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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...
  • 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...
  • Remember (We Lost) the Alamo

    I made my first trip to Texas a few years ago. I was in Dallas for a conference and my roommate met me afterward for a little road trip.  After passing what seemed like 15 different dead animals on the side of the highway—I swear I saw an ocelot among the roadkill—Steph and I arrived in San Antonio. First order of business: margaritas and Mexican goods. We made our way to a tourist haven on the...

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