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January 15, 2013
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Home-mortgage ability-to-repay rules are unveiled
Rules that govern the ability-to-repay mandate in the Dodd-Frank Act have been unveiled by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The rules spell out how lenders must ensure that borrowers can afford their home loans. They will go into effect next January. Read the CAI statement issued following release of the Qualified Mortgage Guidelines. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/DealBook blog (1/10) Share: Email
Redrawn flood zones await coastal homeowners after Sandy
Federal, state and local officials are expected to announce revisions for flood zones in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and that may mean more obstacles for homeowners who are seeking to rebuild. Building in a flood zone translates to increased costs and structure requirements, such as strict minimum heights. New York Post (1/13) Share: Email
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
Fear is the real innovation-killer
To succeed as innovators, workers first need to conquer their fears, Jorge Barba writes. To spur that process, bosses should champion creative ideas and make it clear that everyone's perspective is important and valuable. "If everyone agrees with each other, that is a bad sign. Dissent is good when it leads to constructive criticism," Barba writes. InnovationExcellence.com (1/9) Share: Email
Top tips to improve your hiring practices
Business owners who want to make smarter hiring choices in 2013 should enlist the power of social media to find strong candidates, but also rely on referrals from their own workers, Rieva Lesonsky writes. Other tips: Link social media efforts to the company website and focus advertising on sites specific to your industry. Small Business Trends (1/7) Share: Email
Ethics and Professional Conduct
Being disciplined doesn't have to be a downer
Maintaining discipline and serving customers well doesn't have to involve constant oversight and harsh punishments for transgressors, writes Irv Rothman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Financial Services. It's more important to be proactive, training workers thoroughly and then trusting them to do their jobs well. "Overemphasis on the punitive aspects can be counterproductive, especially if it's in sharp contrast with the way employees are otherwise treated," Rothman writes. ThoughtLeaders blog (1/9) Share: Email
How to select new employees and start them on the road to success
When looking at prospective employees, you should choose from a large pool of candidates, focus on their potential and get excited about new ideas they bring to the table, Ed Powers writes. Once you've made a hire, you should teach him or her about the business and encourage him or her to make suggestions. Inc. online (free registration) (1/8) Share: Email
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If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea."
-- David Belasco,
American theatrical producer, director and playwright Share: Email
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The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is a 17-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.
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