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December 12, 2017
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Fla. HOA caught in dispute over neighborhood package deliveries
Resident David Stewart complained to the Piney-Z HOA in Tallahassee, Fla., when his neighbor, Chris Riley, began using his garage as a UPS neighborhood distribution point for package delivery. Stewart felt the HOA did not resolve the situation, so he went to the police, resulting in city zoning officials issuing Riley a notice stating he would have to cease the "commercial" operations based on residential zoning laws.
Tallahassee Democrat (Fla.) (tiered subscription model) (12/8) 
Managing safety inspections part of HOA's responsibility
HOAs and condo associations are responsible for complying with many federal and local safety standards. Their duties include having fire safety equipment and elevators inspected, finding qualified vendors to perform inspections and monitoring potentially unsafe situations, such as displaced masonry.
The Cooperator/New York (12/2017) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
The right path always follows core values
Live by your core values and act on behalf of others when times get tough, writes Art Barter, CEO of Datron World Communications. "It's not just about me surviving the challenge -- everyone is trying to survive and overcome the challenge set before them," he writes.
SmartBrief/Leadership (12/7) 
Good leaders understand the value of emotions
Good leaders don't ignore the emotions of subordinates or themselves, writes Steve McKee. "A great deal of internal tension, lack of alignment, turf battles and even working at cross-purposes can result from unaddressed emotional undercurrents, and a leader who is blind to these dynamics (willingly or otherwise) won't be a leader for long," he writes.
SmartBrief/Leadership (12/6) 
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Ethics and Professional Conduct
Get busy now, because someday might not ever come
Ray Edwards' Parkinson's disease diagnosis made him realize how many of his supposed priorities he was putting off because of behavioral patterns he was following. "The doors of destiny are not locked but are often held shut by the chains of habit," he writes.
Michael Hyatt (12/5) 
Report: Some hourly employees ready to jump ship
Almost half of hourly employees want to find new positions, according to a survey by Snagajob released in October, but offering the right working conditions could help businesses limit turnover. "Being able to provide advancement, benefits, paid time off, fun working environment, group outings, etc. helps us to keep great hourly employees," Tropical Smoothie franchisee Nicholas Crouch said in an email.
Entrepreneur online (12/4) 
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Updated CMCA exam forms launch Jan. 1
The blueprint for the CMCA examination has been updated based on the results of the 2017 Job Analysis Survey. New forms of the CMCA exam that were built following the revised exam blueprint will launch on Jan. 1.

An updated CMCA Candidate Handbook and CMCA Study Guide have been posted to CAMICB's website. The 2017 CMCA Handbook and Study Guide are also available through Dec. 31; candidates testing on or before Dec. 31 will test against the current exam forms.

The core knowledge areas tested on the CMCA examination have not changed. Revisions to the exam blueprint are limited, and resources recommended for CMCA exam preparation are unchanged.

Read detailed information on the launch of the updated CMCA examination forms.
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The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is a 22-year old independent board that sets the standards for community association managers worldwide. CAMICB (formerly NBC-CAM) administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination, a rigorous, three-hour test that measures managers' knowledge of community management best practices. Passing the CMCA examination and maintaining the standards of the CMCA certification is proof that a manager is knowledgeable, ethical and professional. CMCA-certified managers have the skills to safeguard the assets of homeowners' associations, giving homeowners peace of mind and protecting home values.
The CMCA credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) which means it complies with NCCA’s stringent international standards for a professional certification program. NCCA accreditation provides independent validation that the CMCA program meets or exceeds twenty-one standards concerning various aspects of the certification program including its purpose, structure, governance, psychometric foundation, policies and procedures. Accreditation validates the integrity of the CMCA program and is a mark of quality.
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