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January 8, 2013
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N.J. homeowners are wary of town taking over dune project
More than a dozen residents in Toms River, N.J., have failed to sign easements that would give the town a strip of their land so it can rebuild protective dunes that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The homeowners say they are worried they might be obligated to open their beaches to the public if parts of it belong to the town. "We know we need to put in dunes. Dunes are definitely a lifeline for any beach community," says Patricia Suriani, member of the Surf Cottages HOA board. "What we have wanted up to this point is more clarification of giving this easement." The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.) (1/5) Share: Email
Fla. man is evicted by HOA for $532 in past-due fees
A homeowners association foreclosed upon and evicted a resident from his house in Jacksonville, Fla., because he had $532 in unpaid fees. Ken Baxley, who owned the home for four years, says he had refused to pay the HOA for two years. "I didn't think they were that threatening," Baxley says. "I basically blew them off. That was my mistake. I blew off the homeowners association." First Coast News-WTLV-TV/WJXX-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) (1/4) Share: Email
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
It's time for leaders to get real
Leadership should be about facing up to uncomfortable realities, not about burying your head in the sand, writes George Ambler. Only reality-based leadership can inspire employees or bring long-term strategic success. "Convincing ourselves that things are better or different from reality is never a good idea," he writes. George Ambler blog (1/4) Share: Email
7 tips for becoming a better interviewer
If you're getting ready to interview candidates for a job opening, start by reading over their applications and developing a list of questions, Karen Axelton writes. "Instead of questions that can be answered with 'yes' or 'no,' ask questions that require an explanation or call on the candidate to elaborate," she advises. Also, don't use your computer or engage in any other activity that could distract you during the interview. NetworkSolutions.com (1/3) Share: Email
Doing Good in the Community
HOA board member seeks to make neighborhood road a scenic route
A member of the Lucas Valley Estates HOA board in California is leading an effort to have nine miles of a road deemed an official state scenic route, which would prohibit billboards and high-density development. "People who live there come there for the views," Liz Dale says. "We have a gold mine of scenery." Marin Independent Journal (San Rafael, Calif.) (1/4) Share: Email
Ethics and Professional Conduct
Get started on becoming a better leader in 2013
There are plenty of ways to improve your leadership in the new year, writes Daniel McCarthy. A few ideas: Improve your presentation skills, seek out better feedback, pledge to hold yourself more accountable or simply reach out to and thank your mentors. "Don't overdo it -- just pick one and commit to it," McCarthy advises. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/1) Share: Email
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It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final."
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