Thursday, April 10, 2014
On first glance, some of my past job experience has no correlation to my current work as a Staff Writer and Manager of Public Relations.
But don’t be fooled—I was groomed at a young age for this business. Consider some of my early jobs:
1. Library assistant. In elementary school, the fifth graders were given the “privilege” of working one of several jobs each morning during homeroom. Looking back...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
I once spent 10 hours watching an “America’s Next Top Model” marathon on TV. I don’t even particularly like the show, yet I devoted the time it takes some women to give birth to such an endeavor.
Binge-watching TV shows is one of my vices. I just find something so deeply satisfying about watching episode after episode without waiting until the following week. Conversely, I seem to find necessary...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
A leadership knowledge gap exists in the apartment industry. We have heard that many times in recent years from industry executives and managers. They’ve told us that our industry does a great job training onsite staff, but we fall down when those people are promoted into mid-level leadership roles, such as regional property manager or corporate department head positions.These people often have a...
Friday, March 14, 2014
The first time I participated in NAA’s Lobby Day, I arrived at the Capitol for a day of Senate and House meetings. I had absolutely no idea there were actual Senate and House buildings. I sort of assumed everything was conducted within the dome.
Yeah, I’m not really a political person. (And, in this case, perhaps not even an educated person.)
The point is that if I, of all people, can have a...