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November 27, 2012
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  • Potential office towers spark anger in Va. neighborhood
    Residents of the Cedars at Innsbrook neighborhood in Richmond, Va., are concerned that rezoning measures by the Henrico County Planning Commission may allow a developer to construct commercial buildings up to 250 feet tall adjacent to residential properties. The towers would stand three times as tall as office buildings in the corporate park. "We are not opposed to development," says David Cummings, vice president of the HOA. "If we could come to some reasonable level of building heights ... we could all be happier. We could move forward together to support the vision of Innsbrook for the future." Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.) (11/20) Email this Story
  • Sex offender sues condo association for residential ban
    A sex offender who was convicted 20 years ago is suing his condo association for banning him from the complex, even though he has lived there with his wife since 2008. Theodore Whipple says the Valley View Village Condominium HOA in Austin, Texas, is unreasonably restricting his residency options even though he has fulfilled his legal obligations. Courthouse News Service (11/26) Email this Story
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  Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management 
  • Tips for successful meetings
    Time is money, so spend it wisely during company meetings with these tips to keep discussion running smoothly, get objectives accomplished, stimulate out-of-the-box thinking and keep wasted time to a minimum. (11/20) Email this Story
  • Why bosses should find their "off button"
    Leaders shouldn't be afraid to turn off their smartphones and iPads, write Henry Mintzberg and Peter Todd, as digital distractions make it harder for bosses to relate to their workers effectively. "By giving managers the illusion of control, the rapid flow of information through new technologies threatens to rob them of real control," the pair write. Strategy+Business magazine (free registration) (Winter 2012) Email this Story
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  Doing Good in the Community 
  • Nevada HOA signs on to protect wild horses
    The Santa Maria Ranch HOA in Nevada has joined hands with the Wild Horse Preservation League to construct barbed-wire fences that will keep wild horses from wandering into residential properties and streets, protecting animals and humans. "I see this joint effort as an opportunity to meet all our goals, both wild horse advocates and homeowners alike," says HOA board member Tim Hall. "... As time goes on, I see projects such as this will help to motivate our residents in becoming more involved in caring for and improving our HOA community as a whole." Reno Gazette-Journal (Nev.) (11/21) Email this Story
  Ethics and Professional Conduct 
  • The right way to provide constructive criticism
    Offering constructive criticism to your employees isn't fun, but it's easier if you do it throughout the year instead of waiting until the performance review, Geoffrey James writes. It's a good idea to offer feedback immediately after a problem has occurred and to listen to what your employees tell you, he writes. Inc. online (free registration) (11/20) Email this Story
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