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  • We Want Candy

    M&M’s—the candy that melts in your mouth, not in your hand—are delightful. M&M’s—managers and meetings—are not. Let me back up a step before I’m asked to pack my belongings and turn in my key card. Managers and meetings are necessary components of most office environments. But as many lower-level employees can attest, it often seems like M&M’s require time that could otherwise be...
  • Property Management and the Lencioni Model

    For community managers who have a difficult time implementing onsite team-building exercises, consider coaching your team using a model illustrated by Patrick Lencioni, author of “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.” The model is shaped like a pyramid, and explores several areas we must heed to as leaders of our organizations, beginning with a foundation built upon trust.Lencioni reasons that a...
  • It's Time To Get Schooled

    Climbing the corporate ladder may seem like the hard part, but it’s what you do once you’re at the top that’s often the most challenging aspect of your career.  If you work in a regional position or as a corporate department head and would like to learn how to lead effectively across generations, delegate tasks to develop and train others and, most importantly, find time to work on future...
  • Celebrate the Path to Your Apartment Career During Apartment Careers Month

    As we celebrate Apartment Careers Month this month, NAAEI is reaching out to high school and college students to make them aware of the exciting job opportunities we offer and to advise about working in the industry. You may have heard that our theme this year is “The Apartment Industry is Home to Many Successful Careers!”My early jobs in high school taught me the importance of good customer...

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