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  • All In a Day's Work

    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...
  • I Want My HGTV

    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...
  • Leadership Knowledge Gap Among Mid-Level Managers Has Become Growing Concern

    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...
  • The Time I Almost Saw Nancy Pelosi: Your Lobby Day Coverage

    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...

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