Go!” Now, she and I know this was both out of the kindness of her supervisor’s heart AND...
  • Why Your New Multifamily Technology Initiative Will Fail

    I was recently asked the question: "Why is it that new system initiatives using technology that works well, often fail to be adopted?" Anyone with any level of experience in systems and technology deployments has also most likely experienced some level of failure when deploying a new system. Far too often, however, that failure was not driven by the choice of the technology or the underlying...
  • 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...

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