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June 20, 2017
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HOA to govern community of tiny homes for homeless Detroiters
The creation of an HOA is a key part of a program in Detroit that aims to battle homelessness and teach financial literacy. The Cass Tiny Homes community, once completely built by the end of this year, will be 50% occupied by people who were once homeless, and as HOA members, they will be involved in the selection process of future residents.
Business Insider (6/16) 
S. Fla. condo associations combat short-term rentals
Condo associations across South Florida have been active in setting rules to curb owners from participating in Airbnb and similar short-term rental platform programs. Tactics include requiring renters and owners to present identification to access the amenities and property, and putting caps on the duration and frequency of rentals.
The Real Deal online (New York City) (6/15) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
Speak less in group meetings to foster ideas
Some small-group situations require the leader to take charge and offer direction, but larger settings are a great time for such leaders to listen and learn, writes Jennifer V. Miller. If you need to speak, try to wait until everyone else's input has been voiced and heard.
SmartBrief/Leadership (6/13) 
Mentoring is an investment in future growth
At least 20% of a leader's time should be dedicated to mentoring staff, writes Drew McLellan, head of Agency Management Institute. Mentoring is a way to support company growth through the improvement of employee skills, loyalty and leadership potential, all of which frees up a leader to focus on the business.
SmartBrief/Leadership (6/12) 
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Ethics and Professional Conduct
It's OK to be selfish in the morning
Professionals who help others in the morning can become mentally fatigued and exhibit selfish tendencies in the afternoon, says Russell Johnson, a researcher at Michigan State University. If you absolutely need to help a co-worker, disengage from work for a bit afterward, Johnson suggests.
Fast Company online (6/14) 
Companies use technology to drive wellness initiatives
Global Intermix gave employees Fitbit trackers as a holiday gift and then created monthly competitions for increasing sleep and activity. Zeus Legal Funding offers employees the MoodGYM program to boost mental health, and Intuit combines technology-driven health data with wellness coaches who interpret it and help employees make choices to improve their well-being.
Entrepreneur online (6/15) 
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Insights from Thought Leaders in the Field of Community Association Management
On changes in the field of community association management: "No two communities are alike. Managers must be creative in what they do for their communities because owners want their community to be a standalone gem in their area." -- Linda Warren, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, The Warren Management Group
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
Thomas Fowell Buxton,
politician and abolitionist
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