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February 26, 2013
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  • HOAs try new tactics to recoup lost dues
    Homeowners associations overwhelmed with many foreclosed homes in their communities are trying different tactics to recover lost dues, including relying on short sales or renting out the properties. Dealing with nonpayment "has taken a little more involvement, management and oversight" by boards, says Andy Pressley of MECA Properties. "They've had to be a little more attentive to the issue. They don't want to foreclose, but they have to make decisions for the best of the community." The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (2/23) Email this Story
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  • Use tough love to keep your team on schedule
    If your team keeps blowing deadlines, it doesn't help to keep quiet, writes Patty Azzarello. Public accountability and tracking show that being late is unacceptable, and they usually result in more projects being on time, she writes. "It's not about coming down hard on someone or being disrespectful or nasty. It's about moving the business forward," Azzarello writes. Fast Company online (2/20) Email this Story
  • How to energize employees through responsibility
    Employers can keep workers energized by letting them set their own hours, by collaborating online quickly instead of dragging people through long meetings and by giving them the authority to get things done without constant supervision, writes Andrew Wilkinson, founder of MetaLab Design. "At MetaLab we don't care when or how long your lunch is, or whether you have to run to a doctor's appointment -- just go do it. We aren't your parents and we aren't going to time your bathroom breaks," he writes. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (2/12) Email this Story
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  • How to turn failure into a path to success
    It's best to recast failures as stepping stones to success, but how do you actually go about doing that? Start by forgiving yourself and venting your frustration, then be frank about what went wrong and get back in the saddle, writes Lewis Schiff. "Remember, you're trying to succeed brilliantly at something most people can't do at all," Schiff writes. Inc. online (free registration) (2/21) Email this Story
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